It’s spring! Time to lighten up, add colour, insert a new item into a wardrobe and feel a bounce in every step. One quick way to freshen your look is to create a new sparkling piece of jewellery. Start by making Roxann Blazetich-Ozols’ crocheted beaded necklace using all the colours of spring.
According to Roxann, a designer from Guelph, Ontario, any style of bead can be used and changing the colour of the wire used in the process will change the look. “Choose black wire or copper or silver or gold, depending on the look you want,” she suggests.
Roxann says this is a perfect “take along” project because you can string the beads and then take the project with you to your next doctor’s appointment or while you wait for the mechanic to finish changing your oil. Choose beads in all one colour or use many colours. Roxann says this project is simple, yet versatile, because you can change the look in so many ways. The challenge, she says, will be learning to work with the wire used to crochet the necklace, especially if your customary choice of medium for crochet is fibre or thread.
After over a decade working at a variety of handcrafts, Roxann discovered beading. “I started with a $2 kit and, once I opened the kit, I unleashed the genie,” she laughs. “I find it is a very compact hobby.” She learned crochet from her mother and is now combining that skill with beads creating kits she sells on her website.
Read more in our Spring 2009 issue.
Designed by Roxann Blazetich-Ozols
P.O. Box 25100
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4V9