Israeli artisan, Yael Falk of Yoola Design has a different approach to wire crochet which helps makes the stitches even. If you've ever tried to crochet wire, you'll know how distorted the stitches can get. The technique is not hard but it requires a lot of practice. With practice and a slightly larger hook (1 mm) than what Yael uses (0.6mm) I got fast enough to be able to make these Kazuri button wire bracelets and ring. A definite improvement from the first ring I made! Yael now recommends 0.75mm for beginners.
Yael sells finished jewelry designs like this Cleopatra ring below. For those who prefer to learn, she has kits, supplies and tutorials available. Her latest giveaway lets you pick whatever you like. Please add the link to your favorite Yoola item in the comments!
Here is Yael in her studio. With her makeshift smartphone stand, she has been able to capture short clips on her design process as well as stills.
Here is her quick demonstration on how she makes her Cleopatra ring. She is very fast indeed!
And this video shows a sneak peek on she makes the bezel for her crystal earrings.
Wire crochet need not be confined to jewelry. If you peruse Yoola Design, you will come across wire fruit and even wire crochet lampshades. Recently, Yael organized a wonderful Candle Light Holder contest. Here are some of my favorites from the contestants. Efi Kasida's design was the winning one.
|Design by Efi Kasida|
|Design by Esther Guggenheim|
|Design by Gabriela Heward|
One lucky winner of this giveaway will win a coupon for $49 to spend on Yoola Design.
If you'd like to be that winner, then have a go at winning the above kit, please make a comment below. Please share which of Yoola's designs - jewelry, kits or tutorials - you like. Use links so we can tell exactly which one you mean.
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Before You Go:
- Statement Wire Crochet Necklace Tutorial
- Crochet Collar Necklace Tutorial - Potential for Wire?
- Fun Crochet (Yarn) Earrings Tutorials
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