Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wire Crochet Necklace Tutorials

It's easy enough to do single chain wire crochet jewelry (see past tutorial links below). The most popular way is to make 3 strands and then braid it.  But you don't have to do it like that.  Cyndi Lavin over at Beading Arts has a few crochet wire necklace tutorials that will surely make you think differently!



Her Faerie Bells wire crochet necklace tutorial above looks like it might be braided. But it is not - she folded up a long crochet length several times and gathered them at the ends with short pieces of wire.  I like her way as you are not dealing with many wire ends.

Do you need to braid beaded crochet lengths? Nope.  Her pretty Moonstone Rainbow wire crochet necklace tutorial just leaves the chained lengths draped in the front.  The rest of the necklace adds more visual interest to the design. 


Her wire crochet necklace tutorial with top drilled pearls combines both wire work and stands of seed beads. It is in two posts - Part 1 and Part 2.


It may not be very comfortable for some people to have wire crochet around the back of the neck. So I really like how Cyndi steps down to just single bead strands at the back for all her designs.

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4 comments :

Divya N said...

I love making dainty necklaces by wire crocheting small crystal rondrells or brios. But guessing from the post one could make chunky necklaces as well

Willi said...

All three designs are beautiful!

Pearl Blay said...

You can certainly make pretty crochet necklaces dainty or chunky - any way you like!

Almost Precious said...

Very attractive and sophisticated. I appreciate the fact that she has kept the back section of her necklaces to one simple strand - nothing is more annoying than to wear a necklace that scratches or irritates the back of one's neck.
I've a necklace that does that and even though it is pretty I never wear it for that reason. Also haven't attempted to fix it as it's a manufactured piece and I'm sure it is going to need the skills of soldering and gold plating, which I nave no expertise at.

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