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
Sewing needle and thread
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.
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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 necklace chains
round nose pliers
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 lengths of necklace chains
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.