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Topic: Abalone shell and turkish bead crochet rope bracelet  (Read 6165 times)
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jampvending
« on: February 06, 2012 05:06:45 PM »

A year ago, I discovered that I can incorporate two of my favorite crafts together - crochet and jewelry making! Since then, I've made numerouse pieces of jewelry using this technique and other crochet bead rope techniques.



Turkish bead crochet is a lot easier/faster to do than other crochet bead rope, yet the results are always just as beautiful. I used abalone shell as the focal bead and various sized seed beads for the remainder of the bracelet.

I made this one for a friend's friend. It takes longer to string the beads then it does to actually make the bracelet. This project took me just this afternoon to make!





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emmagypsy
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012 09:57:29 AM »

lovely! it looks like it was plucked straight out of the ocean.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012 10:08:37 AM »

I love the colors and just the look of it! I think it is beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012 04:03:43 PM »

 I think your bracelet is very pretty, and Very wearable! It would go with a lot of my clothes.
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jampvending
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012 07:08:30 PM »

Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments! This is the first time I've ever posted anything on this site in addition to entering a contest! Seeing what beautiful and truly awe-inspiring creations that are out there just further bolsters my love for the craft!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012 10:31:17 AM »

I've never heard of Turkish bead crochet, but the results are gorgeous.  Love your use of colour in this bracelet.
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jampvending
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012 08:57:27 AM »

If you are interested in learning this technique, this is the site that I used to 'self teach'...

www.hookyarnandneedles.com/oldstuff/trkloop
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RubyTuesday
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2012 10:05:14 AM »

Your bracelet is lovely Smiley the beads you chose work so well with the Turkish bead crochet, I've made a few crochet bead rope bracelets but they take so long!! and I think I prefer the look of the Turkish crochet - Thanks for the link I think I'll give it a go Smiley
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