Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Crocheted Copper and Fiber Bracelet
Can you believe it's June already? One more school day and my kids will officially be on summer break. I can never tell whether I get more or less accomplished at Wind Rose during the summer. I feel like I'm goofing off, but in the end, I always manage to work in some creative time.
Yesterday morning, this idea came to me as I was getting ready for the day. It's a crocheted copper chain bracelet with felted fiber embellishments. I've been playing around with different kinds of felted beads lately, and this is the latest incarnation.
The clasp I'm using is a 3 strand slide lock. Starting at one end and working my way back and forth, I've created five chains which produce a bangle effect. I weave the fiber into and felt it right on the chain. In this one I have used copper wire and multicolored fiber. Here are a few more pictures:
I wish I had a hand model so I could show you how it looks on an actual person. So what do you think? Cute? Weird? Would you wear it?
I wore one out yesterday while I was doing a little shopping. It was very comfortable on and it made me happy whenever I looked down and saw it on my wrist. It's a little different and has kind of a funky edge. Well anyway, that's what I'm playing around with today.