Saturday, March 23, 2013

Crocheting with Beads

Just had to squeal with delight about the class I taught tonight: Wire Crochet Choker. Ten lovely women signed up for spending their Friday night with me at beadFX. Who could ask for anything more? Well, George Clooney was not available...

This was the first time I taught the class with a supply list instead of pre-packaging a kit. Students chose their own wire, beads and findings before the class started and could spend as little or as much as they wanted. It was interesting to see all the choices made. Size 6 Czech seedbeads, pearls, Swarovski Elements galore. Gemstone chips. Acrylic beads. Silver wire. Gold wire. Gold and silver together. Purple. Blue. Vintage Bronze. Black. Wire Lace even!!

When crocheting with wire, I like to use 26 gauge because of the way it holds its shape. With wire, the larger the number (gauge) the thinner the gauge. BeadFX carries wire perfect for crocheting with in gauges from 26-32!!! Of course, they carry oodles of other gauges as well.

If you want to learn how to make crochet jewellery, but can't make it to the store, please check out the "Bookshelf" at the main shopping page on the website. My highest recommendation is Crystal Jewelry Inspiration edited by Karin Van Voorhees which features a spectacular crochet project by Laura Timmons. In fact, there's a whole section devoted to knitting and crochet books!

So a super sparkly thank you to all the lovely ladies who took my class tonight. Please enjoy the eye candy of their creations!







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