Thursday, February 18, 2016

Filet Crochet Patterns

This pattern is a more for the intermediate to advanced crocheter. The size of your thread will determine the finished size.  

Price:  $2.99

Find it in my Etsy Store also

Fishinshed size is 39" X almost 37". It's quite large and designed to use #10 thread and a US steel crochet hook size 7 or you can use the size hook you need to get you this size.  No gauge.  The larger the thread and hook, the larger the finished product.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Free Patterns in my Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat Blog

There are 46 Free patterns on my Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat blog.  Click on the link in the right hand column.

Here's a preview:

Brioche Hat

Tea Cozy

chair pocket

Thank you!!


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Pins Needles and Gems Etsy Store is Open Again!

Come check out my Etsy store that I have opened just today.

Pins Needles and Gems

Some of what you see in other posts and much much more!  I'm so excited.

I am adding my artwork, watercolor, mixed media plus the paper beads and jewelry, pincushions.  Come See!!

This is watercolor over acrylic and alcohol

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Paper Bead Mania

Well, we can't complain about the rain here in Maple Valley, WA since we had only one day of rain all winter in El Centro.  It's a good excuse to stay home and drink hot tea and snuggle up with a good book.  Normally.

But I"m not normal.  I've been making paper beads for the last few days and listed a few on Ebay.  See HERE and scroll down a bit.

 or HERE

They are addicting!  I can't stop making them.  I'm making some pendants, too.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beautiful Pendant Crocheted Necklace

Beautiful Pendant Crochet Necklace was just listed in my Etsy Shop

Price was $16.00 SALE NOW priced at $12.00 THAT'S 25% off!!!

I created this necklace with a polished rock pendant I found while in Quartzsite, AZ. So many wonderful bead shops there! 

This dark gray (grey) polished rock has some beautiful swirl affects and goes beautifully with the clear glass cubes and fresh water pearls. The pearls are gold and silver/black. Stunningly crocheted with pearl cotton crochet thread by DMC.

Please let me know if you'd prefer priority shipping.

41" long and with the pendant about 43" long. 
16 fresh water pearls

What do you think?  Is the price too high?  I've discounted 25%!  Do you like the pendant and would you like to see more pendants? OR some other type of jewelry?

New Filet Crochet Pattern was listed today in my Etsy Shop.  Pins Needles and Gems

Check it out!!!!!!!

$2.99 for a PDF file

Get ready for Christmas now! The holidays aren't that far off and this is on the large side.

This filet crochet table topper or doily is a little more advanced but has some repetition to it. It is designed by myself in 2001. The design was generated by Sandcastle Designs, as all my patterns are.

This one measures approximately 30 3/4" X 21" so is a nice size for your dining room table. A green fabric underneath would be gorgeous. It's designed with a #10 thread and a steel size 7 crochet hook.

If you do not wish to receive a pdf file, please let me know.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to all!

Pins Needles and Gems Etsy Shop update!  Beaded crochet jewelry, pincushions and one of a kind filet crochet designs!  

Here's the latest addition to my Etsy Shop Pins Needles and Gems!  Please feel free to check out my Etsy shop.  Click on the blue!

Necklace Crocheted Handmade Brown Tiger's Eye Beads with Green Beads

SALE Was $15.00  NOW $13.50

This beautifully crocheted necklace is made using 5 slender tiger eye drop beads, glass seed beads around the back of the neck in in delicate gorgeous coordinating colors and 4 small bright green transparent glass bead disks.

The necklace is crochet with 100% cotton ecru or tan colored thread and closes with a handmade polymer clay button in metallic gold, brown and teal green clays and a crocheted loop. 

It can be worn with a pretty little sun dress or even for an evening out with a silk blouse, knit top or sweater.

Beautiful and light weight measuring approximately 22" long. You won't even know you have it on! 

I try to coordinate my beads by color and sometimes use contrasting threads or beads. To me this one is stunning with the contrasting green clear disk beads! 

Latest one-of-a-kind Filet Crochet pattern

$2.99 PDF File

This beautiful one-of-a-kind filet crochet pattern was designed by myself. I love the large floral design and decided it needed to be on a grander scale.

The pattern instructions are generated by Sandcastle Designs. If you have any questions, you should direct them to

Fishinshed size is 39" X almost 37". Might be more for an intermediate crocheter. It's quite large and designed to use #10 thread and a US steel crochet hook size 7 or whatever hook will get you this size.

This is a chart only. 

The chart will be sent as a PDF file to you in an email.