Crochet jewellery

Crocheting bangles, tiaras, beads

Being snowed in for the first time in my life gave me a bunch of time to get craft projects done. And it was totally, totally great. All of it, including the weather. I am glad the snow has melted now though. SnowLand is a nice place to visit; but I would not want to live there.

A few months previously I had knocked up a range of amigurumi figures and shapes I loosely refer to as ‘beads’ – fruit, pastry, ice creams, fungi, eyeballs, each under 10cm¬≥ in size. I found some earring-bits while moving and spent the weekend designing some jewellery, adding pom-poms, tassels and other finishing touches.

I made a set of Amanita muscaria earrings with matching necklace.

I also brought out the bracelets, armlets, tiaras and bangles. I have made too much jewellery…not enough bodyparts to wear it all on, not enough space in the studio!

Watermelon earrings up close.

Tropical fruit themed crochet earrings, watermelon

I still have a lot of amigurumi eyeball ‘beads’ available too. Will probably make a necklace out of these, or even a choker. Maybe some red stitching to give the eyeballs a more anatomical look. Love a bit of anatomical crochet…

The devil is in the detail, which is why I spend so much time sewing on wool!

 

Related; past crochet!

Soft sculptures

Bunting

Ukulele cover

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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