Friday, 19 August 2011

Upside Down*

So, after my teaser on Tuesday, it is time to reveal what I did with this:


Geeky Heather guessed, correctly, that my FO from the tiny amount I used would be some kind of jewellery.

While I was googling the yarn, and not really loving the look of most of the items it produces, I found a comment about ladder ribbon yarn necklaces. The instructions were either for a knitted icord type or a crochet version. As the crochet version was just a simple chain (and I can do those now!) that seemed like the quickest way to go *laughs*

I wasn't expecting anything really, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Close up to show the way it all twists:


Boyfriend saw me with a crochet hook and the strange yarn and was clearly not fantastically impressed with the situation *laughs* And then I showed him the outcome and, like me, he was really surprised at how nicely it worked up ;)

I made 3 chains of slightly differing lengths, added a clasp (you know, to make it real jewellery rather than a bunch of string tied round my neck!) and I'm pretty impressed with the outcome. As boyfriend is away, I struggled to manage to take a picture of myself wearing it, but here's my best shot ;)


So, I managed to make something I like out of the yarn, and will probably make a bracelet to match. But I still have quite a lot to get through. Some good suggestions on Tuesday's post (I like the idea of combining it with another yarn, as suggested by Tink) but even if I make nothing else, I have risen to my mum's challenge to do something with it *laughs*

As ever, you know the Friday drill... head over to Tami's, Natural Suburbia, Plumslife and Wisdom Begins in Wonder for more crafty and fibery loveliness. Have a great weekend :)

* "I wear a necklace cos I wanna know when I'm upside down" - Mitch Hedburg

35 comments:

  1. I am well impressed that you managed to make anything at all from that yarn. Well done dear!

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  2. Cute!

    Also, I love the huge gecko thing on the wall behind you. It's kinda like the not-quite-so-huge gecko thing I have on my wall at home...

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  3. Love the necklace when you showed us it on. Wasn't sure about it in the picture of it alone.

    Challenge met and achieved!

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  4. That yarn is definitely a challenge. You've done well to manage something simple and attractive. I was less successful with that particular yarn and ended up ripping out and throwing away!

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  5. This looks great! Well done!

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  6. Looks good! The yarn is very interesting and working it up loosely like you did really made it stand out.

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  7. Impressive!! I'm not generally into jewelry made from textiles, but this is really, really nice! Thanks for sharing with us at Fibers on Friday!!

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  8. Very cute!!! I love it - don't you just love when inspiration hits at odd moments! Yay learning to crochet too!!

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  9. :) That looks fantastic! makes me regret that the only novelty yarn languishing in my stash is eyelash and not ribbon. Great job!

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  10. Ooh, that crochets up beautifully. I think my mom had a couple skeins of similar ladder yarn that she used (also combined with another yarn) for woven scarves, I wonder if she has any left...

    Also, your glasses are awesome. :D

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  11. I think they look great. Excellent idea.

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  12. I would never have thought to make it into jewelry! Looks great!

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  13. Your necklace turned out great, I love that railroad track yarn!

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  14. I've made several scarves from that type of yarn, think one was even the brown color you have.

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  15. what a great idea! i like it! :)

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  16. Hi!
    Very pretty! I like it. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/08/new-pillows.html

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  17. The necklace looks great! Congrats on actually finding something to do with that yarn that you will actually use. I always have a hard time finding a good use for novelty yarn like that.

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  18. Woo hoo!! Very cool necklace. Love the quote!!

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  19. I have a similar yarn that I got as a gift last holiday season. . . I have yet to figure out what to do with it! Perhaps jewelry isn't a bad idea.

    Your necklace looks great! :D

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  20. Quick and easy, it works! Love the closing quote!!

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  21. Terrific idea and quick too ; looks very cute !

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  22. It looks great. Maybe you can make matching necklaces for all your female friends and family to use up the rest of it.

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  23. I think the yarn would make a lovely headscarf ... nice and open and airy, but hold your hair down! (I have a convertible, so I think of things like that)

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  24. Fantastic job finding a pattern for the yarn. I love the way it crocheted up. Looks lovely on you, too! It would also look great with some eye catching beads.

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  25. very cute-a bracelet will look great too.

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  26. I really love the way the necklace looks on you! it's one of those things I would be unsure about ahead of time, but it's beautiful. and definitely a subtle way to let others know about your love for yarn =)

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  27. ooooh! Maybe add some beads too. I think it's beautiful on you.

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  28. Looks great. The yarn itself is stunning.

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