Posted by: mamas2hands | October 23, 2012

Beads & Jelly

It’s been a crazy busy week as I finished up design projects to ship to an editor. So tonight, after getting the projects blocking, I decided I deserved a little “play” crochet time.

I’ve been wanting to experiment with the “love-knot” from Vashti’s class I took in Manchester this past summer. She had talked about how fun love knots are to work with beads for simple jewelry.

I decided for my purposes I would use some of the Jelly Yarn “thread” or “super fine” and some iredescent E-beads I had on hand. The best thing about Jelly Yarn for working with beads is you don’t need a needle to get the beads on the “yarn”.

For this experiment I wanted to make the love knots about a half inch long, the springiness of the jelly yarn would cause them to open up nicely.

I started with a single crochet in my beginning chain, then I worked my love knots by pulling the loop on my hook up to 1/2 an inch long.

I slid one of the beads up to the base of my working yarn, then pulled thru a loop like making a chain.

Then, I worked a sc in the back bump of the chain stitch as my “knot” sc.

I repeated these steps for a while, and the photo above is what I came up with so far this evening.  I’m not 100% sure if I like it enough to keep it.  So I’ll look at it again tomorrow (or maybe in a few days) and decide. Time for a good night’s sleep now.


Responses

  1. Ooh! It’s very pretty! Where do you get jelly yarn? I’ve not seen it anywhere, though I’ve heard of it.

    • You can purchase it thru their website. Is difficult to find in many shops. http://www.jellyyarns.com/yarns.shtml

      • Thanks! Now to learn the love knot! 🙂 love your posts. Have got to start posting more on my blog!

  2. This is beautiful. Do you think that this would work in wire?

    • I think it would, but you would have to shape the loops a bit more. I’m also wondering how flexible it would be? Couldn’t hurt to try though if you have some wire on hand.

      • Will do – will let you know how it goes 🙂

  3. Fun!!

  4. I just looked at the website…they have glow in the dark. What have you started? (That’s the question my husband is going to ask you when I start buying this stuff.)

  5. Great photos, Andee! Interesting effect of combining superfine Jelly Yarn with beads as love knots. I’m thinking BEACH BLING!! 🙂

    • Thanks Vashti, I had a lot of fun playing with it. The Jelly yarn is very sprongy, so the loops are really exaggerated. Now I just need a beach to wear it to. LOL!


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