Heart Strings

Here is a great design for making crochet jewelry. Instead of making a lot of separate hearts and attaching, these are made together. I plan on using this soon and will add some pictures of what I come up with. Of course this can be an edging or trim for anything else you might be making!

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Heart Strings 2 row pattern Heart Strings – an easy 2 row pattern!

How cute are these little hearts? These heart strings are quick to make and can be used for lots of craft projects.  Mini garlands, gift wrapping, bracelets and even as a fancy edging.  I tied some round a jar candle as an easy alternative to making a jar cover!

Use Heart Strings to make an easy jar cover! Use Heart Strings to make an easy jar cover!

The best bit is it is just 2 rows of crochet with no joining of motifs, and no cutting and re-joining of the yarn. Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation) You can use any leftover stash yarn and a matching hook size.  Mine are made with size 3mm and 4mm hooks.

Pattern:

Ch a multiple of 4 +1 (eg for a 5 heart string ch21)

Tip: crochet R1 through both loops of the chain – this keeps the dip…

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10 Reasons Why You Are Good Enough

My blog is mostly about crafts and GIFT. But what greater gift than to encourage others to love themselves and to remind them that yes God loves them. He has a name. At Psalm 83:18 it tells us his name is Jehovah.

Thought Catalog

1. You are good enough because you were chosen to exist. Whether by God or Buddha or whatever you do (or don’t) place your faith in, you are here. You have a purpose and you should try to understand what it is.

2. You are good enough because you have something no one else has to offer. A killer smile, an affinity for baking, excellent math skills — whatever your specialty might be, you’ve got something no one else can compare to.

3. You are good enough because you make big mistakes. Huge ones. And that’s awesome because it gives you the chance to become better. And you choose to take it.

4. You are good enough because someone out there loves you. You might not think so all the time, but they do. Perhaps they should tell you that more, or perhaps you should listen when they choose to…

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Beaded Knitting

These are lovely! I have been obsessed with making crochet jewelry, some necklaces similar to these. I also knit but there are not many knit jewelry patterns around, especially free ones. Well sad to say this pattern is not free either but still is so pretty thought I would reblog just to keep it around.

Purdy Peas

I am in luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuve I tell ya.  What a beautiful effect!  A friend of mine knit me a beautiful beaded necklace and I love it.  So I decided that this kind of necklace would be perfect teacher and mother gifts for Christmas.

This is my first one, modeled by KJ9.

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The pattern is the Scallop Edge Beaded Necklace from the 101 Designer One-Skein Wonder Book.  It’s knit on Patons Serenity DK Bamboo & Cotton. and size 6 glass seed beads.  Took about an hour to string the beads (because needle plus yarn makes it hard to add beads) and maybe 45 minutes to knit.

A couple more pics

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I used a toggle for the clasp, which you can see in the last picture.  I also crocheted five chain stitches at each end when I added the toggle, just to add a little more length, making the toggle easier to…

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How to Make a Spiral Wire Ring

I have always loved the look of wire rings and especially the simple ones. I believe I have the wire and tools to make this and am sharing this wherever I can so more crafters can see these instructions!

Art-Z Jewelry

This is one of the easiest wire rings I’ve ever made.  I can’t believe I didn’t come up with this sooner.  It only requires one piece of wire and looks great in copper, silver, brass, bronze or whatever wire you like.  The wire should be 16 gauge,  soft and round.  *This sample was in size 8 so if you want a smaller ring, you can decrease the length by either cutting it 1/2″ shorter or creating a bigger center spiral.  For bigger sizes do the opposite and cut a longer piece of wire to begin the project.  Obviously it’s better to start with a longer piece and cut some of it off if necessary.   Have fun and let me know how your ring turns out.

Tools for this project

Supplies

One piece of 16ga, soft, round wire 10″ long for a size 8 ring – *see note above regarding sizes.

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