How to Make Wire-Crochet Jewelry

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Wire crochet an arsenal of jewelry.
Many unique earing styles start with a circle of crochet.
Wire usually says hardware; now it says designer.
Wire crochet an arsenal of jewelry.

Wire crochet an arsenal of jewelry.

Photo: Scott Phillips
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Step 5: Add a row to the circle
Following step 4, insert the hook into the center of the circle. (Don't pull the wire tight to the crochet hook.) Yarn over the hook again on the back side, and pull the loop through the center hole toward the front. (You'll have three loops on the crochet hook now, as shown below.) Pull the long wire through all three loops. (Once again, you'll have one loop on the hook.) Repeat all around the circle.

  Three loops on the crochet hook.
  Back to one loop on your crochet hook.

Step 6: Secure the earring edge
After the last stitch, remove the hook. Cut the wire 6 inches long. Thread it by hand upward through one loop and then downward through the next. Pull downward tightly.

  Use your handsto loop the wire.

Step 7: Finish Up
Take the wire end up through a crochet stitch on the edge of the inner circle, add a pretty bead as shown, and then take the wire down through a stitch on the opposite side of the inner circle.

  Add a center bead.

Step 8: Add an earring back

Secure an earring back to the crochet circle with an end wire. Connect it with several loops. Bury the wire, and cut.

  Attach the back.

Photos by Scott Phillips

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Comments (17)

DaveHaynes writes: Thank you for your how-to tutorial. Will definitely try it.
Posted: 6:13 am on March 8th
William1961 writes: Something for my wife :)
Posted: 5:10 am on January 25th
SusanneBendtner writes: I would like to see more similar projects.
Posted: 5:45 am on January 21st
RoseHamill writes: Great tutorial! Well done, Cheri:)
Posted: 3:25 am on January 21st
AndrewCampbell writes: The process of making this is truly complicated! In comparison, I think Antique Jewellery was made more with a melt the metal and set it kind of method and could probably considered a much simpler way of doing things!
Posted: 11:25 pm on June 29th
asmacollection writes: you can use 28 guage for crochet jewellery
Posted: 5:42 am on February 10th
Chelle225 writes: I would like to try these projects but I have the same question as MONAS; what gauge wire are you using????
Posted: 1:34 pm on October 29th
Monas writes: Hello,

I am trying to use your instructions, but you do not specify the gage of the wire. I usually use Sterling Silver or Gold Filled wire. Can you please help me?
Posted: 1:15 pm on July 21st
teddybearlady writes: I absolutely love this idea. I design and make teddybears and recently designed a bear that was made to wear evening clothes. I've been wondering what to do about jewelry for these bear but if I use a very fine wire I think this method will be just the thing for making jewelry for my new Dream Bears. I would have to use the fine wire so that the jewelry would be in scale with the bears but I really think this could work. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 10:25 am on October 15th
sb1961 writes: I'll have to try this.
Posted: 5:56 pm on July 10th
Jennia writes: Beautiful jewelry!! I love the cuff and both pairs of drop earrings. However the necklace or bracelet with the stones has to be my favorite pieces!
Posted: 12:28 pm on June 18th
kjmironov writes: I just made these earrings with black jewelry wire and hematite in the middle. Cute. Took a picture, but the website must be having trouble as it wouldn't accept it even when I shrunk it to the suggested size. = (
Posted: 11:30 pm on February 4th
stellfamily writes: I would like to know pattern for the bangle bracelet please.
Posted: 11:19 am on February 1st
mommy2 writes: what size and kind of wire are you using. There are so many wires out there which is the best one?
Posted: 8:14 am on July 19th
CoffeePotPeople writes: Great tutorial. The earrings look like little bird nests, and I love them, but I especially love that bracelet! Makes me want to run for the hook and wire.
Posted: 1:33 pm on May 21st
WireBliss writes: Thank you for sharing. I have been wanting to do this and now I know where to look.
Posted: 7:34 pm on April 18th
LaurenZ writes: I think this is awesome. I was wondering if this was possible, now I'm excited to try it out now!
Posted: 6:09 pm on April 14th
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