Saturday, 7 January 2012

Crochet Necklace

I admit with the run up to christmas I couldn't keep up with college, running the shop, looking after our ebay shop and our website , run our workshops and adding to my blog as well but here goes for a new year, a project I taught last year in the shop but thought I would share as it as it includes some of our top selling acrylic beads. As I am only giving brief detail on how to produce the necklace I will have to assume that you know how to do chain stitch.

So you'll need .4mm wire and a 4.5mm crochet hook. Drop 15 beads on approx 2metres of wire. Make yourself 15 loose chain loops. Now add a bead before the next chain stitch. Add a chain stitch. Repeat the previous group until you've added approx 15 beads, then add another 15 chain stitches. Make three of these  bead lengths and weave them together. You will need to wind the ends of the wire together and twist them around a clasp to finish. This is great for any size beads or a bracelet as well. You could also add some crystal to give a bit of bling.