Sunday, May 27, 2012

DIY Crocheted Beaded Wrap Jewelry










I had such a good time trying out this new skill for round one of the One Craft Contest over at One Artsy Mama !

I was inspired by this necklace in a Ralph Lauren add that I saw in People Magazine {style edition} 



My oh so patient Mother in law taught me how to do a basic crochet chain stitch without a hook and I was off from there!

If you are a beginner like me, you may want to watch this little video to get you started.

 I tried taking pictures of the process but I confused myself so I know they wouldn't help you at all....
the other option is asking my Mother in law if she could come to your house and teach you ;)

This is what you will need:


I start by taping off the end of the thread, twist the tape to make it easy to add your beads


After you have added about 40 beads { I am showing a bracelet here...add more beads for a necklace }

Chain stitch about 5 stitches and then it's time to add a bead....
pull op a bead that you have loaded on the the thread and tightly stitch it into place


make 3 to 4 stitches between each bead, continue until you have added all the beads


After you have added all the beads, cut about 4 inches from the last stitch and tie it off in a tight knot with the beginning loop...

Wrap and wear!





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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful - perfect for summer.

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  2. oh my goodness, got to try some of these!

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  3. Love it! Do you think it would still work if you did the crocheting with a hook?

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  4. This is great - it kind of reminds me of hemp necklaces from years ago... I'd love for you to link up to my new link Party:
    http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tuesdays-tidbits-2.html

    Thanks!
    Sarah
    {http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  5. Carmella,

    Love this look!!!:)
    Great photos bTW and thank you for the tutorial! :)

    Hugs,

    Susan

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