Thursday, January 31, 2013

Airy Crochet Necklace Tutorial Using Fishing Line

Sometimes I have to kick myself.  I usually think of using wire or yarn for making crochet necklaces.  But why not good old fishing line to make a light and airy crochet necklace?

The original Russian tutorial was attempted and translated by Beads A-Z. As you can see, the effect of several crochet strands is stunning whether seed beads or a mixture of bead types are used.  What is different from the typical crochet technique is the grouping of 3 beads in each chain.  Finishing with conical beads is recommended.

A really lovely alternative to illusion necklaces!

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Maneki said...

They look lovely! I rarely use illusion cord or fishing line, but have an old roll somewhere. This would be a great way of finally using it (haven't touched it since I used it for photograhing earrings suspended in the air).

Once, at a flea market, I bought a necklace in another variation on illusion necklaces. It was made of three strands of fishing line with crow beads and round plastic beads knotted into groups or clusters of three. Rather nice: chunky, but still not too chunky and with some air between the beads.

I've got a pic of the necklace here if you're curious about it: (just don't look too closely at the last necklace, which is a variation on the original necklace: I made it as a newbie and find it a tad embarrassing today...)

Pearl Blay said...

Great tip with the clustered beads idea! I think variations of different types of beads will also work.

WIlli said...

I like the idea of using fishing line as it will be light. You can put lots of beads in the necklace and it still will be light. I love the one done in spring colors!

Divya N said...

These are lovely..will try it out

Shaiha said...

Thank you! I have a blog hop coming up where I was stuck for ideas. That second necklace spurred my muse into high gear.

Pearl Blay said...

That's what my blog is for - daily inspiration!

Diane said...

I don't see the tutorial here. I want to try this!!!

Pearl Blay said...

Click on the link - it's the phrase I used "translated by Beads A-Z". Enjoy!

Style Guide said...

I can't believe I hadn't thought of this! I am a fan of crochet-bead jewelry and this is awesome! Thank you!

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