Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recycling bag and plastic jewellery/Recyclingtasche und Plastikschmuck

I'm in the mood for recycling again ... besides all the well-known reasons why this is a great thing to do, it sparks the imagination!

This is a small round shoulder bag, made out of tiny scraps of different sock wools which I found in my stash.

I started with the bottom, crocheting a round piece, then I turned it and went on crocheting upwards, without doing any more increases.

I added four button loops on the last round, turned the top down to make the bag more sturdy and sew on some flower buttons, so I can close the bag if I like to. As the shoulder strap has a button hole on each end, I can unbutton the strap and use the bag as a table container if desired as well.



And this is 'plastic fantastic' - a simple summer necklace to wear on the beach with the swimming gear, for instance:



I crocheted a long necklace with a thick, multicoloured cotton yarn, then I took a dive into that box with toy plastic beads which my daughter had sorted out - and I had kept in my stash a while for some reason :-) - and added these by crocheting another round onto the cotton necklace, this time with some of that variegated embroidery yarn.

As I still had more of the thick cotton yarn, I went on by knitting two circular necklaces in stockinette stitch, letting them curl up to a kind of rope:



And the colourful combination of these necklaces could be quite an interesting piece of summer jewellery, don't you think?



(German summary: Aus vielen kleinen Sockenwollresten habe ich eine 'Topftasche' gehäkelt - und aus dem Kaugummiautomaten-Plastikperlen meiner Tochter und dickem Baumwollgarn noch einen bunten Strandschmuck gestrickt und gehäkelt. Recycling fördert die Fantasie!)

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What would we do without our stash? We just keep every little piece and strangely enough we find a project to use it in later on.

The pieces you made are lovely and with a real summer touch.

xoxo

Sara Lechner said...

hey, these are all fantastic! I like the idea that you can wear the bag or take it with you with a project inside. the necklaces are also something to try. Now I go looking for plastic pearls...

Clare Wassermann said...

I think you should head on down to the beach and seel some of those necklaces - they look like surf wear

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you girls - glad you liked my *surf wear* (;-)to Clare)! As we don't have anything like a beach nearby, I'm just wearing my bag for the moment - it's really a useful little thing!

Heather said...

Fantastic shoulder purse!!
...makes me wish I knew how to crochet!!

Egbert said...

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