Saturday, December 21, 2013

Jewelry Stringing - Winter 2014

Brass Botanicals
Terry Ricioli
Hi Crafty Friends!

I'm delighted once again to have a couple of my jewelry designs in the Winter 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing.  Here's the necklace as it appears in the photo I took on my deck.  I'm pretty happy with my photography here, but I love what the Stringing staff did with my necklace in the magazine.  You can see it on page 38 of the magazine.  I am enjoying adding more fiber to my jewelry diet with some recycled sari ribbon!

I also have a pair of earrings on the earrings page.
One of the themes in the magazine this time was royalty and these earrings were created with that theme in mind.  There are some wonderful necklaces inspired by this popular trend in the magazine this time.

I've also decided to become an affiliate of Interweave, so you'll see links to their website and special offers from them.  If you click on them and decide to purchase a pattern, kits, books or magazine from them, I get a percentage of the sale.  They've got some great offers right now.  Here's one below and there are a couple of others on my sidebar.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

French Knit Ornaments

Hi Crafty Friends!

Here are some quick and easy ornaments to make.  And, who doesn't need quick and easy this time of year!  They are made on the French Knitter and were featured in the weekly online magazine from Crafts 'n things earlier this month.  You can find the instructions on their website.  Here's the photo from their website showing them on a tree.

This is a great project for kids of all ages and, of course, can be made with any color or type of yarn you happen to have on hand.  Another plus!

Happy crafting, decorating, baking and shopping!


Here's a larger photo that I took so that you can see them more easily!
French Knit Christmas Ornaments
by Terry Ricioli

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Crafts n' things Weekly - blue & silver bib necklace

Hi Crafters!

Looking for something elegant to wear to your next party?  I have just the design! It's a Blue and Silver Bib Necklace.

Blue and Silver Bib Necklace

It can be found in the weekly at Crafts 'n things here.  Yes, you have to have a subscription, but I think it is well worth it.  Not only do you get the print magazine, but you also get a weekly online magazine with lots of great ideas!  (No, I don't work for them, but I've been a fan for years, and they occasionally print and pay me for my designs.)

Here it is on a stand:

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cameo and Filigree Ornament

Hi Friends!

This month is jam-packed with holiday crafting! Here's an ornament I created for the Smoothfoam blog

Cameo and Filigree Ornament
My design is one of twelve different ornaments created with Smoothfoam balls, so stop by the blog often to see all the easy ornament ideas! 

Happy Decorating!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Designer Crafts Connnection - Lollipop Ornament

Hi Crafty Friends,

Can you use more holiday decorations?  It's the first Monday of the month and the designers in the Designer Craft Connection are all about decorating for the holidays.  This month, I have a French knitter ornament that so quick and easy to do.  You and the kids can make them together, and that makes it even more fun!

Lollipop Ornament 
You can make a whole bunch of lollipops and make a bouquet or string them in a garland! Or, add a loop or hook and hang it in your tree.

Here's how to make one:
You'll need a French Knitter, some cord or yarn, a bamboo skewer, ribbon, paint and hot glue/glue gun.  Tools needed are scissors and a paintbrush.

Knit a cord with your French Knitter to about 14 inches.  Coil it up gluing it together as you go.  Cut a bamboo skewer to the size you like and paint it.  Glue the skewer into the coiled lollipop.  Tie a bow on the stem.  That's it!

If you need a French Knitter, you can get one here at Clover's website or in your favorite craft store.  The cord I used in this ornament is Needloft Craft Cord in Iridescent Pink. 

Happy Handmade Holiday Decorating!