Crochet a beaded ball pendant or earrings

Crochet a beaded ball pendant or earrings

It's easy to make crochet jewelry. All you need is a hook, some yarn, and in this case some small beads. (Or if you don't have beads, you could leave the ball plain, or dab some glittery nail polish over it to add some pizazz!)

What you need

Worsted weight yarn
4.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Small beads
Sewing needle and thread

Instructions

Chain 5, slip stitch to join and form a ring.

Carrying the yarn end along the outside of the ring, make 8 single crochet in the ring.

Working in a spiral, make 24 single crochet, then fasten off with a long yarn end. Thread into a yarn needle.

Pull the yarn end from the beginning of the project to close up the hole,then pull that yarn end into the inside of the ball.

Stuff the ball with cotton, weave the needle through the last row of stitches, and pull to close up the top of the ball.

Take a few stitches to secure it, and then form a loop with the yarn, take a few stitches to secure the loop, then pass the yarn end through the center of the ball and cut off.

With a sewing needle and thread, sew beads all over the ball.

All done!

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Copyright © 2014, M. E. Harrington This pattern may be printed for your personal use only. You may not in any form, reproduce, transmit, give away or distribute this pattern, including but not limited to images, diagrams and text, through any venue, including photocopying, other electrical or mechanical means, recording, or any other information storage and or retrieval system. Permission is granted to sell your finished garments.

Altered Art – Junk Bracelet

This tutorial shows you how to take broken jewellery pieces and turn them into something new

What you need

Bracelet with clasp
assorted beads and scrap items
broken earrings
gemstones
broken necklace chains
jump rings
jewelry wire
round nose pliers

Instructions

This Altered art project shows you how to turn broken jewelry pieces, single earrings and odds and ends into a beautiful altered art junk bracelet.

The key to creating a beautiful altered art bracelet it layers of different items. For this project we used :

broken earrings
broken lengths of necklace chains
Charms
old necklace pendants

and just attached them to the bracelet chain using jump rings.

Oddments of beads have been added using jewelry nose pins that were hand made using lengths of wire. Simply take your length of wire and twist one end into a loop using your round nose pliers. Add your beads and then close the length of wire by forming another loop with your pliers.

Randomly add your oddments to the bracelet chain creating a layered look.

Comments

  1. JacqBrisbane says

    Clarification needed for newbies.
    By: “Working in a spiral, make 24 single crochet,…” is it meant to be all 1 sc in every sc, after initial 8 sc?

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