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gaylefrancis
« on: September 18, 2013 11:33:53 PM »

Not sure exactly where this one lives, as it is crochet and jewelry, but I also don't wanna double-post, so I figured, since I have plenty of yarn-based projects, jewelry gets this one. Feel special or something.

I got into beading during a stretch of unemployment that lasted way longer than I was expecting. Being a crocheter, I pretty much started out trying to crochet on wire, as it's a really lovely bit of work if you can pull it off. I'm not sure I can pull off the fancier stuff, but basic crochet stitches and beads worked out pretty well for me.

First up, the one I call "typewriter ribbon" because it's red, black, and white. The larger beads were a bulk buy. I strung them two at a time and crocheted them in pairs. The black beads are just basic seed beads. I really love this set, which is great as I'm the only one it fits (all my friends/family have slightly larger wrists than me, and the bracelet is a tight fit).



Next up, as they were made the same way, are a necklace and bracelet that aren't a set but that's only because they're not the same colors. First up is the necklace that I've always thought of as "cotton candy" because of the color scheme. The larger beads are stone, circular beads with the holes running through their centers. I crocheted the larger beads onto the wire separated by seed beads, and when I ran out of the large beads, I strung on white seed beads to finish it off. This one weighs a ton, and I always forget it before I slip it on for a full day at work. (Also, it hurts like crap when you forget you're wearing it and decide to jog to the bus stop.)



Finally, the bracelet I named "Clacky Taffy" because I'm not great at names and the bright colors made me think of junk food. Completely crocheted, even the clasps are crocheted on. It's the same style round bead as above with the same seed bead spacers, just in yellow instead of white. It's a heavy bracelet, much like the necklace, but the friend I gifted it to just loves it, so what do I know?

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013 05:48:43 AM »

These are all nice, but I'm particularly drawn to the colours on the first set.  I've done a few crochet necklaces before, and quite like them.  But I've always done a large open stitch on  the ends; your tight stitch is much nicer looking. and I will try doing that on my next one.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013 08:46:10 AM »

These are all nice, but I'm particularly drawn to the colours on the first set.  I've done a few crochet necklaces before, and quite like them.  But I've always done a large open stitch on  the ends; your tight stitch is much nicer looking. and I will try doing that on my next one.

On the necklaces, I created a loop in the wire, fastened it off with a crimp bead, and then started to crochet, and when I got to the other end, I created another loop and fastened it off as well then attached the wire for the seed beads separately. I found creating a small wire to loop the other wire through helped keep my stitches under control pretty well.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013 10:16:08 AM »

Thanks for the explanation!
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