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Title: bead crochet
Post by: elburnzo on January 16, 2011, 08:36:07 AM
hey there, i have been javing fun recently learning how to make seed bead crochet ropes for bracelets etc, (the weather was far too awful for the shedio). i'm still in the process of attaching clasps etc and will take pics asap but wondered if anyone else on here has tried bead crochet? oh and any pics would be a grand treat indeed :P


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: DragonflyLynne on January 16, 2011, 08:46:36 AM
I enjoy bead crochet - and it's a great project for travelling if you thread your beads before you leave home as then you can't spill beads all over the place!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: awrylemming on January 16, 2011, 09:51:43 AM
I can't crochet - but I used to do loads of bead knitting, a nice tidy way of beading and the cuffs were really popular.


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: sarah t on January 16, 2011, 12:32:50 PM
i do both but i usually make ropes with one of those bobbins with spikes but cannot for the life of me remember what they are called

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn173/thomo1962/008.jpg)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn173/thomo1962/005-1.jpg)


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: elburnzo on January 16, 2011, 04:53:01 PM
oh right like one of those wee knitting doll things? i think i have one of those my gran gave me centuries ago lol


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: helenfc on January 16, 2011, 04:54:41 PM
sarah, they are so pretty!! love them! ;D


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: sarah t on January 16, 2011, 05:55:29 PM
thanks helen :-*
yes thats them ...  french knitting bobbin but i think mine is turkish ( well i got it in turkey ) and has an extra spike ... but really quick and easy ...looks like viking knit ...(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn173/thomo1962/002-3.jpg)... wax thread and lush beads



crotchet is good for choas  necklaces too
 
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn173/thomo1962/P4300083.jpg)


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: ★★Terri★★ on January 17, 2011, 03:11:56 AM
Here's one I crocheted - wire a rose quartz chips.  I knitted a wire and bead one but don't think I have a photo and have done a few with a French Knitting dolly that I thought I had photographed but can't find them.

(http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt241/terrihickey/choker1b.jpg)

Resized the image ;D


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Studio Girl on January 17, 2011, 05:21:26 AM
Love the bracelet we used to do something like that as kids
I think it was called scubydo does anyone remember this I am sure
we used cotton reels as bobbins

Margaret x


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Louise Menzies on January 17, 2011, 10:14:36 AM
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn173/thomo1962/002-3.jpg)


Sarah, I LOVEEEEEE this bracelet  ;D so sexy  :D

Louise x


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Les on January 17, 2011, 01:28:54 PM
it's fab !


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Pat from Canvey on January 18, 2011, 04:12:46 AM
Have a look at http://www.wikihow.com/Finger-Weave  It's a great way to use up odd balls of wool.


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: ScarletLeonard on January 18, 2011, 07:15:59 AM
Oh lovely pieces sarah and terri.

I can't fathom it, I'll just stick to viking knit which is the closest to knitting I will ever come.


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: sarah t on January 18, 2011, 08:49:30 AM
thanks everyone ...


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on February 25, 2011, 09:41:48 AM
Hello

I like the photos I've seen here.  I've done some bead crochet.  I need to take some photos of some beads I've made and will attempt to remember to photograph the rope I've crocheted.

Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on March 06, 2011, 01:20:38 PM
Hi

Here's my crochet rope. 
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee34/SallyB_photo/4ead73fa.jpg)

It took ages and goes from light to dark.  I normally wear it all tied into a large knot.  It looks really good (I think!)

Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Blue Kiln Beads on March 06, 2011, 02:50:31 PM
That's lovely Sally.  I admire your patience, I like seed beading but bead crochet has always looked abit scary....


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on March 06, 2011, 04:06:26 PM
I tried to teach myself bead crochet lots of times and, in the end, learnt from a workshop I went to.  Once you get taught it's really easy to do.  The beads really help you to see where you should go next.  I learnt with size 8s.
It's great because you can take it out and about with you without all the beads rolling around and getting lost.
Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Mary on March 06, 2011, 05:09:03 PM
I love bead crochet. Clasps from our George.
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork067.jpg)(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork070.jpg)(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork060.jpg)


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on March 06, 2011, 05:21:01 PM
They are lovely mary.  Gorgeous colours.
I made a couple of bracelets but didn't manage to join them up as neatly as your's.  Very impressive.
Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Louise Menzies on March 09, 2011, 10:56:57 AM
OHH WOWWW


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Les on March 09, 2011, 12:04:27 PM
I love bead crochet. Clasps from our George.
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork067.jpg)(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork070.jpg)(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork060.jpg)

Oh yum !!!!! ;D


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: turnedlight on March 09, 2011, 02:11:02 PM
Those are lovely! I used to do a bit of wire knitting, I bought a little machine where you turn the handle and it pops out of the bottom - not the easiest to do but fun - here's a couple of pics..
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/152009841_ca50721b2a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53211004@N00/152009841/)
knitted wire necklace (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53211004@N00/152009841/) by turnedlight (http://www.flickr.com/people/53211004@N00/), on Flickr(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/152009842_b3acbf3bfd.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53211004@N00/152009842/)
sea colours (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53211004@N00/152009842/) by turnedlight (http://www.flickr.com/people/53211004@N00/), on Flickr
I think my jewellery has improved since then.. at least I hope it has! :)


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: GaysieMay on March 09, 2011, 02:19:51 PM
Wow what a lovely thread, I hadn't seen this before.  Does anyone on here do kits?  I'd love to have a little try at something like this?


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Pat from Canvey on August 26, 2011, 04:50:06 AM
I love the sea colours one Kathryn.


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Quartz on August 26, 2011, 05:43:15 AM
Wow, such great stunners on here!
I've never tried the technique myself.


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Ant on January 06, 2012, 06:01:33 PM
I love bead crochet. Clasps from our George.
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork067.jpg)(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork070.jpg)(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o297/weemaryanne/beadwork060.jpg)

I just love these - I'm going to have to learn how to make them now ........ goes straight to Google to look for tut!  ;D


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on January 12, 2012, 01:43:19 PM
Hi Ant

did you find a tutorial?

I'd recommend a long rope to start with.  I quite like mine because it's quite versatile.  I either wear it tied in one knot or do a few knots and tucking ins to end up with a look like this:
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee34/SallyB_photo/DSC_0191-1.jpg)

Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Ant on January 12, 2012, 05:59:21 PM
Hi Ant

did you find a tutorial?

I'd recommend a long rope to start with.  I quite like mine because it's quite versatile.  I either wear it tied in one knot or do a few knots and tucking ins to end up with a look like this:
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee34/SallyB_photo/DSC_0191-1.jpg)

Sally

Yes, I did!
Here are a couple of links if anyone is interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwPwZWsWO9I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwPwZWsWO9I)

http://www.beadline.com/crochet/crochet.html (http://www.beadline.com/crochet/crochet.html) and http://www.noeasybeads.com/bcinstruction/ (http://www.noeasybeads.com/bcinstruction/)

http://www.beadersshowcase.com/profiles/blogs/2049967:BlogPost:3497 (http://www.beadersshowcase.com/profiles/blogs/2049967:BlogPost:3497)

I just need to buy suitable beads, thread and a crotchet hook and I'll have a go ........................................

How long did it take you to make your long rope Sally?


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: MeadMoon on January 13, 2012, 05:43:13 AM
I love those ropes and must have a go.  Thank you for posting the tuts.

The items that I've done are just straightforwardly crocheting wire with stone chips.  This one is rock crystal chips with sterling silver wire.
(http://www.meadmoon.com/USERIMAGES/CrystalChoker.jpg)


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on January 13, 2012, 01:41:19 PM
Hi

I don't know how long it took me I'm afraid.  I used to just do a bit when i could even if I was being driven somewhere. 

I hope you enjoy giving it a try.  I wasn't able to do it until someone actually showed me.  The starting off is quite tricky first time.  I'd recommend starting with beads larger than 11s.  I learnt with 8s and make sure they are very different colours the first time so you can easily see which is the right bead to use each time.

Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Ant on January 13, 2012, 05:13:47 PM
Silly question, but if you aren't supposed to cut the thread, do you have to work out exactly how many beads you're going to use and thread them all on before you start?  This is main thing that didn't seem clear from the tuts.  ???


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: MeadMoon on January 14, 2012, 05:00:16 AM
do you have to work out exactly how many beads you're going to use and thread them all on before you start? 

Yes, that's the method I use.  Add a few extra to allow for miscounts...


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on January 14, 2012, 07:53:40 AM
I always have believed that no question is a "silly" one.  Much better to ask than be one of the people who pretend to know what they are doing when they don't have a clue.

I hope you make something you like very much.

Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Ant on January 14, 2012, 08:34:29 AM
Wow, well then you must have had to thread on several million beads to make your long rope then, Sally!  ;D ;D ;D

If I succeed in making anything, I'll post a piccie of it to show you.


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on January 14, 2012, 01:31:24 PM
Mine was done in sections because it went from light to dark it was easier to do it in bits and join them together as I went.

Sally


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: Ilona on January 14, 2012, 02:43:50 PM
I am looking forward to having a go at this. I have some seed beads, and I am sure I have a hook somewhere :)


Title: Re: bead crochet
Post by: SallyB on January 15, 2012, 01:38:31 PM
Good luck
Sally