This post is a tribute to those crafts-people who specialise in elevating knitting to an art form through their use of it a a technique in jewellery design. I'm in awe of their imagination and skill level. And most of this I would wear in a heartbeat (if I could afford it!)
|I love how this is almost knitted chain mail|
|“Berry Sprig Necklace,” 2010, knitted silver, carnelian, diamonds.|
Elinor Voytal. She graduated from Bucks university with a first class degree in Knitted textiles. (Wait, you can do a degree in Knitting!?) The knitted portions are machine knitted viscose and silk. She uses pixelated versions of her own photography to inspire the colour combinations.
By a French Designer, Cecile Bertrand. She also makes some gorgeous textile jewellery using fabric covered buttons and labels.
This next designer's work I covet and could afford! Thanks to the Knitty blog for first introducing me to her work.
|Thistle - Charcoal|
|Thorn - charcoal|
|Asp - wine|
|Crown - Black|
|Butterfly - Jade|
|Gold necklaces - Olympics 2012|
If your interested in more achievable knit and crochet jewellery, I have a pinterest board you might like to follow. (Now I just need to update it with the photos in this blog post).
I've had one small foray into making my own handmade knitted / crocheted jewellery. Admittedly this is more crochet and macramé than knitting. Read the full story here: My grandmother's button collection. But I'm inspired to do more.