Monday, 17 November 2014

Crochet beaded bracelets

This year at the Knitting and Stitching Show we decided we would only do one class, giving us a bit more time to browse the stands!  We picked an hour long class, taken by Kath Orsman, which was to crochet a beaded bracelet from wire.

Kath had already done the 'boring bit' for us - feeding all the tiny beads onto the wire in preparation for the class.  The technique was really simple - crochet the wire as you would normal wool, and ensure that you caught a little bead every other stitch.  You needed to crochet a piece of wire double the width of your wrist, and then another piece half that length.  Then you folded the double length piece, and plaited the three pieces together.

We were also provided with the fastener for the bracelet, and the little bits and pieces which allow you to attach them professionally, such as the crimp beads.  I think the finished product looks fantastic, and I've worn it a couple of times already!

A really inspirational and fun class, with lovely results.  It really was a highlight of our day at the show, and I'm hoping to make some more bracelets from the pattern that Kath gave us.

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