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January 8, 2013

This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Walco Ring Kit Edition

by Betty Crafter

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?

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11 Responses to This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Walco Ring Kit Edition

  1. RetroRuth Reply

    January 8, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Ha ha! “Sideshow Bob-y!” Hilarious.

    I actually like it that big. And I am super impressed that you were able to make it with the instructions being sparse.

    Also, look at your pillow collection! Ah!

  2. nancyworegreenstockings Reply

    January 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Oh boy! The ring, the couch, the pillows! So much lovely awesomeness!

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      January 8, 2013 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Nancy! That couch is pretty new and I’m still infatuated with it 🙂

  3. Tasha Reply

    January 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

    YES! That is amazing. And now that you’ve done it, looks like the supplies are simple enough you could probably re-create your favorite white one! 😀

    (And be still my heart while I faint at the pillows/sofa/knotty pine in the background, of course.)

    • Betty Crafter Reply

      January 8, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Tasha, that’s a great point! I think I’ll do that!

  4. Sara In AZ Reply

    January 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Wow! Go you and all! 🙂 I think it looks great. I’d have a mangled mess if I even attempted that!

  5. Betty Crafter Reply

    January 8, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Sara, it is kind of a mangled mess! I think that’s the beauty of this particular project – it can hide a lot of flaws 🙂

  6. Andrea Reply

    January 9, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Oh that’s super cute! And yes, bigger is definitely better when it comes to costume jewelry!

  7. Angie Reply

    January 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Check out a blog called Retrodecosetting I think you will enjoy what you see.

  8. Katie Reply

    September 30, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    This is a weird thing to post, but I totally just listed a set of 2 of these ring kits in my etsy store… I found your site while I was researching the ring kits!

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