Wire crochet is sweeping the beading world and we are on board with this stunning bracelet designed for a young bride. If you are not on your way to the altar, this fun bracelet would look just as great with jeans and a t-shirt. The key to making the curl in the wire is using a crochet hook that makes a loop smaller than your beads. For a straight stitch you can use a larger needle or leave a loop between each bead addition. We have an entire complementary set for this design. For free instructions for the necklace, please click here. For the earrings, click here and for the flower girl necklace, please click here.
Step one: String 25 pearls on 26 gauge, half-hard wire. Using a size 0 crochet needle, crochet 7 stitches of chain before adding your beads. For instructions on how to crochet with wire, please visit the Handy Tips section of our Learning Center.
Step two: Crochet in 25 pearls from the earth mix. Finish with another 7 stitches.
Approximate size: 9 inches (8 ½ inside diameter) Estimated time: Less than one hour Difficulty level: Intermediate
Tools Used: Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131) Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106) Round nose pliers (TOOL-108) Crochet hook, size 0 (not available on Artbeads.com) Sterling silver wire round 26 gauge half hard - approx. 1 troy oz (76ft) (SSWR26HH1)
List of Components: 5-6mm earth tone potato pearl mix (P-EMIX1, qty 1 strand) Sterling silver 16mm round toggle clasp with flower (SS-TOG44, qty 1) Sterling silver 1 ½ inch 22 gauge head pin (SS-HP2X, qty 1)