Earlier this year I began making pendants using river rocks. I of course combined them with crochet. Crochet thread, to be exact. Using a teeny, tiny size B hook. (All pictures are larger than actual size.)
I was highly inspired by Resurrection Fern‘s covered stones, an example of which can be seen here.
They usually take me around 25-30 minutes each, but it is time well spent. I love the randomness of the patterns, the spider webb-like design that unfolds as I work.
More than anything, though, I love the fact that there IS no pre-written pattern to follow. The flow of the rock determines how each pendant is made. In some ways, the rock decides more than I do what the final design will be, whether it is something intricate:
or something simple:
These are just of a few of my favorite ones. You can see all 10 of them at my Flickr page.