I will continue knitting my tiaras and crowns, that is a given, along with making wedding jewellery commissions. I am planning a whole series of new jewellery making workshops for the New Year and I am waiting to see the response from my exhibitions before I start knitting and crocheting more wall art. but I am also wanting to introduce a range of beaded birthstone jewellery so I have been looking at the Kernowcraft website to see whether this would be possible - and to my delight I have discovered it is and I thought I would like to show you how!
Firstly why am I so surprised at being able to do this?
Well as you know if you have seen my jewellery makes - I work with beads, I usually work with glass, beads, freshwater pearls and semi precious beads basically anything with a hole all the way through so I can them thread onto wire or beading thread - I rarely wire wrap stones and I do not set stones or cabochons into bezels. So as far as semi precious stones this can be quite limiting or so I thought -
I have in mind to crochet or knit my birthstone jewellery so not only do the stones have to be in a bead form they have to be small enough or in a suitable shape to suit my designs and the beads I have selected for my wish list I believe will work perfectly to create the look I am after -
so here is my wish list with links to the product on the Kernowcraft website - If these products capture your imagination please contact me to discuss the type of jewellery I would /could make with the beads as I would be happy to make as a commission.
|Garnet Faceted |
Marquise Briolette Beads
I would hang at least five of these on a crocheted choker style necklace either with beading thread or wire.
February - Amethyst
|Pink Amethyst Faceted Drop Briolette Beads,|
March - Aquamarine
|Aquamarine Curved Triangular Tube Beads|
April - Diamond
|Diamond Natural Rough Crystal Nugget Beads|
I would hope to crochet a choker / necklace and include at least three of these in the design - You just don't know how excited I am about these!
May - Emerald
July - Ruby
September - Sapphire
|Shaded Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald Faceted Rondelle Beads|
June - Pearls
|Cultured Freshwater White Pearls, 4-4.5mm Roundish|
August - Peridot
|Peridot Faceted Rondelle Bead|
October - Opal
|Ethiopian Opal Drop Shape Briolette Beads|
Most Opals come in cabochon form and would look stunning wire wrapped, but to my delight Kernowcraft also have opal beads which would hang so elegantly from a knitted or crocheted choker.
November - Topaz
|Sky Blue Topaz Faceted Drop Briolette Beads|
December - Turquoise
|Turquoise Round Beads|
All of my chosen beads could also be incorporated into earring designs and some could even be added to a knitted or crocheted ring and I am sure with more thought I could come up with even more suggestions, that is the beauty of jewellery design - the possibilities are endless .
I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have enjoyed researching it - and maybe one day I will get my hands on some of these and share my actual makes!
this post is part of Kernowcraft's Win Your Wishlist competition.