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Doggie Dangle is finished!

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I finished my necklace! - I used the knitting spool with pink artistic wire and added in the rhyolite beads, but I have a dilemma, and need help in deciding how to attach the beads to the necklace. Should I knit the rhodochrosite chips all together or should I attach them to a backing, or should I just attach them with head pins or should I add another knitted row below the chips?. Please help!


Artistic wire, Rhyolite, Rhodochrosite chips, Patricia Healy copper dog, Patricia Healy copper quilted barred, Patricia Healy copper roped toggle with zig sag bar

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    JustImagine - Val says:

    The knit work is amazing! Love all the details.

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    olive penguin says:

    This is wonderful! I love the ‘chain’! I’m not sure I understand your question though…it looks as if the chips are attached?

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    N radon says:

    I love what you did with the knitting wire and that dog pendant is soo cute. I know what my mother-in-law would do. She has more patience than me, she would sew it all together and attach the chips with thin wire or thread. She uses backing when the beads are seedbeads to large stones. Time to see what works for you!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    I can’t help you with your question Fenya, but I love the necklace.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I would sew them to a backing of mesh of some kind, metal nesh or fabric netting depending on how much movement you want. This is adorable!

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    Fenya says:

    Thank you all for your help! Olive penguin – I just pushed all the chips together on my mat and layed the dog pendant and beads down. After I did that I thought it looked nice, but had no idea how to attach them all together.

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    K H says:

    You could use wire to chain the chips together, and hang like three strands of chains from each link in the knitted chain. Or you could string all of the chips on a fine wire and crochet the wire, slipping a chip into the mesh every few stitches. This would probably end up with an element that looks like what you’ve laid out. You would have to use really fine wire and it won’t be like crocheting yarn, but you knitted wire, so you probably know this. :)

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    Fenya says:

    KH – Thank you! Crocheting sounds really interesting, something I have not tried with wire.

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    sunny chick says:

    Your necklace is beautiful! I can’t wait to see the finished piece! ;)

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    GypsyMom says:

    I love this! Another row of knitted wire below the chips may help you, then you would have a sort of framework to attach the chips into. Can’t wait to see how you finish it, have fun!

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