These past few days have been difficult. Between the Polar Vortex, the kids getting sick or waking up at night and my new mood swings from lack of sleep, well let’s just say it hasn’t been rainbows and sunshine.
I design one of a kind beaded jewelry out of natural semi precious stones, shell, pearls, crystals, wood and other beads. I try to combine colours that appeal to me and unique ideas.
There are many things that I love to do and one of them is to make jewelry. Jewelry is one of those hobbies that allows me to have almost instant gratification.
The crochet necklaces I make usually find homes pretty quickly. To create one you will need the following material:
Artistic wire or silver wire – gauge should be no less than: 26 or 28
A selection of beads – I like to use between 25 and 35 beads per strand and you will need to crochet 3 strands. So multiply the number of beads by what you are using in strand number one.
A clasp and a jump ring
Are you ready? First things first, you will need to strand x amount of beads in your wire. Keep track how many you use.
Form a loop with your wire and start single crochet 3 or more hoops. Following this, crochet one bead, leave a space – or not and continue until the rest of the beads are crochet. Do not forget to crochet 3 or more hoops at the end. When you are done, cut your wire making sure you leave about 2 or 3 inches to wrap the wires together and into the clasp.
Once you have done the three crochet beaded strands, twist the end of the strands together and braid the 3 strands. Twist and close the opposite end. You are almost done.
With your pliers, use the tip to wrap the wires around it – do not close it – insert your clasp and wrap around it neatly. When you are done, do the same with the jump ring. Tidy up the ends and cut closely the wires sticking out.
Congratulations you are done!
Do you need help on how to crochet? Check out this tutorial from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZMh1YqX8GE