Pretty things

Looking for a quick and unusual gift? We might have just the thing: we’ve just started stocking kits by Crafted In Ireland for making these charming earrings. There’s two styles: the double linked rings that you see above, as well as a single ring design.

The kits are the work of Crafted In Ireland. In the clever packaging, you get everything you need to make the pair – all the findings you need, including that lovely plump Swarovski pearl, ample yarn and the pattern instructions. You just need to supply a 2.5mm crochet hook and some jewellery pliers. The findings are silver plated and nickel-free, too.

If your intended recipient is a crocheter, then the kit would make a lovely present, and if not, then you get the pleasure of making them before giving them. And with a range of eight colours, there’s sure to be one that’s the perfect accessory for summer.