I am a self taught crocheteer of jewellery and accessories, including necklaces, brooches, earrings, bookmarks and keyrings. All of my items are unique and are handmade using wool and crochet cotton. I do not use glue for any of my items, and all of my multi-piece items are sewn together by hand.
The story of how this blog and my online shop came about is that I have always wanted to have my own business, be my own boss and earn money using a skill all of my own. I've dabbled with a lot of things to try and start this off - writing poetry and stories, origami, painting, drawing, crocheting, reading tarot cards. My very first 'business' was my origami jewellery when I was about 14.... it failed because I couldn't really get away with colouring in my own paper with colouring pencils, and kind of because I wasn't very good at it.
I started crocheting about a year ago and found that I really enjoyed messing about with a hook and wool, although I had no interest in crocheting big things like cardigans and shawls. I don't have the attention span for it. So I started thinking, what if I could crochet tiny things instead? I started looking at patterns for small spirals and flowers and bows and other small crochetable objects (is that a new word - crochetable?) that I could then turn into brooches and necklaces.
I have since learnt how to create amigurumi (small 3D animals and objects), which has opened up a whole new niche for me as I can now create little keyrings and crochet ornaments. I am constantly improving my crocheting skills and learning new things that I can use in my own unique designs.
For more information on any of the items in my shop and for queries on commissions, please email me on merryjxx [!at] yahoo.co.uk
A delicate crocheted necklace, with 8 multi-coloured flowers sewn onto a crocheted chain.
The flowers are all made from lace blend wool, and the chain is made from multiple strands of different coloured lace wool in blue, turquoise and grey.
The chain is approximately 48cm long in total, and is adjustable with four vintage buttons sewn on to the chain. Fastened with the buttonhole on the opposite end of the chain.
For other items, please check out my etsy shop. You can find the link in the sidebar on the right, or at the top of the page.
If you wish to buy this item for £8.50 (inc postage) please send your payment to merryjxx(at)yahoo.co.uk stating which item you are buying. I will dispatch the item by first class post within 48 hours.