Something a little different.

At Michaels the other day I bumped into an old Cracker Barrel Friend and as she talked this bracelet on her wrist caught my eye.  Beads and silver wire in a woven pattern around her wrist.  Well you can imagine my surprise when she said she made it and it was really easy!  So I ran and got the supplies (at Joanne’s because they were cheaper) and went home and made two myself that night!

So here’s a picture of my bracelet.  I can’t find MD’s right now, but here’s the orange and brown one.

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So if you can crochet then you can do this – simple!!  Here’s what you need – 9-11 beads, 20 gauge beading wire, closure catch thing and a crochet needle size 10.  That’s it!

  1. Slip on the beads onto the wire.
  2. Pull out about 4 inches of wire.  This will be your tail.
  3. Make a loop and slip your crochet hook into it.
  4. Chain 5 stitches. Slip a bead
  5. Chain 2 stitches slip a bead.
  6. Chain 2 stitches slip a bead
  7. Repeat until all beads are chained on.
  8. Leave a 4 inch tail of wire again and you’re done.

I made 2 of these pieces and then made a piece that was just chain stitches.

I think it came out great!  Simple but stunning.

Have a Magical Day!

Tinalala

So this morning MD came out of her room wearing her black and silver bracelet so here’s some pictures of it!

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I took a picture of the crocheted pieces of wire so you could see how neat it looks.  The funny thing is MD has friends coming over this weekend and they’ve asked to learn how to make their own bracelets – FUN!!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thefrugalcrafter
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 08:47:22

    I LOVE this idea, I might have to try it, thanks for the how-to!

  2. lalacraftworld
    Mar 19, 2013 @ 08:29:50

    Thanks! The beads were only $2.99 for the pack and I think $3 for the wire (but we made 2 bracelets, so total cost to make was less than $5 for 1 bracelet, but the wow factor = priceless!!

  3. Tina Michael-Dahlmann
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 23:46:43

    Wow, Tina! That is stunning! Thanks for showing. It looks like you paid a lot for it, too.

    Hugs, Tina
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