Cindy considers herself a beginner but she actually has been dabbling in jewelry making on her own for some months now, largely self-taught. She says she loves working with wire.

Her forte is clearly in beaded wire crochet jewelry as you can see from this very pretty blue creation using all types of beads. Although some beaders may not enjoy working with wire, this crochet technique is actually very forgiving as it does not require perfect stitches. The beads are incorporated with each stitch as you make a chain. Three chains are needed to braid together, forming a necklace or bracelet. The designer's skill comes from the choice of beads, their spacing and the colour palette.

A good tutorial for this technique can be found in the project article called Gossamer strands by Stephanie Riger.

Beader Design #: 209