mccordworks

McCord Works, tiny crochet doily jewelry

Houston, Texas · 71 Sales

mccordworks

McCord Works, tiny crochet doily jewelry

Houston, Texas 71 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

Announcement   All designs are either my adaptations from vintage doily and tablecloth motif patterns, or my original designs. Please contact me for custom orders!
Fancies: These are, well, the fanciest! Diameters range from 1-3/8" to 1-5/8".
Graces: Just under Fancies in terms of complexity. Diameter is just over 1", about the size of a quarter.
Delights: These are my original designs, smaller and considerably simpler. Diameter is 7/8", about the size of a nickel.
Spangles and Stars: A tiny bit of crochet in a tiny hoop! The diameter is 5/8", smaller than a dime. Stars stand alone, but Spangles can dangle.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 10, 2016

All designs are either my adaptations from vintage doily and tablecloth motif patterns, or my original designs. Please contact me for custom orders!
Fancies: These are, well, the fanciest! Diameters range from 1-3/8" to 1-5/8".
Graces: Just under Fancies in terms of complexity. Diameter is just over 1", about the size of a quarter.
Delights: These are my original designs, smaller and considerably simpler. Diameter is 7/8", about the size of a nickel.
Spangles and Stars: A tiny bit of crochet in a tiny hoop! The diameter is 5/8", smaller than a dime. Stars stand alone, but Spangles can dangle.

Leisa McCord

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Leisa McCord

Spangles, pink cotton necklace, sterling silver
$42.00
Spangles, pink cotton necklace, sterling silver
$32.00
Spangles, green silk necklace, sterling silver
$42.00
Spangles, green silk necklace, sterling silver
$32.00
Spangles, black silk necklace, sterling silver
$32.00
Spangles, pink cotton necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Spangles, yellow silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Spangles, green silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Spangles, maroon silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Spangles, lilac silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Spangles, black silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Spangles, green silk earrings, sterling silver
$48.00
Spangles, pink cotton earrings, sterling silver
$28.00
Spangles, green silk earrings, sterling silver
$28.00
Spangles, lilac silk earrings, sterling silver
$28.00
Spangles, black silk earrings, sterling silver
$28.00
Stars, pink cotton necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Stars, yellow silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Stars, purple silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Stars, blue silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
Stars, black silk necklace, sterling silver
$22.00
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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(14)
follybard

follybard on Oct 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Even more gorgeous in person than in the photo -- the craftsmanship and fine detail are amazing. Thank you!

Regina Dale

Regina Dale on Oct 26, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Love these patterns and the fact that this talented lady is willing to share them with us.

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About

Artist Statement

I learned to crochet at the age of eight. My grandmother taught me, starting me off with a wooden hook she whittled herself. Over time, as I scaled up my interest, I scaled down my dimensions. Because I am interested in preserving the disappearing needlecraft of thread crochet – the patterns and the technique – my goal is to promote its appreciation by displaying it in new ways.

For inspiration, I use my growing collection of patterns from thread manufacturers from the 30s, 40s and 50s. These vintage patterns are a starting point for many of my designs, and though the thread and hooks called for are quite fine to begin with, I have in most cases scaled them down even further to make them small enough to be wearable as jewelry. Other designs are my own original patterns.

threadsI use silk beading cord or white cotton crochet thread, and a vintage steel crochet hook. I hand-dye the thread to create a wide range of bright colors. All the jewelry components are sterling silver or 14K gold-filled.

I am honored to be able to pay tribute to the fine needlecraft practiced by our mothers and grandmothers.

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    Tiny lace crochet doilies, encircled in sterling silver or 14K gold-filled as jewelry.

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