Monday, August 27, 2012

Beaded Crochet Wrap Bracelets


I gave a teaser of my Beaded Crochet Wrap Bracelets last week in my WIPS post.  (That's Works In Progress if you didn't know!)  I am happy to report that I've finished a few and am pretty happy with how they turned out!

This was my first time to incorporate beads in a crochet project and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was!  Basically, to use beads you string all of the beads that you are going to use before you begin crocheting.  I worked a little bit of Elmer's glue into the end of the yarn until it was stiff and pointy and then end was a "needle" to make stringing easier.  Then I just worked my crochet chain as normal, and whenever I wanted to add a bead I just slid it up the yarn and worked it into my stitch.  (So, in a nutshell: 1) string beads 2) crochet as normal adding a bead when you want. Super easy peasy!)



This silvery grey bamboo yarn looks great with the clear glass seed beads.  It did take a bit of patience to string all of the tiny seed beads onto the yarn!  The beads add a bit of subtle sparkle and glam.  I also made a similar bracelet using the same yarn but gorgeous reddish-orange beads.

Now available for purchase

You can purchase this one at my Etsy Shop!
Well, not anymore, someone already did!

On my Multi-Colored Bead Wrap Bracelet I love how the glass beads "pop" out.  They are eye-catching and super fun!

I also made one non-wrap bracelet.  I once again used the silvery grey yarn, but this time I used green aventurine beads.  





I will be making more of these--both for myself and to sell in my shop!  They are just so much fun to make and to wear!
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14 comments:

  1. Those are so cute. My daughter would love those. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! I'll be updating my Etsy shop soon if you're interested... ;-)

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  2. I like them! Especially the long ones with the seed beads!!! Super cool :)

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  3. Those are pretty! They'd be great to sell, especially at a fair. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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    1. Thank you! I am hoping that they will be good sellers... One just never knows! :-)

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  4. i'm sooo in love with that multicolored one! love it so much, i just bought it! yay!!

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    1. Oh my gosh! Thank you! I am so glad that you like it, I'll mail it out to you ASAP. :-)

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  5. Beautiful bracelets!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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