The TearDrop earrings and Tube necklace project is a transatlantic collaboration between Kira Slye and Yael Falk, we came up with a design that incorporates Polymer Clay and wire crochet.
Kira made the unique organic beads, sent them over for me , and I finished them into the jewelry in the invisible spool knitting technique.
Polymer clay and wire crochet make a great match , they are so different yet compliment one another into something complete, in a way they are like Yin and Yang, the wires are delicate and fine and the polymer clay is sold and eye catching. The crochet adds delicateness to the polymer clay and can help complete it into finished pieces of jewelry.
In the combined lesson you will learn step by step , how to make Kira's unique organic leaves , then wire crochet the hangers to turn them into unique dangle earrings.
Don’t worry if you don’t crochet and have never worked with a needle, all that is required are stable hands and good eyes, no previous knowledge is required and everything is explained step by step in detail.
I'm Yael Falk aka Yoola , the designer behind YoolaDesign, by education I’m an industrial designer (B.S.C 1993) with experience in the field of product development, by passion I'm a metal crocheter and a jewelry designer.
In my view there is a lot of resemblance between the complex 3D forms I build on the computer and the elements I create with my own hands in my wire works. The wire work started as a hobby while living abroad, but has widely developed, and now became my main occupation.
“Less is more” is my main design concept. I wish I could design with air, but since I can’t, I use thin, delicate wires to create clean, geometric jewelry that in some designs “cages” air. The work is done in a rare technique using a tiny crochet hook and nothing but my bare hands. I learned the basic technique in Montreux, Switzerland a couple of years ago and have been developing unique patterns and designs based on this technique ever since.