An Ode to Jelly Yarn

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lcampb Lilly Campbell, contributor
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Blogger Designing Vashti created these crochet bottle totes with Jelly Yarn.
The Crafty Chicas Jelly Yarn Boa Purse is quirky and cool.
This funky design combines Jelly Yarn with hardware accessories for a heavy metal purse.
Blogger Designing Vashti created these crochet bottle totes with Jelly Yarn.

Blogger Designing Vashti created these crochet bottle totes with Jelly Yarn.

Photo: Vashti Braha

I was an 80’s baby which means that my childhood summers were filled with side ponytails, culottes and of course, the inevitable jelly shoes (in that order, because I really was an enormous fan of the side ponytail and come on, culottes are just an amazing concept). But I had a bit of a flashback to those shoes when I was searching for new products to feature in CraftStylish Magazine and happened upon this curious yarn on jellyyarns.com.

I should probably also mention that I used to be a big gimp aficionado (remember that plastic string kids use to make keychains with in camp?) which is probably why Jelly Yarn sparked my interest and imagination.  Looking for fun ideas of how to use this innovative product I found a design by none other than the Crafty Chica herself for a Jelly Yarn Boa Purse.  There is also a free tutorial from knit1mag.com for making cute Jelly Yarn keychains.  Finally, the Jelly Yarn website sells some awesome patterns for beach bags, flowerpot covers, and everything in between.

Alright, so the gap between jelly shoes and Jelly Yarn might be pretty big but one thing is for sure, they are both perfect for those salty, sandy beach days.  Let me know what you think of this funky string!

posted in: handbag, purse, keychain, beach, jelly yarn

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