I was inspired earlier this year by some I-cord scarves on display at a yarn shop. I found some beautiful brown, cotton yarn at the same shop and immediately had an idea for knitted jewelry.
My idea had a western look with brown I-cord, silver beads, turquouise beads and red coral beads.
I searched for months to find silver beads with holes large enough for one strand of the yarn so I could knit them into the necklace. I had no luck. I gave up for a bit and started looking again about a week ago. I found some with holes even bigger than that. They fit over the entire I-cord!
Once I had the I-cords made and started to put it all together, the turquoise and coral
didn't look right. So, I decided to make it with just the I-cords and silver beads.
I think it turned out pretty nice. I'm excited to wear it.
I found these little silver cones to cover the ends. It works nice to conceal the not-so-pretty
bind-off I-cords and give it a polished look. The design on them looks a little like knit stitches.
I used jump rings and a simple lobster clasp on the back to open and close it.
Here's the yarn I used, Rowan Cotton Glace...
I have some more ideas swimming around in my head to try
to incorporate the turquoise and coral beads. And, to use some silver beads
I found with even larger holes. I can't wait to see how they turn out.