Crochet basic stitches with thin wire, then add beads for an intricate, beautiful accessory.
- 40 or more assorted small beads
- 2 medium metal beads
- Clasp with jump rings
- 9 yds. of 26-gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Flat-nose pliers
- Size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook
- Clear tape
- Use wire cutters to cut wire into six 54-in. pieces.
- Tie a slipknot on one end of each wire piece, leaving a 3- to 4-in. tail.
- Use crochet hook to make each wire piece into a chain, making about 3 chains per inch and sliding a small bead onto every fourth chain. Make each of the beaded chains about 61/2 in. long with a 3- to 4-in. tail on each end.
- Working just above the first chain on each wire, twist the tails of the wires together tightly a few times. Use tape to hold the twisted ends in place.
- Leaving taped ends together, slightly separate the crocheted wires into 3 groups of 2 wires each. Working with each group as 1 strand, braid the 3 groups together.
- When finished braiding, twist the loose tails together very tightly. Remove the tape from opposite end and twist those tails in the same way.
- Form each twisted end into a flattened loop about 1/2 in. long. Tightly twist the base of each loop to secure it in place. Push each loop through a medium metal bead. Trim the excess wire at the base of loop.
- Use pliers to open the jump ring on individual parts of the clasp. Place a jump ring on each loop. Use pliers to close rings and secure toggle clasp parts in place.
FINISHED SIZE: Bracelet measures 8 in. long.
Crocheted Wire Bracelet from Sarah Farley of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin