Friday, September 28, 2012

Crochet Wrap Bracelet (Part I)

Using the tutorial at Fiddle Knits,  I wanted to try crocheting this wrap bracelet with beads.  Eventually I'm going to make it using wire, but I wanted to make it using yarn and pony beads first so I can see how it will work.

It's very easy to make with yarn.  To make it sturdier with wire, I'm going to use 2 stands (I think) of 30 gauge wire.

I'd also like to make 5 wraps, so it will need to be almost twice as long.

I'll post my pictures after I try it with wire. It may take several tries before I'm satisfied with it, but that's most of the fun: learning something new.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wire Crochet Bracelet

I recently won some beads in a sweepstakes from Cousin so I wanted to try wire crochet again and make a bracelet.

I used 30 gauge wire and a size G crochet hook. It's so much easier using a larger hook. The last time I tried this, I used a tiny hook and it was much more difficult.

So I crocheted 3 different strands, using different colored beads on each one. I then braided them together, twisted the ends, and threaded on the clasp.

For a first try, I was pretty happy with it. I need to do a better job attaching the clasp, so I'll keep working on that.
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