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« on: April 13, 2011 07:04:49 PM »

OK, I know that olives don't grow on vines, but here they do.  (In my world, anything is possible!)  This necklace is three strands of crocheted olive nylon thread with Czech glass beads in various shades of olive and gold and green.  Very summery!  I think I'm in love with Hobby Lobby, which is where I got the thread and the beads.



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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011 07:07:32 PM »

that's a lovely necklace!  great shades of green. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011 07:34:48 PM »

This is so pretty.  I'd like to know how to make one like it.  Are there instructions posted somewhere on the site?  I'm new to Craftster so I'm not quite sure how it works.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011 07:41:35 PM »

Beautifully organic!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011 12:02:12 AM »

Beautiful! Makes me want to try making some!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011 06:09:34 AM »

Lovely! Hobby Lobby is the place to be, for sure!
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011 01:53:58 PM »

This one is my favourite! I had a bead and chord necklace in green that I wore until it fell to pieces, I think I'll have to dig it out an use the beads.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011 10:28:51 PM »

This is soooo pretty!!  What size hook did you use?  It looks so intricate.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011 12:45:48 PM »

This is so pretty.  I'd like to know how to make one like it.  Are there instructions posted somewhere on the site?  I'm new to Craftster so I'm not quite sure how it works.


Kitty, I just improvised this design.  Before you begin crocheting, string the beads onto the thread, keeping in mind that it's better to put too many beads on the string than not enough.  Can't add beads once you've started crocheting.  Then start crocheting.  Make a few chains, pull up a bead, crochet the bead into the chain, and keep on going until you achieve the desired length, pulling up beads at regular intervals.

Closures can be done in a few ways.  You can crochet several lengths of beaded chains, tie the ends together and tie the ends to a split ring or closed jump ring, and attach the clasp findings to the rings. 

Or, you can do what I did, which is crochet the closures, to eliminate the need for metal clasps.  If you are going to do it this way, you need to think about the closure before you start crocheting.  Add all of your beads to the thread.  Begin by crocheting a small bobble, this will be your toggle.  Then crochet your beaded strand to the desired length.  Finish by crocheting a ring that will fit around the bobble you made in the beginning.  Voila!  You have a toggle closure.  Here is one I made a while ago:   

I realize that these instructions aren't very detailed.  When I have more time, I  will make a better tut, with pics.  If you have any more questions, I will do my best to answer them.  You can also look on YouTube for videos of how to make these kinds of necklaces.

Enjoy!
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