|In black 'n white, quite artistic don't you think ?|
I bought several items, but somehow I never got around to actually making something with it. Too busy knitting I suppose. But now it was time for a challenge : I was asked by a group of ladies to show them how to crochet a necklace, using mainly buttons and beads. This is the result :
So I got out my box with manly tools ( cutters, tongs in all shapes, cutting pliers and metal threads) and the stack of pearl and buttons I acquired over the years. And there were the small beads and fine threads I bought at the shed - I forgot all about them !
|silvery sewing thread and 100 swarofski beads|
|the picture doens't do them right, they sparkle a lot more|
Well, It was so much fun, I couldn't stop making them.
And this is how you can make them too :
Make a selection of small beads, some buttons if you want, and chose a fine but strong thread. You can use fine embroidery silk, or colourful cotton, DMC will do or cordonnet, even nylon thread (like fishermen use) or fine metal threads. Use a very fine crochet hook, like a 1 or 1.50.
To add a bead : you just push the bead as close to your crochet hook as possible and chain on, it will be automatically fastened in your work.
|this thread was on a spool, and was easy to use.|
Then you have to make it into a wearable necklace or bracelet. Use a technique for adding a little metal chain, or gather the long chain and twist it around so that the beads form a 'sausage' and add a clasp if necessary.
One of the ladies used nylon thread to crochet, and the result was very flexible, she could just put it around her head a few times and it was finished.
|use your imagination !|