Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tutorial - Crocheting a Wire Beaded Bracelet - Part Two

Click here for Part One

At the end of Part One we had completed the length of our crocheted bracelet. In this part we are going to complete the bracelet by attaching the clasp.

Take one of your free wire ends, hold you clasp in the middle of one end and start weaving! Just loop the wire through one of the holes of the clasp and then through the end of the wire bracelet - it is better to push the wire through and trap a few strands of the bracelet rather than just one. This will make the bracelet stronger.

Work your way along the end of the bracelet weaving through the loop in the clasp and through your bracelet, make sure you pick up each end as well if your clasp is smaller than the width, like mine, to help taper the ends in.

When you have finished, with about 10mm left, pick a bead that is close and stick the end of the wire through the bead, a pair of needle nose pliers may help if you hands are a bit cold like mine! Pull the wire through to the other side of the bead and clip off the remaining wire close to the bead.
Now just slip the bead over the exposed end so it doesn't poke you later.

Now, do the same for the other end.
And Da Daaaa! One Finished Crocheted Wire Bracelet!

I hope my first crocheting tutorial is not to confusing and if you make one yourself, pop me an email on whatkatydiddesign (AT) gmail.com, i would love to see it!

The bracelet is have made for this tutorial is now in my shop! I used some glass beads, bohemian crystal beads, Swaroski crystal beads and Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is good for healing a broken heart and bring you some love :-)


Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Yay! I'm linking to part one today and I just added the link to part two to tomorrow's Daily DIY. Now to add this project to my own "must do" list!

CurlyPops said...

It's absolutely gorgeous.... wonder if it could heal my broken heart?