Elegant beaded necklace. The focal crochet component of 62 beads represent the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures for the day, every day of July 2017. Colour coded, July’s necklace has peacock-green and deep blue colours. The rest of the necklace is made up of glass, metal and Swarovski crystal beads. Temperature readings are based on my location in Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 550m above sea level. Beads have been reclaimed and repurposed, collected from all over the world. 27 inches long, a necklace that drapes over without the need of a clasp.
Late last year, Friend Sue planted this crafty seed in my head: create something according to the daily temperature, inspired by the ‘Temperature Blanket’ crochet or knitted projects that have made their presence on the interweb.
The inner geek and stash-busting crafter in me accepted the challenge. Boom! Done. We have our daily maximum recorded temperature data* for all 31 days of January 2017 presented on this wabisabi weaving.
I have decided to make this project more bite-sized and relevant to my style and work since large projects such as blankets, quilts and scarves aren’t my cup of tea…
Behold Miss January 2017. 1st Jan begins at the top.
Onward to 11 more bags!
*Based on my home location 500m above sea level.