My World of Unique Colorful Crochet
Where Designs Create Designs In and Around Themselves
In Crocheting & Needle Crafts :
Sonsuray’s was started by myself for the designs and patterns acquired over the
years of working with yarns when I began afghans then as Christmas gifts for the
family to making things for my children. Recently with more time on my hands I
have been able to take classes in the areas of Broomstick Lace, Tatting, JAYG,
Seamless Crochet, Toolboxes, Irish Lace, Sock Making, Hat Making, Sweater
Making, and bought tons of motif booklets to further my pass time. This is a very
enjoyable, soothing, relaxing, mind stimulating, crafty pass time you can put down
and pick up any time and such a life saver for me. I’m very glad I always had this
and now I can keep it going as a pleasant pass time and pass on to others, but
also have something always there in time for the next generations to come back to
and hopefully add to.
I did a great deal of embroidery when I was 9, and the funny little kits for knitting
in the round and squares for the hot pads. My mom’s sister showed me how to tat,
she was amazing at it. I did macramé in hanging planters with mirrors, a HUGE
punch rug for a Firefighter in the emblem for his fire place, along with a few
In this site I have added my original designs. My graph designs are a bit more than
just graphs, all chart patterns come with directions for afghan, smaller throw, or wall
hanging, color chart with yarn colors, written and grid pattern, options, and notes to
make this an enjoyable experience for you. I’ve always enjoyed putting out my
work and colors and just doing what ever designs and colors came together. Also I
have done a number of works for friends and family at their request, (with 6 other
siblings and the growth of the family from this, there have been many, many
different projects over the years!). I have sold at our city’s Farmers Market House
for a number of years, and at Fire Hall Bingo’s. I believe its great to do what you
enjoy and other receive joy from it also.
The designs, publishing, and printing is done by Sonsuray’s, which is myself, and a
lot of help from professional friends in learning many aspects of the works which
go into making this all possible. I hope you enjoy the designs I have put together
for you. I have had many compliments on my work and always done well at selling
In The Beading and Native American Work:
We were taught bead work by my Aunt, which was a great honor. She taught us
the old way of beading, which she continued with until her time here was done.
She was one of the last women alive to teach the children their language so it
wouldn’t be lost forever, which it nearly was since the elders only spoke it to each
other and was lost to all the generations after. A very honored gift.
A little about the materials I work with
I use Sterling Silver. The turquoise and coral are top quality block hishi. The brass
is solid brass. The smaller thin white bones are a highly polished slim bone hair
pipe and looks beautiful in the necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. I have tried to
keep everything as originally done as possible with materials.
The cowries were used by Natives to trade and used as money. The bone hair pipe
has a long history from prehistoric times. Early it was produced from the columns
of marine conch shells and were gradually replaced by glass, brass and sliver.
Sometime between 1776 and 1798 eastern wampum manufacturers produced
shell hair pipe from the Western Indian conch and were carried by the Lewis &
Clark Expedition, the Northwest Company, and Auguste Chouteau as trade goods.
Bone hair pipe began around 1880, after a trader with the Poncas discovered that
bone pipe stems from corn cob pipes were in demand. They were then produced
in quantity in the shape of old shell hair pipe and have been around since.
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