My pal Kelly called me and told me about this jewelry class she took that she promised would change my life. Kelly often makes these promises, but she did come across a pretty cool method for jewelry making fun. I've been wanting to get into jewelry making for awhile now, mostly because I want to be able to make the cute jewelry I see. This is actually a really easy process, but I'm not sure how good I'll be at explaining considering my lack of jewelry know how. The bottom line is I'll know what I mean, so I can remember how to make these five years down the road....I'll forget. I always do. I only have so much brain capacity and I'm having to throw stuff out all the time...this can be good...or bad...enough on that. Here are a few example bracelettes. Kelly made me the bottom bracelet, she taught me how to make the bracelet with example two, and the top is the bracelet I made as soon as I could get to the craft store....which was mere hours later.
Supples: "I" crochet hook, wire (.3 gaze...it was very pliable, you can use whatever, but this was best for me,and comes in all colors), 6 different beads (she used two of the same, but you will basically make 6 strands, so you can repeat your favorites, use the same one and just braid them all together, or use a combo of a few.
You can see the beads, but they are below my hand that is hold the wire that I've folded over with about 3 inches left loose. Make a loop.
Next, you start taking the beads one at a time and incorporating them into the chain stitches. Draw one bead up to add to the chain every other stitch. Bead inside a chain, 'just' a chain, bead inside a chain etc until all beads are used.
...this may mean nothing to anyone else, but hopefully I can at least understand myself. I heart these bracelets, I see a lot of them in my future, or should I say...my friends' futures?
P.s. Kelly also made this necklace, she doubled the number of beeds, and did 3 crocheted loops on each side to make it long enough to be a necklace.
Linking To: Under the Table and Dreaming Sundae Scoop