Not only did I list 9 pendants for sale at my Etsy store, but I got to use the word “mottled.” I don’t think I’ve ever typed it before in my life. Here’s my Red on Mottled Brown crocheted pendant. (Notice the nicer outside photo shoot.)
Feel free to pass the link around to all your friends/boyfriends/husbands 🙂
Edit: great scott! If you want to see what every fiber in a piece of cotton thread looks like, click the image and then view full-size. WOW!
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.