January 8, 2013This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Walco Ring Kit Edition
One of my all time favorite rings is the white pearl-y one on the left. I love it so much I not only wore it when I got married but also wore it daily until I ruined it – you can see how it’s frayed to a thread. I found the blue one later and was ecstatic. Recently when reading one of my (many) vintage craft magazines I noticed an ad for a Walco kit to make a ring just like these. Well off to ebay I went and before you know it I had this!
So I settled down on the couch after Little Betty was in bed with a glass of wine to watch Downton Abbey and see if I could crochet myself a ring!
I don’t crochet very often, and it was sort of difficult to see the stitches because of all the beads. Also, the directions were pretty sparse and I couldn’t make out if I was supposed to use all the beads. I did use them all and ended up with a ring substantially larger than the ones I already had. It’s almost Sideshow Bob-y. Or like a beehive.
But I love it anyway! I love the gold with the ruby beads.
When it comes to costume jewelry, bigger is always better, right?