Friday, 11 June 2010

wire and bead necklace

This is my first attempt  at a necklace i used a crochet hook and basically did chains with a 26 gauge wire  adding the beads as i went along  (I threaded the beads on the wire before i started).

 when i started i had full intentions of making each loop even and pretty but as i did the first few loops i didn't like the nice neat look,  that's a total lie in fact i couldn't get the tension right  LOL but i do actually like the uneven look so just did small loops big loops and went from there.

I made 2 strands with 15 beads on each strand when they were done i simply twisted them together  and added a  clasp and that's it, i also made a bracelet to match  but i need to get a clasp for it, its the same as the bracelet  but shorter  still with 15 beads on each strand.

The beads look a bit squiffy in the pic i will have to straighten them up

Its not perfect by any means but looks ok on so that's a good start LOL.


Anonymous said...

Good gracious its gorgeous, if thats your first attempt then you were made to make jewellery
j x

Horners Corner said...

I like it, very pretty.

Lori said...

First attempt??? Looks spectacular and I think you should start selling them. I can't even crochet with regular yarn. Great work!

Fiona Whitehead said...

Fabulous Crissi- I think you're a natural x

Debbie said...

Hi Crissi aww this is just stunning and it your first attempt wow. Wish I could make something so beautiful. :)

Sorry I haven't been to visit for a while.

Take care

Jennie said...

wow this looks great :)

Shona Cole said...

wow, that is really excellent Crissi.