Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Cherry Blossom Necklace for Interweave!

Photo by Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography
The Spring Issue of Interweave Crochet is now out, and I am pleased to introduce my contribution: the Cherry Blossom Necklace. 

It is an elegant combination of two classic jewelry elements, beads and chain links. I intended it to be worn with the chain off to the side, but you can also turn it so the chain is at the center front or center back for a different look. 

You can have fun choosing yarns for this necklace! In the necklace in the photo above, I used a cotton yarn with a shiny streak running through it for the beads. It gives the effect of natural turquoise. If  you choose a yarn with an all over sheen, the beads could look more like pearls. The Magazine sample beads were made with the beautiful Filatura Di Crosa Brilla yarn. It is available in gorgeous colors that would give you either a stone or pearl effect depending on the color you choose.
Photo by Interweave Crochet/ Harper Point Photography
By crocheting fewer beads and chain links, you can make a bracelet with the same pattern. Since the pattern includes two elements, you could also make your piece with beads only, chain links only, or alter the length of either element within the original pattern, to suit your personal taste. 

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