Easy Shimmer Mandala

Easy Shimmer Mandala This is one of my favorite projects to crochet. I designed this decoration for CGOA’s (Crochet Guild of America) Chain Link Conference and Yarn Bomb in honor of their 25th Anniversary. See photos of the Yarn Bomb here. If you’ve stopped by our blog before you might have noticed that I love to crochet and design mandalas. This mandala is very similar to the White Mountain Mandala Rock Cozy and works up almost as quickly! It uses[Read more]

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]