Lately I have been playing around with wire crochet. I recently made this necklace and pendant. Over the past several years, I have done crochet, knitting, beading and several jewelry making techniques. I have wanted to do projects that combine these skills. I thought that crocheting with wire would be a good project for that. I learned to wire crochet from the book, Crochet with Wire by Nancy M Wiseman.
I started by making a stand using the colors, blue, beige and orange. When I finished, I didn’t look done to me. I decided to add a strand using blue beads. Crocheting with wire takes a little getting used to. You can’t hold the wire the same way you hold yarn. Also the wire doesn’t lie flat. When I finished this project, it curled up more than I would like. The beads had a tendency to move from one stitch to the stitch below. Next time, I want to use beads that are a little larger to see if the strands will lay any flatter.
I also made this pendant. I started out by making the circle in the middle. I had the idea to crochet a circle with pink glass beads throughout. I then added the 2 circles to the sides. I am not sure what I want to do for the strand and the clasp.