earrings made with a wire crocheted beads
Handmade jewelry is alsways attracts attention ,especially if it is a unique one and carries your own personal touch. It'e agreat fun to experiment with materials and techniques, just line in these beads that are crocheted from wire. The only thing you must know is the basic stitches - chain and double (single in american terms). And it takes about an hour to make fancy beads. In this tutorial we will use the following tools and materials:
- dead soft gauge 24-28 golden or copper colored wire
- red seed beads size 8/0
- 2 headpins
- 1 pair of fish-hook earwire
- round nose and flat nose pliers.
- 2 acrylic beads 15 mm size.
- crochet hook 2.5 mm
- perfect mood and desire to create!
I've used the wire from a old powersuply compensator, and strung a random amount of seed beads
Make a first slipstitch
and crochet 5 chains
make a circle with a slipstitch into a first chain
Start with 1 chain and a dc into a first chain. And now work in circle doing 2 dc (single crochet) into each chain. It might be very complicating for a beginning crocheter, but keep on trying. Randomly add beads into the work.
Finish the row with a slipstitch, and continue the work, as bfore. At this stage it is hard to count the number of stitches, but keep on crocheting, just like you would do with a regular yarn.
Once the crocheted bead cap is big enough, try to fit it onto the acrylic bead, our aim is to make a wrapping for the bead
Insert the bead and temporarily fix it with a wire
Keep on working with crochet until the wrap is big enough to start decreasing, chrochet each 2 dcs together
Fix the spare ends and cut them off, insert the headpin
Using pliers cut off an extra end of a head pin, make a loop with a help of a round nose pliers, attach earwire. The earings are ready