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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crochet Bead Earrings

Back again!
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Ever since I got the idea to crochet on the hoops, I've been interested in making some jewelry with crochet. I have a book called Hooked on Jewelry that shows how to crochet a bead cover with some stunning examples. I originally was going to make them for the girls' teachers, but was having a bit of difficulty getting the size of the crochet piece that covers the bead to fit properly.

Of course, after I finished the hoops, I tried again and it worked perfectly.
Go figure.

I covered the beads last week and needed to make the rest of the earring. I just finished these today.
Mind you, I'm pretty clueless as to how to put an earring together, so what I came up with may not be correct in terms of jewelry making, but it'll do. I like how they came out, anyway.
I took two pictures and figured why not share them both. In the one above you get a better look at the bead cap on the top and on the second picture you can see it better on the bottom.

I found out last week that Amy's former second grade teacher will not be at our school next year. While I won't go into details, it's not something she initiated and I'm not thrilled to hear that she is leaving. Jessica is going to be bummed to know she doesn't get a chance to have her as a teacher.

I wrote her a letter of recommendation and thought she might like these as a small gift to thank her for all the love and care she has shown Amy and to wish her well in her future endeavors.

Hope you are having a great day!
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10 comments:

Laurel said...

Love these earrings, you are so talented!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very cool!! They look great!

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Aw! She will love them! Very thoughtful.

Kathi C. said...

Stunning! The recipient will love them and appreciate your appreciation.

It's so sad when good teachers leave. Bjorn's teacher is retiring this year after 37 years. She's been amazing. Just wish she could have hung on one more year and that Mathias could have had her, too.

Hope your Hump Day is awesome.

Kathi C. said...

Stunning! The recipient will love them and appreciate your appreciation.

It's so sad when good teachers leave. Bjorn's teacher is retiring this year after 37 years. She's been amazing. Just wish she could have hung on one more year and that Mathias could have had her, too.

Hope your Hump Day is awesome.

Sharli said...

Jeanne,

I love your crocheted earrings! Amazing.

I also love your apple! I saw that post from work and by the time I came back to comment - you've added something else! Busy day!

Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - these look stunning - how do you ever crochet so small!?! what a nice gift for a friend.

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, these earrings are beautiful! Wow! I can't believe they are crocheted. Wonderful!

Alanna said...

Ok, seriously, is there anything you can't do or make? These are SO pretty. Sorry to hear about Amy's former teacher. That's a bummer.

Jackie said...

Oh those are really cute..you are very talented and willing to try different things...good for you...always want to go and make something after I see your blog :)