The possibilities are endless with wire crochet designs. Yoola Design's particular method is really wire knit as the result looks like knitting. But the jewelry and home decor pieces are created using a crochet hook. Yael Falk is back with a wonderful giveaway of her latest Cleopatra Shield Wire Crochet ring kit.
It comprises of the materials and tools you need to learn how to make this ring and also learn the basic technique. The instructions are in the form of a PDF AND a video tutorial.
The wire technique can be used for home decor too. Check out Yael's adorable new wire crochet Christmas tree ornament tutorial :
I had previously reviewed one of Yoola Design's tutorials and adorned some metal bangles with the wire crochet tubes. Yael also teaches how to begin the tube without her looms but I have found starting with her orange plastic looms is easier as the foundation stitches are even.
I prefer Parawire's 28G wire for this sort of work as it is the softest I have come across besides fine silver!! but I didn't have any Parawire in this gauge on hand so I used 28G Zebra wire from Fire Mountain Gems. This brand is fine for wire crochet but note that the silver in particular is not as bright and shiny as that of Parawire's. (see my previous wire review here)
I had trouble with the Viking Knit draw plate I had back then because the holes were too small. So Yael sent me her draw plate to try. There is a big difference as you can see above.
I actually rolled my first tube for my previous design until it was small enough to go through my draw plate. Not ideal as I had to watch for evenness. But this time, I could easily draw down by pulling the work through several holes until I got down to the size I wanted. I like using some waste wire to start with because it doesn't matter if I distort that section when I am pulling it through!
Yael's jewelry style is contemporary. But you can use the wire technique to create different looks of your own as I have done. I adorned the front section my leather cord necklace with the compressed tube and secured with additional wire coil work. I also made the wire coil end caps and clasp using 16G wire courtesy of Parawire. The focal is a cloisonne pendant.
As you can see I added the pendant for color and visual interest.
Yael is teaching at the Polymer Clay Adventure 2017 where she shows how to use her wire work technique combined with polymer clay.
If you'd like to win this giveaway for Yoola Design Cleopatra Shield Wire Crochet Ring Gift Kit worth $59, please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.
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I used natural light, my iPhone 6S with the camera+ app and the Modahaus TS320/400 tabletop studio as well as their Rostrum stand. In- app editing with final tweaks in Adobe Photoshop Elements. The graduated grey look is achieved with the black background placed under one of the white ones. Check out my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar (resumes in New Year).
Before You Go:
- Book Review : Fine Art Wire Weaving
- Wire Work Heart Jewelry Tutorial Collection
- Crochet Collar Necklace Tutorial - Potential for Wire?
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