Crochet Wire Necklace Instructions Designed by Artbeads
Wire crochet is sweeping the beading world and we are on board with this stunning necklace designed for a young bride. If you are not on your way to the altar, this fun necklace 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 bracelet, please click here. For the earrings, click here and for the flower girl necklace, please click here.
Step one: String 45 pearls on 26 gauge, half-hard wire. Using a size 0 crochet needle, crochet 14 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 45 pearls from the earth mix. Finish with another 14 stitches.
Step four: As a final touch, on the loop side of the toggle, string a pearl on a head pin and attach it to the clasp with a wrapped loop.
Approximate size: 15 ½ inches Estimated time: Less than 1 ½ hours 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)