New Jewelry for February – Wire Crochet and Embroidery

I have been busy creating new jewelry.  I just love hearts (look at my logo) so this is my favorite time of the year to create jewelry!  And red, I love to work with red and pink, maybe because when I was a teenager, everyone would tell me that I couldn’t wear red or pink because I had red hair.  Don’t get me wrong, green is one of my favorite colors, but I do like to wear more than one color!  Fortunately, when I went off to college I quit listening to what everyone else thought and started wearing all the colors I loved and still do.   These days I wear lots of red (a warm tone red) and pink (an orangish warmish pink) all the time.  And of course I wear plenty of black… it shows of my jewelry so well!  🙂

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Romance Bracelet - created with wire crochet; vintage, crystal and lampwork beads and gold leaf clasp.

Romance Bracelet – created with wire crochet; vintage, crystal and lampwork beads with a gold leaf clasp.

Heart Pendant, oxidized silver wire with red glass beads.  Available with a sterling silver chain or a black velvet

Heart Pendant, oxidized silver wire with red glass beads. Available with a sterling silver chain or black velvet

Forever Love Necklace Detail

Forever Love Necklace Detail

Forever Love necklace - antique copper wire with vintage, glass and crystal beads.

Forever Love necklace – antique copper wire with vintage, glass and crystal beads.

Glamorous earrings

Glamorous earrings

Heart's Desire necklace

Heart’s Desire necklace

Heart earrings

Heart earrings

Heart pendant with red wire and beads on sterling silver chain

Heart pendant with red wire and beads on sterling silver chain

I have created these intricate designs with wire and bead crochet, bead embroidery and wire wrapping.  All the jewelry pieces are available at my studio or at the artisan boutique, Belle’s Nest in Sierra Madre. Contact me if you are interested in a piece. Prices range from $45 – $150.  I am also looking for a few new places to sell my jewelry.  I love creating jewelry and I have amassed quite an inventory. If you know of an artisan boutique, art gallery or gift store that you think would be interested, please let me know.  Thanks!

Have a wonderful creative day!  Janell

Crochet a Hipster Grannie Square Workshop

I will be teaching new arts and crafts workshops at Belle’s Nest in July.  Beginning crocheting, grannie squares, earrings class and a new photo pendant class.  Call Belle’s Nest at 626-355-0200 to register.  The first workshop is on July 11th and it is a beginning crochet class.

Crochet a Hispter Grannie Square!

Come and learn how to crochet a grannie square and find out about all the trendy clothes and accessories you can make with this updated crochet tradition!  A beginning crochet class (or refresher if you learned a while ago and want to begin crocheting again.)  Granny squares can be sewn together to make all kinds of projects such as scarves, blankets, pillows, purses, coasters, the possibilities are endless.   In this workshop you will learn to make a granny square using three basic crochet stitches.  You will also learn how to attach the squares together so you can continue making squares on your own to make a project of your choice.  All supplies and materials will be provided.  Class taught by artist Janell Mithani.  $30.  Class size is limited, advanced registration required.  Call Belle’s Nest at 626.355-0200 to sign up.

Wednesday, July 11th
11:00 Am – 12:30 PM
Level: Beginner or Intermediate
Cost $30 all supplies and materials included

I am also teaching another beginning crochet class on Friday, July 20th.

Crochet a Boho Style Scarf or Belt class

learn to crochet a scarf or belt

Learn to crochet a scarf or belt class by Janell Mithani

Friday, July 20th
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Level: Beginner
Fee: $30, includes all tools and supplies

In this crochet class you will learn basic crochet stitches as you make a fun stylish scarf or belt.  A beginning crochet class (or refresher if you learned a while ago and want to begin crocheting again.)  Once you learn the basics of crochet, the possibilities are endless.   In this workshop you will learn three basic crochet stitches as you crochet a scarf or belt, you get to choose which project you want to make.  Note that this class is to teach you basic crochet stitches while you make a scarf or belt, everyone learns at different speeds, so you may need to finish your project at home or in another class.  Class taught by artist Janell Mithani.  $30

I hope to see you in one of my workshops this month.  Have a great day!–Janell

New Jewelry at Belle’s Nest

I have new designs of my handmade wire crochet jewelry at Belle’s Nest, 55 N. Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA.  I was inspired by the sea and my garden.  If you are in the area, please stop by and take a look.  Here are a few pictures of what is available:

Handmade Jewelry by Janell Mithani available at Belle’s Nest

Bracelets, rings and earrings!  New designs in beautiful summer shades.  Prices range from $25-$64.

Handmade wire crochet ring with crystal beads available at Belle’s Nest $29

Hand crocheted and wire wrapped shell bracelet with silver starfish charm available at Belle’s Nest, $59

Handmade crocheted wire and wire wrapped dark pink and antique copper earrings, $34

Have a beautiful summer day!  –Janell