I learnt the basic crochet stitches 4 years ago by making granny squares – and slowly discovered it as a method for intricate interwoven pieces of jewellery and objects. I don’t plan ahead, the pieces evolve as I make them through experiment and happenstance, which makes each one unique and hand-made. Using different types of yarn, I have slowly introduced other materials such as zinc chains and porcelain beads.

© Vanessa Bean 2011

Vanessa Bean, graphic designer by profession...maker of things by nature