Mandala Driftwood Decoration

Mandala Driftwood Decoration We were in a gift shop while on vacation in the White Mountains of NH when I noticed several pretty summer decorations made out of driftwood and shells.  I loved the combination of the found objects with colorful elements and quickly sketched out my own version using crocheted motifs and faceted beads. A couple of years ago I discovered the beauty of putting coral and mint green together – I love the combination of these colors! So,[Read more]

Cable Holly Leaf Necklace

Looking for a quick last-minute gift idea?  Or perhaps you need something special or new to wear to the Christmas Eve service or a Christmas Day get-together?  You should make this Cable Holly Leaf Necklace!  I crafted mine in less than an hour and I’ve already worn it several times and received many compliments.  I decided to rate this project as “Intermediate” since it uses post stitches and some basic cabling techniques.  But don’t worry, there is a video tutorial[Read more]

Mini-Mandala Necklace

Mini-Mandala Necklace Here is another mandala project for you!  And it makes a great last-minute gift in less than an hour!  I found the silver metal piece at Hobby Lobby – it is called a “bezel” and is just right for adding a small crocheted item into the center (click on “bezel” in supply list below to see where to buy).  Even though I made mine in blue, you can make yours in any color since the crochet thread comes[Read more]

Mandala Christmas Ornament

Mandala Christmas Ornament Every year growing up my very crafty mom would help my siblings and me make ornaments for our Christmas tree.  They would be made out of all sorts of craft supplies: salt dough, paper, yarn, ribbons, sequins, pins, glue.  No matter our age or skill level each ornament was saved and cherished.  Now my parents have quite the collection of special and unique creations that hang on their tree every year. My siblings and I laugh at[Read more]

Photo Snowflake Ornament

  I love working with crochet thread to create delicate and beautiful Christmas ornaments.  Growing up I admired all of the wonderful crocheted tablecloths and doilies that were made by my grandmother and on display throughout our home.  I love how the simplicity of the thread allows for the stitches and the shapes they form to be the “stars” of the project.  Once I learned the basics of crochet with medium weight yarn, I invested in several Christmas-themed project booklets[Read more]