Friday, November 26, 2010

Inspired Beader: Lavender Field

Colorido Long Crochet Necklace by Lavender Field

Every now and then, I come across a design that makes me say “Wow!” That is the reaction I had after seeing the amazing crochet jewelry at Lavender Field. The artist, Victoria, creates amazing sculptural crochet jewelry with a flair for color.

Inspirational Beading: How did you first get into jewelry design?

Victoria: I guess by simply following my instincts and just doing what I was naturally attracted to. I just simply stumbled into it on my way to discovering my innermost creativity. I always believed in following my instincts, because I know they lead me into what's best for me.

Inspirational Beading: Do you remember your first crochet project?

Ochre Autumn Crochet Bubbles Necklace by Lavender Field

Victoria: Well I remember the first crochet necklace I made. But I didn't really sit down to design it. I was simply playing around, making loops in different colors and then when I put them all together I thought to my self "wow, that looks nice", and then that's when I decided to turn it into a necklace. I never sold that specific one because my daughter liked it so she kept it for herself!

Inspirational Beading: Where do you like to look for new inspiration?

Victoria: I think that color must be my single most inspiring source. I am so attracted to colors and color combinations. I can't think of life without color and I love being in colorful places.

Inspirational Beading: Do you have a favorite color to work with?

Victoria: Yes, I find that I'm naturally very attracted to green, but in general I just love all colors. Even if there's one that I don't find particularly attractive, once you combine it with another color that compliments it and gives it some dignity, then it suddenly becomes a beautiful color.

Squared Crochet Necklace by Lavender Field

Inspirational Beading: Who do you hope to inspire with your work?

Victoria: Whoever finds my work inspiring. But I would like to give the message to aspiring artists to believe in themselves and don't be afraid to show your true colors. We are all so unique, so I believe there is no need to copy other people. Just be your own unique self and people will eventually admire and respect you for that.

More About Victoria:

I have a Bachelor of Arts from University of Houston, Texas. I'm forever a learner, and I have an insatiable urge to create, create, create stuff with my hands.

My style is very unique as I don't follow any trends, but actually make my own. And even though I find inspiration in colors and other things I consider beautiful, my jewelry is 100% a product of my own imagination.

Melia Crochet Bib Necklace by Lavender Field

My creations are not your usual, boring crochet, but on the contrary they exude a great sense of uniqueness in their color combinations and styles which you won't find anywhere else!

You can learn more about these designs at Lavender Field on Etsy or here: Bold Statement Jewelry Using Crochet. To get the latest news, follow Lavender Field on Twitter or check out Victoria’s blog, This Way Handmade.



Copyright 2010 Inspirational Beading and Lavender Field


3 comments:

  1. Such an unusual use of crochet - and I love the beaded touches. Thanks for another great feature!

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  2. This is so exciting for me!! Thanks sooo much for the feature and keep up the great work!

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  3. What excellent crochet jewelry. I usually find crochet pieces to be a bit pedestrian but the use of color and design are really special in these.

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