Designer Beadwork: Beaded Crochet Designs
It’s the newest thing in crafting: a hot mix of crochet and beadwork. These more than 50 projects for necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are all marvelously easy to make, using only the most basic stitches. Surround cabochons with a netting of beaded crochet to form the Opal or Stone Pendant Necklaces. The Pearl Frenzy necklace features freshwater pearls threaded into a chain-stitched design. For a matching set of jewels, try the Pretty in Pink or Snake ensembles. Each project includes color graphs and diagrams, and there’s plenty of information on stringing techniques, selecting the best fibers, combining different sizes and types of beads, and troubleshooting.
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10mm gold bead 11o seed beads 12o three-cut beads 6mm fire-polish 6mm round glass 8o beads 8o seed add beads Argyle Pattern bail bangle beading needle beading nylon Bind bracelet brick stitch cabochon chain chain stitch clasp color cotton 10 steel Counting from Patterns crochet hook Instructions crochet hook Round-nosed Crochet in six-around crocheted tube Czech delica beads desired length drop beads ear wire ending tail ends invisibly faceted fire-polish bead focal bead Following gold bead caps grams head pin hook Round-nosed pliers inch of rope Invisible Join Join on pages knot last round Materials 11o seed matte metallic matte transparent nylon beading thread Pattern Detail Pattern Overview perle cotton peyote stitch pink pliers Wire cutters Pretty in Pink Refer to Counting repeats to create ridge row Round-nosed pliers Wire six beads six-around tube slip stitch steel crochet hook strands Sugar & Spice Toggle Diagram Tube Ends turquoise