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lace/bead/clock necklace

Like I said, when I got started knitting this stuff, I couldn’t stop. I’ve been staying up past midnight knitting away. This one is a longer necklace with a knit copper section, red and brown glass beads, and (the invevitable) clock pieces.[thumb:115:l][thumb:114:l]

And another clock/ribbon necklace

This has just a bit of knit lace and some more clock pieces added to a trim that’s been in my stash for decades.

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hardware choker

Again, I was thinking steampunk when I made this. This choker is on a red velvet ribbon, and it has various beads, clock pieces, and weird stuff from the hardware store on it. The hardware is strung on a copper wire which is sewn onto the ribbon.

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steampunk silver lace

After spending a little time getting the hang of knitting the wire, and knitting with beads, I started to get more ambitious about the style of knitting. Here is a knit lace in silver wire on a black velvet ribbon. The dangles are pieces of old watches that I bought from a retiring watch repairman.

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wire knitting

I recently learned how to knit with wire. It’s pretty easy — basically, you take wire, and you knit with it. It does take some getting used to since wire behaves so differently from yarn. You have to think more about the individual stitches. Also, it has wreaked havoc with the skin on my fingers. […]