Misty Plum Crochet Jewelry

Materials

  • Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire, 19-strand: Bronze
  • Beadalon Artistic Wire, 26-gauge: Gun Metal Bronze
  • Swarovski Elements Crystal Bicones & Pearls, 63: in assorted sizes and colors
  • Antique brass findings: two ear wires, chain, clasp, jump rings
  • Polyform Premo! Sculpey Accents: Pearl

Tools

  • Beadalon: wire snips, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers
  • Crochet hook, size G6
  • Polyform Sculpey: Clay Conditioning Machine, Super Slicer
  • Drill with small drill bit
  • Impression Obsession Cover a Card Rubber Stamp: Tapestry
  • Tsukineko: Timber Brown Stazon Ink; Vintage Glazon
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven
  • Loctite Super Glue

Basic Supplies

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Directions

Pendant

  • 1. Use clay conditioning machine to condition Pearl clay. Roll through on #1 thickness.
  • 2. Place conditioned clay on clean work surface. Use Super Slicer Thin Blade to cut asymmetrical pendant shape.
  • 3. Use Stazon ink and Tapestry rubber stamp to stamp surface of pendant. Allow ink to dry; follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake clay on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool.
  • 4. Apply Vintage Glazon to surface of pendant and allow to dry. Apply second layer to darken if desired.
  • 5. Once Glazon is fully dry, use drill to drill small hole through pendant.

Necklace

  • 1. To begin, thread 63 assorted pearls and crystals onto bead stringing wire; create slip knot in wire.
  • 2. Chain five, pull first bead up and chain two. Pull up additional beads, one at a time, and chain random number of stitches between each bead until chain is approximately 17” long and half of beads have been used.
  • 3. Chain approximately 3” without beads then repeat Step 2 until entire chain is approximately 36” long; secure end.
  • 4. Use round-nose pliers to open antique brass jump ring. Fold chain in half; thread open jump ring through loose ends of chain. Place clasp on jump ring; close jump ring.
  • 5. Cut 3” length of antique brass chain. Open second jump ring; place brass chain and crocheted chain at fold onto jump ring. Close jump ring.
  • 6. Attach pendant to center of necklace using final jump ring.

earrings

  • 1. Cut two 4” lengths of Gun Metal Bronze wire. Thread two crystals and one pearl onto each wire.

Earrings

  • 1. Glue beads in place. Bend wire in half; twist ends. Snip one end short. Use round-nose pliers to turn one loop around top of twist with remaining end. Wrap excess wire around twisted wires. Place loop through open loop on ear wire; close loop on ear wire to complete earring.
  • 2. Repeat Step 2 to create second earring and finish set.
by Keri Lee Sereika
Misty Plum Crochet Jewelry
Misty Plum Crochet Jewelry