Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sparkly Cluster Ring

This cluster of sparkling beads will be a great statement on your hand for any special occasion!
Materials: 4mm rounds, head pins, 4 mm jump rings, ring cluster form (mine is from A. C. Moore, and is by Nicole), bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters.
Begin making bead loops on headpins by bending the end, trimming excess, and forming a loop. 
Attach three of these loops to each jump ring. Attach the jump ring to the ring form. 
Continue doing this until your ring has the desired fullness 
Wasn't that easy?
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sparkly Ocean Infinity Scarf

The sparkly yarn of this scarf combined with the oceanic tones looks great with the open, airy stitch. 
I used one skein of Red Heart Shimmer in Peacock with an H hook. 
Ch 43
Row 1: (dc, ch4, dc) in 13th from hook, ch4, sk next 5 ch, dc in next ch, *ch4, sk next 5 ch, (dc, ch4, dc) in next ch, ch4, sk next 5 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across, turn
Row 2: ch5 (counts as dc, ch2), sc in next ch4 loop, *(4 dc, ch2, 4dc) in next ch4 loop, sc in next ch4 loop**, ch4, sc in next ch4 loop; repeat from * across, ending last rep at **, ch2, dc in next ch of turning ch, turn
Row 3: ch4 (counts a dc, ch1), dc in first dc, sk next ch2 sp, *ch4, dc in next ch2 sp, ch4**, dc, ch4, dc) in next ch4 loop; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, (dc, ch1, dc) in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn
Row 4: ch 4 (counts as tr), 4 dc in next ch1 sp, *sc in next ch4 loop, ch4, sc in next ch4 loop**, (4 dc, ch2, 4 dc) in next ch4 loop; rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 4dc in next ch1 sp of turning ch, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn
Row 5: ch 7 (counts as dc, ch4), (dc, ch4, dc) in next ch4 loop, ch4**, dc in next ch2 sp, ch4; rep from * across! ending last rep at **, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn

Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern, ending on a row 5. Fasten off, seam together, and weave in ends. 
The finished scarf is 8" x 54". 

This lacy scarf can be wrapped once or twice, and is super airy. It is perfect for summer for just a little bit of warmth, while still showing off summery colors. 
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Golden Waterfall Necklace

This elegant necklace will shine with the cascading gold strands and pretty citrine colored beads. 
Materials: about 90" of chain, teardrop faceted beads, headpins, eyepins, jump rings, clasp, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Cut a piece of chain to fit like a choker, about 15". Cut the remaining chain into eighteen pieces, each 4" long. 
Thread a bead onto an eyepin, and another onto a headpin. Bend the ends to a right angle, and trim excess. 
Form the loop of the headpin bead and before closing, attach it to the eyepin bead. Form the loop of the eyepin bead. 
Before closing the loop, attach a piece of chain. 
Repeat for the other seventeen pieces of chain. 
Find the center of the long piece of chain. I marked it with a bit of excess wire to make it easy. It will be removed after the necklace is finished. 
Attach a chain-bead dangle to the long piece of chain with a jump ring. 
Attach a dangle to every other link of the chain. 
Attach the clasp to the ends of the chain with jump rings. 
All finished!
Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Purple Chevron Infinity Scarf

This deep purple scarf will be a great knit for gifting. The chevron pattern makes for a fun, cozy texture. Make sure to knit yourself one!
I used 2 skeins of Vanna's Choice in Wild Berry with size 9 needles. 
Co 41 sts
Row 1: k5, *p1, k5; rep from * to end
Row 2: k1, *p3, k3; rep from *, end last rep k1
Row 3: p2, *k1, p2; rep from * to end
Row 4: p1, *k3, p3; rep from *, end last rep p1
Row 5: k2, *p1, k5: rep from *, end last rep k2
Row 6: p across

Repeat rows 1-6 until your scarf is the desired length of when you have run out of yarn. Bo in k after a row 6. 
Seam together, and weave in ends.
 My finished scarf is 12"x58".  I just love the thick, soft texture this chevron pattern makes!
Enjoy this pattern!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Silver Crystal Bracelet

I hope everyone had had a happy holiday season! I can't believe another yer has gone by so quickly!

This crystal bracelet will make a nice accessory for any party, or even a casual night out. 
Materials: rhinestone chain and end pieces, crystal bead chain, two sizes of crystal beads, eyepins, clasp, jump rings, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Cut a piece of rhinestone chain a little shorter than your wrist. The attach the end piece to the chain by placing the last rhinestone inside, and pinching the prongs to secure the rhinestone. Repeat for the other side. 
Trim the crystal bead chain to the same length of the rhinestone chain. My bead chain was preattached, so all I had to do was cut off a few links. 
Thread a crystal and bend the end. 
Trim the end, and form a loop. 
Continue making bead links, and attach them to each other to form a chain. 
Make another bead chain with the smaller crystal beads. 
Attach the four strands to a clasp with a jump ring. 
Repeat for the other side. 
Enjoy this bracelet!
Xoxo, Alyssa