Color Inspiration - On Grandma's Lap
by Debbie Blair
One of my fondest early memories of visiting my grandma's house as a child was finding her in her "easy chair" in the living room, a basket of yarn at her feet and a crochet hook in her hand. While no particular projects stand out in my mind, I do know she made numerous hats and blankets over her lifetime. She was a seamstress as well, so I imagine she crocheted any number of sweaters or other garments through the years, too.
My daughter tends to be one of those lucky individuals that seemingly takes to new things easily. When she was seven or eight years old, I found her in her room knitting contentedly. She had taught herself how to cast on by looking at the drawings and instructions in a book of mine. She is eager to try crochet next, so I imagine that will be a good indoor activity for us, whiling away the hours during cold winter days.
This photo reminds me so much of my daughter and her desire to create with yarn.
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - On Grandma's Lap - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration grandmas lap
Debbie Blair's Color Inspiration - On Grandma's Lap - , Wire Jewelry Design, Design, color inspiration grandmas lap
For my necklace, I used 18-gauge wire to form two hoops, using a ball-peen hammer to work-harden and texture them. I used 24-gauge wire to wrap beads above and below the hoops, as well as to add a strand of beads to the leather strap. While I used Swarovski crystal pearls, you could use glass rounds in your choice of colors.
Cheers to your creative endeavors with beads, and perhaps with a little yarn!

Debbie
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Materials

18 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-18H
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24 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-24D
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Tools

C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
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4oz Ball Peen Hammer with Wooden Handle
G3-36
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Steel and Rubber Bench Block 4x4 Inches
G17-44
  • G17-44
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  • Category: Design
  • Technique(s): Design