Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valnetine Heart Crochet Necklace

I wanted to make a heart version of the flower necklace and so what do I do? Go blog stalking. When my blog grows up I want to be like Little Birdie Secrets Her tutorial on How to Crochet Hearts is FANfreakingTASTIC! I had my husband time me and I did one in 1 min 45 sec. I am pretty sure that is a record. So now these simple, yet adorable, hearts made their way into my daughters new Valentine necklace. I am going to do a bracelet too, cause I can.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Crochet Flower Necklace

The pom poms told me to make this.  These are my favorite flowers to crochet.  I could sit and make these all day if I knew what I could do with them.  All you need to make this is the flowers, felt circles, jump rings, connector beads (the bigger circles) and ribbon.
To make the flowers, you can use any size hook and any weight yarn

Round 1:Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch  in the 1st chain.
Round 2:Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), work 11 double crochet in the ring you created
              join to top of chain with slip stitch 
(Next is the petal part :)
Round 3:In first stitch chain 2, work 3 double crochet in next stitch
              chain 2, slip stitch in next stitch,  repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 petals
              Fasten off
I have since made flowers that don't have the knot showing so that I don't have to use the felt circles.  If the flowers pivot, you won't know if it is the front or back.
Use the jump rings and connectors to attach the flowers together.  I ended the necklace with a circle connector and threaded the ribbon through them.  Tada!  If you have the skills this is a VERY inexpensive project.

If you purchase a necklace and want different colors, feel free to let me know in the notes to seller. Email me with specific questions totallyradcrafts@gmail.com


Friday, January 7, 2011

My try at the pom pom necklace

I love this necklace that my friend Lorie posted. I have a huge crush on gray! I made my own version out of a dress shirt that my husband wore once upon a time. It is moments like this when I don't mind that he is a giant. Sitting next to him on a plane is a different story.
I have a hard time craftlifting without changing things which is OK I guess, but sometimes I get frustrated cause it doesn't turn out as cute as the original.
For my version, I used my Sizzix machine and circle die cut! I am pretty sure that this die was divinely inspired, I can't live without it. I cut out three different sizes and used 9 circles per pom pom. I am not super talented with the glue gun. My pom poms turned out kinda boxy which I didn't like. I decided to sew them together instead. After you connect the ends of the circles just pinch them together and they fluff right up.  I glued them directly onto super soft fleece and noticed that I had

a few bald spots. I just glued in a few extra circles in the middle. I also used ribbon because I have a lot of women that ask for non-metal necklaces. Thank you to Little Miss Momma for being so freaking fantastic!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I call this one my Popcorn Hat

As I make and wear these hats in public, I think that this one is the most popular!  I think that living in a freaking freezing cold town is paying off in hat sales.  They are a MUST around here.  I think that I only "do" my hair on Sunday's because I take advantage of the laziness that wearing a hat creates.  Yeah me! 
When ordering, leave the strap color that you want in the notes to seller or feel free to email me totallyradcrafts@gmail.com

Hat Color