How to make wire-crochet jewelrycomments (12) March 23rd, 2008
Making wire-crochet earrings is a simple project for those well versed in crocheting with yarn, but it's also an excellent undertaking for someone who has yet to hold a crochet hook. Regardless of your skill level, it's always a good idea to start your first wire-crochet project with inexpensive wire to get used to handling metal and to practice the stitches. Then work your way up to more expensive metals for truly precious accessories. Read on, and I'll show you how to master the slip knot, chainstitch, slipstitch and half-double crochet stitch with wire. With these stitches, you can alter the basic crochet sequence to easily branch off into delicate wire-crochet bracelets, necklaces, and even rings.
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What You'll Need:
Size D crochet hook
3-1⁄2 feet of metal wire
4 to 6mm beads
Step 1: Make a slip knot to start
Make a loop with the long end over short, as shown below. Use your hook to pull the long end through the loop. Pull the short wire until a knot forms and the loop is 1⁄16 to 1⁄8 inch larger than the hook's handle. Position the wire to make the next loop.
Tip: Form all loops over the wider part of the hook's handle. Wire doesn't stretch like yarn, and this creates wiggle room.
|Pull the long end through the loop to create a slip knot.|
|After making the knot, position the hook to pull through the created loop.|
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