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Lacy Wire Bracelet

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I really like the look of crochet lace, and I'm also fond of the malleable yet durable nature of wire; thus, I decided to combine these elements in a simple bracelet.

 
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Step 1: Materials

  • thin gauge wire (Anything from 24-30 should be fine; too thin and your wire will snap very easily, too thick and crocheting will be very hard. I used 28 gauge silver-coated copper wire.)
  • crochet hook (Any size will work, but the bigger the size, the bigger your crochet stitches. I used size I/9 -- 5.5mm.)
  • pliers for cutting wire (scissors will also work because it's a thin gauge wire)
  • OPTIONAL: beads
  • NO PREVIOUS CROCHETING SKILL NECESSARY. The stitch I used is just a simple chain stitch, and it's not hard to learn.

Step 2: Beads

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If you decided to include beads for the bracelet, string all of them onto your wire. How many is really up to you; if you want to have a bead in every stitch you do, you'll need a lot of beads. If your beads are big, you'll need fewer. More is better, so to be safe I strung on 65 because I got carried away. ^^ (Note: my beads were really small, and the wire was pretty thin.) But I ended up using 56.

Step 3: Crochet

To crochet, hold your hands like shown above. How you position your left hand doesn't matter too much, but for the right hand, hold as shown.

Start off by making a small loop, but be sure to leave a bit of wire as a tail for later. Just form a small circle with the wire and twist the wire to make the loop fixed. Then insert your hook into the loop.
HBU6 months ago
I voted for this because it is a very well done intro project to woven wire jewelry. It takes a technique from a "soft" craft/art (crochet) and uses it to manipulate a traditionally "hard" craft/art material, wire. I think you did good with this one
watchmeflyy (author)  HBU6 months ago

Thank you so much for your comment; it means a lot to me that you noticed those little nuances of my project, so again, thanks!

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