Vintage Inspiration

In case you haven't guessed yet, The Animator's Wife has been on a vintage kick. She's joined two vintage-themed swaps, one in which she received this from Valerie on Ravelry:

Retro 50s Kitsch Swap 2

And one for which she's made this necklace of vintage design:

Vintage Necklace 1

We found this pattern in the vintage book Traveling Kitten sent us from Cape Cod.

Vintage Necklace 2

Isn't it lovely? The Animator's Wife has played with crocheting jewelry before (remember the Hope Bracelet?), but she really seems to be getting into it this time. Last week she ordered a bunch of silk cord, freshwater pearls, and sterling silver notions, and as soon as it arrived she dived right into designing her own pieces. She finished her first necklace last night.

Kaycee Necklace

Do you like it? It can be yours after a quick stop in the Rambling Yarn Shop.

Hmm, I'm thinking The Animator's Wife has found a new favorite activity. Now we just need to figure out how to keep the kittens out of the pearls...