Thursday, May 31, 2012

DIY knitting with wire

Because she loves pearls. ... And bracelets, too.

E's {late} birthday present: 
bracelet: sterling silver, and fresh water pearls.

I made this wide cuff about three weeks ago, but I couldn't post it on the blog, since it's E. s-kid #2's present,  and I know she's peaking on the blog now and then.


long story short:
this happened right in the middle of my Pinterest break-down.
I've pinned this bracelet with the idea to make it, and then.... the crash.

Thankfully, I knew that the tutorial was safely stored in THE PLACE.
THE PLACE you have to land if you want to find tutorials and all kind of ideas.

Anyway: I found the tutorial  in a matter of seconds, and got to work.

For my version I used sterling silver wire in 28 gauge dead soft.
Knitting needles size 11 US or 8mm, and about 40 fresh water pearls (because I used smaller pearls, so I needed more than what the original tutorial suggested)
I casted on 9 stitches and worked all in garter stitch, knitting one pearl in random order every row.

I just followed the tutorial and the result is simply stunning, delicate, sophisticate, elegant.
Because its a knit, it's stretchy enough 
that will go over the hand and fit around the wrist.

... I believe she loved it: since she send pictures to her friends right away. It's always a good sign!

xox, d.

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