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Multi-Strand Knitted Necklace

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Bright Multi-strand Knitted Necklace

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Category Jewelry
Type Accessory, Necklace
Style Romantic, Whimsical, Funky
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Who is this project for? Women

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What materials did you use? Yarns, bead caps, jump rings, eyepins, toggle closure, Swarovski crystals. Optional:brass charm, additional crystal, headpin.

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What are you most proud of? This is the very first knitted necklace I've made! Just thinking of that is plenty to be proud of. I think what I like the best is that I've taken the very basic jewelry techniques that I've just learned recently, and applied them to something really unique. I particularly like the use of the bead caps where all the strands meet on either side; the copper color complements the colors of the yarns, and I think the caps just add a really professional finish.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't limit yourself to doing it exactly like I did-- get inspiration from your own stash of yarn leftovers. Make 10 strands, if you feel like it, or maybe make some with different thicknesses of yarns, or make cords with more than 3 stitches (I've used 5-stitch I-cords on many of my necklaces). And when you're choosing your hardware, think tonally; if your colors are on the cool side, maybe a silver or gunmetal finish would look great, where gold or copper would work better for warmer tones. And this project would also look great in a shorter length. Experiment and have fun!

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I love the necklace - I have been making necklaces with different yarns for some time and recently have incorporated beads. I am new at buying and were to find the right beads and bead caps etc - could you give me some advise? Ursula ursulanaunheim@msn.com

03/08/2015 Flag

I love the necklace - I have been making necklaces with different yarns for some time and recently have incorporated beads. I am new at buying and were to find the right beads and bead caps etc - could you give me some advise? Ursula ursulanaunheim@msn.com

03/08/2015 Flag

Hi Ursula! I had made a few pieces of jewelry prior to starting on the knit/beaded ones, so I had a small stash of findings, like the bead caps, already on hand. So in this case, I just used caps that fit. And I got all the findings for this necklace (chain, crystal beads, bead caps, toggle closure, and the lamp charm at JoAnn (my local store, not online, but you can find quite a good selection at their website too). For me, one key thing to look for in the findings is the right metal tone; the antiqued-copper I've used in this necklace works really well with all the warm orange/gold/coral tones of the knitted strands. Hope this helps! --Lindy

03/13/2015 Flag