Any well-dressed lady probably wants to have some pretty jewelry available to wear. It's particularly helpful if her jewelry works well with the clothes she wears often -- after all, what good is jewelry if it stays in her jewelry box, unworn?
I've been guilty of odd mis-matches myself -- clothes that I didn't have any jewelry to match, and jewelry that I didn't have any clothes to match.
A Note to the Ladies Reading: I figured out one easy fix for the first issue, and that is buying a spool of wire, a package of findings, and several packages of beads in the colors that you wear most often. Then spend several days messing around with our wire crochet jewelry patterns, and hopefully soon afterwards you'll have plentiful choices for jewelry to wear.
To the Gentlemen Reading: I am sorry to say that I don't have much in the way of guy-friendly jewelry patterns (yet,) but if creating jewelry interests you, I encourage you to try your hand at designing your own. It isn't difficult, and for the most part jewelry projects aren't too time consuming either. I also invite you to make use of my patterns for crocheting jewelry for any of the ladies on your gift lists.
A Bonus for Everyone: Here's something to keep in mind during the coming warm spring and summer seasons. When it's hot outside, it's nice to be able to take a little break from working with yarn. While I do love yarn, I think it's also lovely to work with metal wire, glass beads, and similar jewelry-making supplies, which don't have the same warming properties that our beloved yarns do.
Related Resources and Free Patterns:
- Fabric Crochet Pendant Chain -- This is one of those patterns that's almost stupidly simple. Yet the half-dozen pieces I've made from this pattern have become essential parts of my wardrobe. I hope you'll find this pattern just as useful as I have.
- Beaded Necklace With Pendant -- This is hands down my favorite necklace pattern ever. I've made this design in several colors, and every time I wear the necklaces, I get new compliments.
- Free Crochet Jewelry Patterns -- Here's our main directory of free crochet jewelry patterns.
See Also: Crocheting with wire