Category Archives: jewellery

Knitting with wire

Someone I know came back from a trip to South America recently with a pair of earrings made from knitted wire. Now I’ve seen examples of wire knitting before, done using a “French knitting” tool of the type we all … Continue reading

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Baby stuff and an amethyst shawl pin

Boy bib I’ve had a lot of work to do this week, including a trip to Wales and a few sessions on the laptop this weekend. It hasn’t left a lot of time for crafting, but I did manage to … Continue reading

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I won 2nd prize!

I made a smocked evening bag back in January, wrote up an Instructables tutorial (Smocked Evening Bag / Purse) and entered it in a couple of competitions.  It was a runner-up in one of them, for items that had been … Continue reading

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I confuse Google AdWords

At a houseparty in France five or six years ago I met a very funny American guy who complained that his Tivo didn’t understand him.  For those unfamiliar with Tivos, they are digital TV boxes that present their owners with … Continue reading

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Experiments with PMC

I began experimenting with precious metal clay (PMC) four years ago and one of the first things I made was these earrings, copied from a button in the shape of a Saturn-like planet. For anyone who’s never heard of PMC, … Continue reading

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Sanquhar slippers

I’m making plans for the Arne and Carlos felted slippers that are going to be my next knitting project. A rummage through my yarn stash produced some suitable 100% wool aran weight yarn, as I expected it would. Some of … Continue reading

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