10.29.2009

yarn jewelry



 

I used to always accessorize with scarves, but I'm starting to branch out and get a little more adventurous.  That's one thing I love about living in New York--you really have the freedom and inspiration here to get creative.  I've started developing a fascination with knitted and crocheted necklaces, and I've recently bought some that I'm in love with.  The top one is from Mociun (worn with my favorite t-shirt, on sale from Totokaelo), and the bottom one is from Wonder Wonder.  I blogged about Hikaru a little while back, and I'm so glad I ordered from her.  The detail and craftsmanship of the necklace are incredible and the packaging adorable.  I also love these delicate crocheted necklaces by Laura Normandin.

The other day I messed around with knitting an i-cord, and it was so fun.  Easy and addictive.  I found this great tutorial online for how to knit an i-cord necklace.  I like the braided one.

14 comments:

Fiona said...

I know exactly what you mean... don't know if you've seen these embroidered necklaces yet (they've been doing the bloggy rounds the last few days), but they might be up your street too: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5879083

Fiona
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Heidi said...

What a great idea. Beautiful, yet simple and less imposing than a scarf.

I will definitely be trying to start knitting an i-cord on my next crafternoon.

heidi
http://obsessiveconsumption.typepad.com/what_did_you_buy_today/

Katherine said...

i am going to try that braided knot tonight! i have been finger-knitting like crazy lately (it's super easy and super addicting--i posted a tutorial on my blog if you don't know how to do it) and making garlands to string around the house for the holidays. i keep wondering about using thinner yarn and less fingers to make necklaces.
thanks for the inspiration!

p.s. will you be selling separately the patterns that will be used in the class you do at lena's studio? i have some fabric almost identical to the checked fabric you used for the skirt, and i have been looking for a simple tunic/dress pattern. yours looks perfect!

erica said...

that top is so great, i love how it drapes on the sides.

the laura normandin necklaces are really pretty and delicate. if only leon didn't tug at every piece of jewelry i own!

kate / tinywarbler said...

nice! i've been eyeing the lora normandin necklace myself and i love the wonder wonder solar system! i love her concept behind it.
i bought this crocheted necklace by oeuf from a kid's store in toronto over the summer and wondered if that was weird. oh well, i like it. they're a fun pop of color right?
http://www.oeufnyc.com/angietop.aspx

and enjoy the sewing class! i wish i was on the other coast to take it!

jenny gordy said...

i saw that same necklace at a kid's shop here over the summer! i went back a few weeks later to buy it for myself, and it was sold out. : (

Megan said...

I totally agree with the scarf thing--I used to have a decent collection, but I really started to hate the feel of the material, and couldn't find ones made of more natural fibers...but I've wanted a piece of Mociun jewelry for the longest time! both necklaces look adorable, as does that top...too cute!

Hikaru at Wonder Wonder said...

Very interesting to hear about i-cord necklace, added to my inspiration bookmark :) Thanks Jenny!

Aromy said...

Thanks for the link Jenny! I've been following your blog. I've recently started making i-cord necklaces with other yarns, most recently with a wool/cashmere/rayon blend, and it hasn't pilled as much as I thought it would. And it's softer and warmer! So you should give it a try if you want to experiment with different yarns.

ilovesasek said...

I love the first combo... super cute!

Maggie said...

Love these necklaces--they're such a refreshing and creative change from what you usually see people wearing. Also love the top from Totokaelo, I was stalking that one for a long time!

All things Shutts ... said...

Those long necklaces would be great under a scarf, I'd love to see them peaking out.

hodge podge said...

those are both adorable! i'm not really into metal jewelry but YARN JEWELRY is right up my alley, and i have plenty of yarn ;n)

Jennifer said...

love yarn as adornment--have you seen gooseflesh's work? i've been a big fan for ages, but am not very good at pulling of the look her creations demand. although, as i type this, i've just hit "add to cart" in her etsy shop. so suggestible.