Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Earthy Protective Laptop Sleeve in "School Daze Back To School" Handmade Finds

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Well - It is "Back-To-School" time for the 2017-18 School Year!

And I can't help but think about how different some things are from when I went to school in the 1950's, 60's, 70's!

One of those "different things" is that most kids now have a Laptop that they take to classes with then - and it needs to be dragged around to different classes, as well as back and forth to school.

It was 10 or so years ago that I made my own Laptop Sleeve for my own Laptops - in Double Strand Worsted Yarns, so if I had it in a suitcase or rolling backpack - or just carrying it around with me - it would be cushioned and protected.  Still have it!!

This one pictured above, as in the On Fire For Handmade Great Finds, "School Daze Back To School" - (with a Closeup below) - is My Newest Laptop Sleeve that I made with Double Strand Worsted Yarn - and have for sale in my Etsy Shop.

This Laptop Sleeve is crocheted with "Afghan Crochet" in a Paddy Green Yarn and an Ombre Yarn to make a "Tweed" Pattern, as shown in the Closeup below.


 Protective Laptop Sleeve in Earthy Colors - By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Like this???  Vote for "RSS Designs In Fiber" at the On Fire For Handmade "School Daze Back To School Great Handmade Finds"

Thursday, August 10, 2017

RSS Designs In Fiber Feature on "Crafting Memories" Blog - Crocheting with Silver Metallic Threads for Sparkle!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Thank You to Cathy of Crafting Memories for Featuring RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop on her blog!

This Blog Post by Crafting Memories is focusing on Artisan Handmade with Silver!

There are several ways to add some Silver Sparkle to Crocheting with Threads ---

~ Silver Metallic Blending Filament with the Thread ~

~ Silver Beads Crocheted in with the Thread ~

--- and RSS Designs In Fiber uses Silver Metallic Blending Filament with Threads - including Threads that come with the Silver Metallic Blending Filament on it.

Here are the 3 Handmade items from my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop Featured on the Crafting Memories Blog - all crocheted with Silver Metallic Blending Filament.  (There are closeup photos on all these Etsy Listings that the Silver shows in.  And all these Photos in this Blog Post link to my Etsy Shop.)



 White Crochet 3D Flower Brooch with Silver Accents - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 Turquoise N Silver Arrows Table Runner - Filet Crochet Art By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 White and Silver Crochet Lace Bag - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber



The Silver Metallic Blending Filament with the Thread add some "Sparkle" or "Light" to these items - you need to look closely to see the actual specks of Silver that show in the Closeup Photos  - as it shows in this Closeup of the Turquoise N Silver Arrows Table Runner.


 Closeup of Motif for Turquoise N Silver Arrows Table Runner - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





There are a few other Handmade Items of mine - in my RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop - the first 2 are for sale now - the third sold years back.



 Holiday Silver Flowers Oval Crochet Coasters Set - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 Romantic Couple Doily - Filet Crochet Lace Decor - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy





 3D Silver Garnet Red Roses on White Cluny Lace Doily - Sold - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber on Etsy


Do you like Silver Metallics in Crocheting???

Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Irish Crochet Hearts - One Pink, One Purple

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber 

    Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately


Romantic Irish Crochet Hearts - In Threads or Yarns - Some Beaded!!


Pale Pink Irish Crochet Heart in Threads by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

I've been crocheting these Irish Crochet Lace  Hearts since shortly after I started crocheting with Threads!  This is a new one I did All Pink - including beading it with Pale Pink Beads!  It is small Trinket size - about 5 Inches High and Wide. The Loop at the top can be used to string a chain or Ribbon through to hang up or for a Choker or Necklace.  Decor - or Personal Accessory - or Jewelry!




 Lavender Irish Crochet Heart with Plum Purple Roses in Threads by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber




This new one is in a Purple Theme!  Lavender Purple Heart with Plum Purple Roses in it!  The Beads used for this Heart are Crystal Iris Glass Beads with a very slight Purple tint!










I can do one of these Hearts in any color of thread I have - I have a Made-To-Order Listing for an Irish Crochet Heart on Etsy ---

 Irish Crochet Heart in Yarns - Red and Pink - by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Americana Star Coasters - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber - In On Fire For Handmade "Patriotic Pizazz" Great Finds

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Americana Star Coaster Set of 6 - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


Thanks to Anne Hopfer for putting this Coaster Set I crocheted in Americana Red, White and Blue in the On Fire For Handmade "Patriotic Pizazz" Great Finds on June 25, 2017!!  It lasts one week!

You can Vote for RSS Designs In Fiber in the Poll for this Great Finds (every 24 hours actually for the whole week)!!

The Front of these Coasters, as shown in the photo above, have a White Star in Navy Blue - with a Red-White-Red Border - intentionally done as an Americana Red. White and Blue theme!!

The Back comes out slightly different - but if you like it better, you can have this face-up - crocheted to be Reversible!

 Patriotic Americana Star Coaster Set of 6 - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber



These Coasters are 4 1/2 Inches in Diameter - here shown as a Gift Set!


 RSS Designs In Fiber Patriotic Coaster Set - shown as a Gift Set




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Handmade Cotton Pink Scarf - Using Filet Crochet to Make Something To Wear - Nice For Summer!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Pink Lace Flower Scarf in Filet Crochet - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling as RSS Designs In Fiber



6 Filet Crochet Flowers - with 5 Filet Crochet Webs - a Web between each Flower - See this Photo showing 3 of the 6 Flowers with 2 of the 5 Webs:


 Photo of Pink Lace Flower Scarf showing the middle of the Scarf - 3 Flowers and 2 Webs between them - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


The Scarf is Hand-Crocheted with Fashion Weight Cotton Light Pink Yarn -- 70 Inches Long and 10 Inches Wide - Being 100% Cotton Lace, it is definitely Summer Wear!

Here is a Closeup of one end of the Scarf - a Flower is at each end of the Scarf.


 Closeup of Flower at the End of Pink Lace Flower Scarf - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


Of course - this could also be used as a Decor Item:

  • A Dresser Scarf in a Women's Bedroom or Dressing Room
  • A Table Runner on a Dining Table or Coffee Table

Find more Filet Crochet by RSS Designs In Fiber in this Section of her Etsy Shop

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Newest Crochet Lace - Yellow Star Crochet Lace Earrings - plus other Crochet Jewelry by RSS Designs In Fiber

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately



 Yellow Star Dangle Crochet Lace Earrings - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber


These are the Newest line of Crochet Lace items I decided to make and sell online - Crochet Lace Dangle Earrings - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber - these are a Yellow Star In A Circle Dangles - 3 1/2 Inches in Diameter, which is considered "Extra Large" or "Jumbo" for Earring Dangles.

These are basically a Crochet Lace Round in a certain pattern - the type of which I make all the time - but for Earrings, they are tightly stitched and then starched to stay in shape when attached to Earring Wires.

Note:  These Yellow Star Earrings are in the "Handmade Heatwave Great Finds" by On Fire for Handmade for the week starting July 9, 2017 through July 15, 2017 - You can Vote for "RSS Designs 
In Fiber"

I had gotten some instructions/patterns for making Crochet Jewelry - mostly Chokers or Necklaces or Earrings - with Beads and I made one Choker with Wood Beads some time back:


 Wood Bead Choker Necklace - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber



But I decided to do more - in more colors and designs - and I have made a little bit of headway - and my first newer project was this longer Beaded Pendant Necklace with Matching Earrings in Aqua. 


 Aqua Beaded Necklace with Flower Pendant and Matching Earrings - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber




 The Aqua Beads and the Pendant are actually crocheted onto the crochet thread strands, that are crocheted in a design by Maggie Petsch Chasalow that I like, though I adapt it to my idea of what to make!

Then I had the idea to take one of my Wood Hoop projects with a Filet Crochet design inside it of a "Bird of Peace" (Dove with Olive Branch) - and make it a short Necklace/Choker:


 Bird of Peace Pendant Necklace - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber



I really enjoy crocheting with  Crochet Threads - which these are all crocheted with!  Making a Necklace / Choker / Earring Strand with Crochet Threads (sometimes doubled up) makes for a very lightweight Jewelry piece.  I use very strong crochet threads, which hold up well - and are washable and colorfast!

I have a Pinterest Board for My Handmade Jewelry - you can follow it on Pinterest for any new pieces I add to it - or follow me on Etsy, which is where I put the Crochet Jewelry I make!