A collection of 15 earrings to celebrate UK festivals and occasions.
Do you know who St Valentine was? Or why the Welsh wear a Leek? Or how the Thistle saved the Scots?
Each pattern comes with an explanation of the occasion. Although these are UK traditions, many are the same the world over and some can be re-arranged to suit worldwide occasions.
I used DMC Petra Size 5 to make these earrings. It comes in 100g balls and is ever so slightly thicker than a regular size 10, however, it is soft to the touch and has a sheen to it. Petra is interchangeable with DMC Perle which comes in smaller balls or skeins.
The colours I have used, along with the quantities and any additional materials needed for just that pair of earrings are listed with the individual patterns. These colours are just suggestions. Experiment with your own colours for different looks.
Fine thread and a small hook can seem quite scary if you haven't tried it before!
These delicate lace bangles decorated with seed beads for a subtle sparkle should be enough to tempt anybody.
Stitch diagrams included.
Irish Rose: DMC Petra/Perle No.8 cream (53901), 347 Size 11 seed beads in iridescent amber, Gold Bangle.
Zig Zag: DMC Petra/Perle No.8 (B5200) in white, 308 Size 11 seed beads in iridescent clear, Silver Bangle.
Lace & Ribbon: DMC Petra/Perle No.8 (B5200) in white, 321 Size 11 seed beads in iridescent clear, 25cm of ribbon in colour of choice, Silver Bangle.
1.00mm hook, beading needle and thread, crewel needle.
A few people have asked where to get the wire frames for the bangles from. I have some links but I am not affiliated with any of these and take no responsibility for any of their actions.
UK - http://www.lacewingdesigns.co.uk/accesories1.htm
Mainland Europe - http://beadsndrops.eu/productinfo/8979
US - http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H205009JD
They may be other places if you search for them but these are ones I have found. I bought them from the first site as I am in the UK but I bought them in person at a Lace Fair and not through her site.
Using Perle No.5 and 1.50mm hook, 18 dc and 19 rows to 5cm square.
Hello! I am Helen Free and I design unique crochet patterns under the name of Enfys. I love colour and my favourite things to crochet are Rainbows. I love designing bright and cheerful things for ...
Hello! I am Helen Free and I design unique crochet patterns under the name of Enfys. I love colour and my favourite things to crochet are Rainbows. I love designing bright and cheerful things for children.
I also scrapbook and have combined this with crochet with a fun range of motifs to use in scrapbooking.
Now that Craftsy have updated the system to allow zip files, all of my English patterns are being updated to a zip file with both the UK terms and the US terms.
My new German patterns and Swedish patterns are being listed separately.
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