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Pinspiration #2

Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time looking at crochet jewellery. I had the idea together with my friend Stephanie, who is a jewellery making expert to combine our talents and make items to sell and split the profits.

So far our big success has been with making Owly Charms and keychains:

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Pinterest has been a fabulous source of inspiration, so I want to share my top five pins that we hope to be able to use for inspiration to design something in very much our own style.

Crochet and gemstone inspiration

This one has already inspired us, here’s an example of what we have done:

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Rainbow balls necklace

I just love this necklace. The colours are gorgeous and it makes me feel sunny.

Crochet keychainsI love the embellishments and this is just lovely. I would definitely love a key chain like this.

Mixed media necklaceThe combination of different materials used here just works.

bobby pinsWe have also started on something similar to this, a really simple yet effective accessory.

The biggest challenge we are faced with in getting these projects off the ground is time. We are both very busy with work and study and children and husbands that finding five minutes to sit together and work has been just about impossible. We must work harder on finding the time, we have so many ideas and are chomping at the bit to get on with it!

What do you think of crochet jewellery? Would you wear it? Do you have any inspiration of your own you’d like to share with me?

Pinspiration #1

I am a massive fan of Pinterest.  The amount of time I spend there is ridiculous.  Pinterest is now to me what Facebook was a couple of years ago.  I will have a quick browse before I go to bed at night and am wondering what cool projects I can find first thing in the morning.

I especially love the global society we live in.  It means that first thing in the morning I’m being flooded with ideas Americans have been pinning while I’ve been sleeping, and when I get home from work I have the same guilty pleasure courtesy of the Australians.

Here I am going to share some of the coolest Pinterest crochet projects that I have found over the previous week or so.  Thanks to the new Pinterest look and feel, it’s easy to link to the source of the pins which is a wonderful addition to the site.  No more clicking through thirty pins to get to the origin!

My faves for this week:

 

Bitty Flower Hat

This is a hat that I’m biding my time to get stuck into. Aren’t the colours just gorgeous?

 

Granny Stripe Messenger Bag

Granny Stripe Messenger Bag, found on Craftsy. I’m wondering where I can pick up the extra bits and pieces for the handles and snap closure, so I can make something just like this.

 

Roses and Lace scarf

Roses and Lace scarf from Crochet World magazine. I just love the roses. Why aren’t there more hours in the day?

 

Crochet deer head

Crochet Deer Head from ManafkaMina on Etsy. These just make me laugh. I’d love one on my wall. I can just imagine my library with all my crochet trophy heads….

 

Ribbed newsboy hat

Ribbed Newsboy Hat by Posh Patterns on Craftsy. I’ve just bought this patern and am busy making a couple for a friend (I’ll link them when finished). It’s a wonderful pattern, highly recommended.

I’d love it if you took a moment to browse my pins and you’re more than welcome to follow me.  I’m always hunting for more inspiration, so I’ll definitely follow you.

MissNeriss on Pinterest

MissNeriss on Pinterest