Wednesday, November 10, 2010


ANCHORED-available here on etsy

A while ago my very good and very talented friend Renate, of Put A Little Magic In Your Life, gifted me with this beautiful bird pendant that she made out of resin, paper, and some secrets I am sure! I knew I needed to do something special with it, and that happened last night. I always wanted to try wire crochet, and I didn't even know how to crochet, but it was in a book I had, so I taught myself in about 5 minutes. I don't know if it is exactly correct, but I really liked how it turned out. The kinkiness of the wire, and the intertwining, connection, building step by step, combined with the bird, and the bits of beads, reminded me of the bird building her comfortable nest! She will rest comfortably on my neck!!

I also just added this new piece to my shop. It is a beautiful faceted carnelian capped with bali, and attached to pearls and vintage rosary chain. If you visit my shop you will see I have marked EVERYTHING AT 25% OFF! I am so sad to hear everyday, around every corner , of so many of us struggling with finances and the economy. I really would rather sell my jewelry than have it sit in my house or shop. So I think I am offering a really good sale for those who want to shop pre black Friday!

Thanks so much for visiting, your support, your kindness, your friendship!


Melissa Meman said...

they are both gorgeous Sharon...I have always wanted to try crocheting with wire, and that faceted carnelian is drool-worthy :)

stregata said...

Sharon, it is ingenious! You have worked some real magic with the crochet and the beads - I love it!!!! I have tried to crochet wire and I know it takes quite some patience.
And the carnelian bracelet is a dream - what a fantastic bead and you finished it so beautifully.
I have to go back to look at these pieces so more! Big hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow wire crochet, sounds really cool! and you taught yourself in 5 minutes, sounds like my kind if thing. Beautiful pieces!

Thanks so much for posting about my giveaway, your a doll. best of luck!
hugs Lynn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sharon,
the wire crochet is just perfect for the bird pendant - gorgeous!!!
The bracelet is beautiful too.
Thanks for posting about my giveaway GF. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Big hugs,

steufel said...

I'm in awe - never tried my luck at crocheting. I'm to afraid of all that wire and those tiny beads. Your result is absolutly stunning!

Spirited Earth said...

that necklace made my heart race a's beautiful. your crochet was perfect for that focal.

Diane said...

OMG--both of these pieces are awesome Sharon!! and you know what--I do know how to crochet--I've never crocheted wire before though :) but there's a first time for everything! I want to thank you for recommending that book to me (bead on a wire) You were the 3rd person to do that--so guess what? I ordered it from Amazon--I can't wait to see what I can learn!

roc said...

what beautiful pieces sharon! i love them!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Both pieces are so lovely, sharon! I am glad you tried something new, the crocheted wire necklace is beautiful.
sending hugs, lenna

Terri Kahrs said...

Sharon, your new wire necklace is exquisite!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

romantic decay said...

Love the necklace. . . the chain is WAY cool! It all looks great together.

SummersStudio said...

The very first thing I noticed in your bird necklace was the twiggy look of the wire work. With those beads in the crochet it does indeed remind me of birds gathering bits and pieces for a nest. It's wonderful and so is Renate's pendant!

Whimsey Creations said...

I love the look of the crocheted wire! I've seen it in magazines but haven't ever tried it - now it's on my ever-growing bucket list LOL Beautiful!

vintagesusie & wings said...

I really LOVE the look of the crocheted wire. I don't know how to crochet, but I can knit...maybe I'll try a knitted necklace..LOL! It could become a sensation for all of us crochet handicapped artisans.
Beautiful art friend.

Dorthe said...

Dear Sharon, that necklace is gorgeus, what a wonderfull crochet work, with the metal------looks fantastic with the bird on.
the carnelian pearl, is so beautifull, too----
Oh yes Sharon, I have felt the crisis here,too-did not have a summer,as normal,-and here everything is "dead" now- no costumers at all.....I so hope my christmas sale will help, a bit,
I hope many,many will buy your fantastic pieces, dear.

Sasmita said...

Sharon, you have a perfect creativity!

Marilyn Rock said...

I love both pieces and the crocheted wire is amazing!

Cindy said...

Sharon, you've really worked some magic with Renate's focal. I've always loved the look of wire crochet but would have never attempted it - it looks so complicated. And you taught yourself (in 5 minutes??)! I am so impressed.
I love the carnelian bracelet - what a combination of vintage, wire work, and a burst of color!

bad penny said...

Oh I love what you have done with the little bird pendant. Wire crochet - how fabulous !

Laura Haviland said...

I love your new creations,so very awesome my friend.
The little birdie is so lovely and I adore what you create.Fabulous always comes to my mind..
Have a great day Sharon and I will be writing asap.
Love you lots, Big Huggers Laura. xoxx

Pretty Things said...

You have such pretty jewelry!

Esther said...

Wow >>Sharone!! this necklace is stunning!! what a beautiful crocheted chain!!!love renate's pendant!! the bracelet is very unique!


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