I'm not sure who it was that first thought it might be a
good idea to string some beads on yarn before crocheting with it, but whoever
it was probably knew that they had stumbled onto something good. Bead crochet
ropes are perfect for showing off your favorite art glass and ceramic beads,
and making bead crochet jewelry is a fun way to show off your crochet skills!
In bead crochet, the beads are strung on your yarn or fiber
before starting to crochet. Bead crochet ropes are soft and supple, and can be
used either on their own with some fancy cones or end caps or with your
favorite handmade art glass and ceramic beads. Tapestry bead crochet results in
a flat piece of crochet that has been studded with beads, and can be used to
make cuff style bracelets, brooches, necklaces, pendants, or bags.
We've selected four of our favorite beading projects that
use bead crochet to get you started with this wonderful beading technique!
Make an easy bead crochet pin with Gwen Blakely
Kinsler's Mexican Motif bead crochet pattern. Use Japanese cylinder beads and
your favorite pearl cotton to create this bright and beautiful pin with bead
Beaded amulet bags will never go out of style,
and Geraldine M. Rooke's Tapestry Crochet Amulet Bag looks just as stylish now
as it would have ten years ago! The bold patterns of this bead crocheted amulet
bag makes a beautiful pendant - and a handy place to stash your bead money.
Next, learn a new bead crochet technique with
Lydia Borin's swag bead crochet tutorial and fun Swag Me bead crochet bracelet.
You'll love the feeling of this beaded breacelet - it's a party for your wrist
in bead crochet!
If you love to make bead crochet ropes, you'll
love the article by Mary Libby Neiman, Lariats: Tie One On. You'll discover
seven creative ways to show off your bead crochet ropes with these fun and
fancy ideas for how to wear your favorite bead crochet ropes.
Finally, take a look at two of our favorite bead crochet
blogs about ways to get started with bead crochet! Learn two ways to start your
bead crochet ropes, and check out Jean Campbell's easy advice for getting
started with bead crochet.
Whether you like to make long, undulating ropes of bead
crochet or you prefer the technique of tapestry bead crochet, you'll find
something in our bead crochet eBook to get you crocheting with beads.
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