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Muddlepud
« on: January 28, 2010 07:10:28 PM »

Well, I'm not a jewelry maker, normally. But I saw a tutorial video (here) for crocheting wire with beads to make a necklace, and I knew it would be the perfect gift for several people for Christmas. In all, I ended up making seven sets of necklaces and earrings, four of which were crocheted. (The other three were a very simple three-strand design. You can see them on my flickr page if you want.)

For two of the necklaces I used multi-colored glass beads from a grab bag and a 26 gauge (I think) wire. I found the wire a little tough on the hands, but I liked how it held its shape once the loops were pulled through each other. I made bracelets with these sets too.



Then I experimented with a lighter, more thread-like wire (sorry, I don't know technical terms). I found it very slippery to work with, but it made a more delicate necklace. I did one set in shades of green and one in shades of yellow and turquoise. For the green set I crocheted the wire around a set of metal rings in similar fashion to make a flashier pair of earrings.





I'm really love how these are so simple and fast but make such a big impact. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 07:13:03 PM »

Those are excellent. Thanks for posting the link for the tutorial, I think I will try it Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010 07:14:01 PM »

Beautiful! I always wondered how those kinds of necklaces were made! thanks for the link.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010 06:53:50 PM »

Thanks for the tute!!!   I can see the blue/yellow with a cute little sundress.  Oh, hurry spring!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010 08:02:06 AM »

HOw pretty! I'm a sucker for blues!! THey're my favorite. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 05:01:19 PM »

Beautiful, I want to try this in the future. The first and second ones are my favorite.
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