Saturday, January 28, 2012
What I Have Been Making And Wearing (Crochet Pearl Bracelet Tutorial)
First let me apologize, I didn't take any pics while I was making this bracelet because to be honest I had serious doubts that is was going to work. No worries because it was easy enough to make. Here is what you need.
Fussed Pearl Rope/Chain (I found mine at Walmart)
Yarn (I used White that has silver running through it)
Two Folding Jewelry Crimps
I didn't need any jump loops, but depending on the style clasp you have, you may need one.
All you will do is crochet a single strand using both the pearl rope and yarn. Now pearl rope won't crochet as easy as yarn would, but if I can do it, anyone can. I am far from being a master in crochet. You will need it to be almost long enough to go around your wrist. Keep in mind that your crimps and clasp will add about an inch or more to it in length. You will knot the end of your yarn to the rope on your pearl chain. Trim off excess yarn and pearls with scissors, leaving only enough yarn to crimp in your jewelry crimps. Using your jewelry pliers, close the crimps down, trapping your yarn. To finish it, attach the clasp loop to your crimp loop. My clasp loop was open, that's why I didn't need any jump loops. Some styles are welded and require a jump loop to attach to the crimps. I closed my clasp loop down using needle nose jewelry pliers.
Pictured above is what I wore my new bracelet with. I was feeling very feminine in my peaches and cream tones. It was the first time wearing this skirt too. I ordered the skirt online a while back from
Down East Basics. It was regularly $34.99 and I believe I paid around $4.00 for it on clearance plus shipping. The lace top (JCPenney) and boots (Target) were a Christmas present from my hubby. The warm and super cozy jacket was just passed down to me by a friend. The same friend that just gave me an Amberrombie Fitch ski coat, not that I am into labels, because I am not, but it is a very warm coat, and free is always nice. The only other jewelry I am wearing is my nest ring I made, similar to the one in my shop TLC Creations. You may notice my hair is a bit shorter. I must say I went a little crazy with the scissor. I defiantly need to get into my hair stylist to have her clean up my mess.
Well that's what I have been making and wearing.
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