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Zebra & Ruby

About this design:

Made on a kumihimo disk using Coats & Clark nylon crochet thread – 4 of black starting at the 12:00 and 6:00 positions and 2 of ivory starting at the 3:00 and 9:00 positions. Finished with a pendant made from red recycled glass, wrapped in copper wire with a woven bail. Clasp is made from 2 copper washers and an S link made from 12G copper wire. Crimps are made from 22G copper wire. I thought that the fringed ends looked pretty darn cool.

There are several good video tuts out there to help you get started. My personal rhythm is to move the bottom right-hand strand up, the top left—hand strand down and then turn the disk counter-clockwise. Some people prefer to go the other way. I can’t see that it really matters, except when making stripes – then it would dictate the direction that your candy cane or barber pole rotates. Another tip – if you need to lay down your work for any reason – the phone rings – the dog wants out – you need to adjust your work – just stop in the middle of a stitch so that you have three cords going to the top (or bottom if that’s your rhythm). You will never have any question about where you left off.


Nylon crochet thread - black and ivory Recycled glass Copper washers Copper Wire

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  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is great! Love the zebra stripes and the glass pendant is terrific. Love the fringe cord ends, too. Thanks for sharing.

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    K H says:

    If anyone doesn’t like the fringe, the ends of the nylon cord can be burned with a disposal lighter. :)

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Another beauty, Katherine! ;)

  4. Violet
    Violet says:

    Very nice …. love the wire wrapped glass !!!

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