February 14, 2013 in Katia
Usually I focus on “traditional” knitting and crochet patterns–sweaters, hats, scarves, etc.
But, as you know, there is so much more to our crafts. Especially if you start adding beads or non-traditional materials. Many of you probably include some of these elements in your projects already.
Andi Javori has been designing knitwear for over 20 years. Her jewelry has been featured in numerous magazines. I think it’s easy to see why.
If you have your copy of the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Vogue Knitting you would have seen the emerald version of the Leah Twist Necklace featured in the “What’s New” section.
Isn’t that pretty? These kits are totally one of those projects where people won’t believe you made it yourself.
The Leah Twist is a new design for 2013. One kit will make either a necklace or a bracelet and they are considered “easy” projects.
In addition to Emerald (which will be great for St. Patrick’s Day in March!) the kits are available in Fuchsia, Sapphire and Topaz.
Katia Gatsby is a 77% Viscose, 15% Nylon, 8% Metallic Polyester blend yarn so you don’t have to worry about a wool allergy if you make or give the kits as a gift.
You can really see the sparkle of the yarn in these bracelet pictures.
A nice thing about the kits is you don’t have to worry about finding the correct size beads or trying to match the colors because that has been done for you. Instead you can get down to the fun of starting the project. And, of course, the clasp is included so you can wear it as soon as you are done.
In addition to the new Leah Twist design, Andi has used Gatsby to introduce new colors of two of her existing designs.
The Tiffany Necklace show above is available in Ruby, Golden Aqua, and Pink Iris.
(I think the Tiffany Necklace is my favorite, but don’t let the other designs know!)
The stunning Toledo necklace is available in Black Diamond and Purple.
You can see examples of all the colorways in the “shop” section of the Javori Designs website.
The kits are available directly from the Javori Designs website or from select stores, which you can locate using the “retailers” link on the Javori website.
Have you knit or crocheted jewelry? Which of Andi’s designs is your favorite?