Trying to describe Yael‘s wire technique behind her jewelry and tutorials over on Yoola Design is tricky. Is it wire crochet because it is accomplished with a hook? Yet the results are neat unlike regular wire crochet. The work actually looks like knitted stitches. So I think it is wire crochet knitting! Yael, who is Israeli, says in Hebrew, the same verb is used for both - “sriga”.

Whatever you call it, the results are lovely. I purchased the looms from her before and learned the technique.  You do not need prior crochet experience but does take some practice.  One tip is to start with a 2.5 mm hook to help catch the wire more easily and work your way down. I now use a 1 mm hook.  Yael uses a 0.6 mm!

The 28G wire used must be really soft and flexible.  You can purchase wire from Yael.  Or use Parawire like I did for the pendant design below. I had previously used another type of coated wire which was fine for most purposes. However, there was a distinct difference with ease of use for wire crochet when I switched to Parawire (nothing new with wire crocheting readers!)

I recently  received the Yoola Flower tutorial for review. Although you can make the flowers without a loom, I found using one easier as there is a firm foundation.  The large loom produces a Yoola Flower pendant while the medium loom can be used for earrings.

Yoola Flower Pendant
What I did was to make the large flower. Then took it further with additional wire work for a design of my own. The necklace can be sold if I so wish.  Yael confirms, you are allowed to sell the finished items that are variations and are not exact copies.

If you look at the original wire flower pendant, the outside edge has loops which are very small. That is how they look as they come off the loom.. What I did was use my round nose pliers to open up each of the loops so I had room for wire lashing.

I then made a frame from 18 G twisted silver plated wire ( all wire used was courtesy of Parawire).  I used more 28G wire to lash the flower to the frame while adding little seed beads around the perimeter at the same time. 

I wired the crystal in the center. Then I used crystal Fireline to stitch a flat adapted bezel (i.e. only 1 bead high and worked horizontally) as a decorative element. The pendant was then hung on a blue stitched leather cord (courtesy of Endless Leather).

Yael also has a gorgeous new braided bracelet tutorial out.
Yoola Wire Crochet Braided Design
If you'd like to win Yoola Design Wire Crochet Jumbo Video and  PDF Tutorial Combo of 6  Designs ($92 value) to learn the technique and to make your own jewelry designs,  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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It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, February 22 , 2016. I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

My photographed designs were taken in natural light using my iPhone 6S, camera+ app and the Modahaus TS320 photo studio. Click here for more information on my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar.


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