Here’s my first attempt at making crochet jewellery:
And here’s a close up to see the detail:
This was actually really easy to make, and didn’t take a lot of time. To save yourself a lot of grief, when you are knitting or crocheting with beads, here is the most important thing:
**Put all of your beads on your string before you start!!** And if possible, put more than you need on. I used a small guage wire, and 2.75mm hook (I think for US sizes, it’s ‘C’, but I’m not sure. It’s quite small.) I put 16 crystal beads on per strand. I started by attaching the wire to a jump ring, and then I did 4sc, added a bead, and then did 4sc, repeating until I had 16 beads on. I made three strands, and then I noticed that one was a lot longer, so I braided them. Thank goodness it’s forgiving! It was my first time working with wire, so I had a hard time getting my tension right at first, but by the end of the project, I was moving a lot more quickly. The whole thing took me about half an hour to make, and it did look rather pretty.
*Edit June 25** I realize that in the pattern, I put it was sc, but it was actually a chain stich. I’m new to crochet, and didn’t realize my error when I was typing up the post.