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New Crochet Necklaces

I’m on a roll with these summer neck pieces. I like the simplicity of the grey linen and silver coloured beads – once we get the sun and a bit of a tan I think it’ll look great on some summer skin!

Grey Linen Necklace With Silver Beads by Irene Lundgaard at Deirdre Minogue Tinahely Co Wicklow IrelandCrochet Linen Necklace With Silver Coloured Beads
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

I have a bag of delicious Mulberry Silk, I have been stroking the cones for a good while wondering what to use these goodies for. Yesterday I completed this curry coloured piece and started a bright red one immediately after which I hope to have done later in the week.

Curry Mulberry Silk Necklace by Irene Lundgaard in Deirdre Minogue Tinahely Co Wicklow IrelandCrochet Mulberry Silk Neck Lace In Green Curry
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

Mulberry Silk is quite addictive and the colours are just so rich and delicious! It is the most delicious yarn ever. Probably!
It’s delicious to touch, it drapes elegantly, the colours are gorgeous. Just fabulous!

Note: These necklaces are for sale in the Deirdre Minogue Sale Shop in Tinahely, Co Wicklow, Ireland. The shop is open Friday and Saturday from 11 to 5.

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Crochet Neck Pieces For The Shop

I love the fashion of statement jewellery, I have seen very many beautiful pieces but I rarely wear any myself as my neck does not like the weight, not even a fine little gold necklace with a small pendant does my neck like. However, I am a great woman for wearing scarves, my neck really like them but I find them a bit heavy for the spring and summer so over the last few weeks I have been playing with my hook to try and make a pared down version of a summer scarf.

Crochet Pink Wild Rose Neck Piece by Irene LundgaardCrochet Pink Wild Rose Neck Piece In Linen And Cotton
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

Crochet Pearl Neck Piece by Irene LundgaardCrochet Necklace In Cream Cotton With Pearl Beads
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

The neck pieces are all made in either linen, cotton or a combination of the two. They are light and soft and then the pearls snook into the equation…

These two pieces are for sale in the Deirdre Minogue Shop in Tinahely, Co Wicklow.


Jewellery From Wool

I was invited to the most romantic wedding last weekend and wanted to wear something crochet and seeing that I have not yet realized my ambition for 2011 which is an erhhh crochet skirt which is now looking very likely to be shoved into the queue for 2012 – cough-cough!  I had to come up with something else.

The stash did not reveal much suitable yarn for something pretty enough for a wedding so I went and purchased myself an inspiring ball of Schoppel Wolle Lace Ball whipped out the 1 mm hook and all the different hyperbolic shapes I could think of and set to work on a Neck Decoration for the wedding and this is it.

Hyperbolic Neck Decoration by Irene LundgaardHyperbolic Neck Decoration
by © Irene Lundgaard 2011

I really enjoyed making it. The lace weight yarn on a 1 mm hook is quite demanding on the hands and the eyesight too. But I have to say, I found every single stitch worth it!

Hyperbolic Neck Decoration in lace weight by Irene LundgaardHyperbolic Neck Decoration
by © Irene Lundgaard 2011

The yarn is wonderful to work with and the colour changes are very elegant in my opinion! The fabric is good and rigid because of the small hook and the relatively coarse yarn combined with the hyperbolic crochet technique, which means it doesn’t collapse easily and no starch is needed. Superb.

All in all an enjoyable piece of crochet and I have sense that there will be more along these lines rolling off my hook… Bracelet anyone?