Crochet a Vintage Inspired Necklace

Vintage Inspired Necklace

Vintage Inspired Necklace

 

Wire Crochet Necklace

One spool of copper 28 gauge wire

Copper foil tape (used in Soldering)

Assorted beads —40 for a single strand choker, 20 for single strand bracelet. ( 100 for necklace and 50 for bracelet.)

Metal crochet hook, size G.

Wire cutters and needle-nose pliers

Findings: jumprings ,clasp, wire hooks

  1. 1.    String your beads onto the wire, leaving it attached to the spool. Push them along down the wire toward the spool
  2. 2.    Form a slip-knot with your wire. 
Now, put your crochet hook through that slip knot, and tighten, while leaving a little space for movement
  3. 3.    
 Chain three. *** Chain Stitch***Take the end of your wire that’s still attached to the spool, and wrap it over your hook. Wrap from the back of the hook to the front.  Pull it through the slip knot.
  4. 4.    Slide a bead up along the wire, all the way to the hook.  Reach hook in front of the bead, and wrap the wire over it as in a chain stitch. Catch the wire in your hook, and pull it through. Continue until no loose beads remain.
  5. 5.     Finish your strand with three more chain stitches.  Cut the wire free of the spool, leaving about a 3″ tail of wire at both ends.
  6. 6.    Take the loose tail of wire and wrap it through that end loop a few times to anchor your stitching. Cut the loose end of the wire close to that loop. Repeat for other end. Attach your jumprings and finding.

Copper Wrapped Charms for Necklace and Bracelet

Tools & Materials

Scissors

Smooth White Paper

Clearsnap Archival Ink – Wicked Black, Fluid Chalk Ink – Blackberry, Blue Lagoon, Sour Apple

Glue Gloss

Stylus Set with White foam tips

Hampton Art Stamps – Cling Curtain Call 2

Glass Tiles

Copper tags

Copper Wire hooks

Metal Glue

 

Directions

  1. Stamp images in Wicked black on the white paper.
  2.  Use the Stylus Set with a white foam blender tip for each color and apply color randomly to the images.
  3. Cover one side of the tiles with Glue Gloss.  Firmly press tile over image.  Make sure there are no air bubbles.  Allow to completely dry.  Trim excess paper from edges and wrap with copper foil.
  4. Adhere copper tags to back of piece and affix to necklace and bracelet with jump rings.  Make as many as needed for your piece.
  5. Create two matching images for the earrings.  Affix to wire hooks with jump ring.

 

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About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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One Response to Crochet a Vintage Inspired Necklace

  1. Oh yes this is GORGEOUS!

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