Mokume gane knitting

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Russia’s Maria Belkomor finishes our week of textures with her faux knitted polymer in soft colors. She sands the tops of her knitted circles (made from extruded strings) to unearth more colors, a sort of knitted mokume technique. The beads look like scraps salvaged from a faded favorite sweater.

Maria shares how she added bails to the backs of the beads and strung them on a suede cord with a button closure. The rustic closure adds to the easy, laid-back comfort of the piece. Have an easy weekend!

  • reply Mary Anne Loveless ,

    This is so beautiful! The button was the perfect closure to match the homemade knitted look. Love it!

    • reply Sonya's Polymer Creations ,

      I agree with Mary Anne above! Looks like such a cosy necklace – well done!

      • reply PiperPixieDesigns ,

        This faux knitted way of adding texture to polymer is a favorite of mine:) I’ve never sold any pieces created with this technique but I have a pendant that I made using it and LOVE it! Thanks for the tid bits about the closure:D

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          • reply Carole M ,

            I love that she shows the back as well as the beautiful front.
            It shows all the care taken in the details and finishes.

            • reply Abigail Smycken Handmade ,

              Wow, this is such a cool technique, I simply adore the way it looks.

              • reply Andreea D ,

                This is absolutley beautiful.

                • reply Kit Lockwood ,

                  How did I miss this? I’m so glad you did the year in review. I love these. They’re perfect – so cozy. And the colors look like they came from some faded, well-worn, well-loved garment she just couldn’t let go of. I hope she’s immensely pleased with how this turned out. I would be.

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