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  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

Can't Leave Halloween Alone!


About this design:

The last time I did any crocheted wire I swore I'd never do it again. So much for that statement.

Crocheted black wire with dark beads make a nice spooky necklace especially when you include a skull and spider.

Components:

various dark beads including glass, metal, stones, lava and bone, pewter skull and spider

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    The computer and I are having a dispute about who is running the show…. It is squirrely and I’m stubborn…… ;)

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ah HA!…. I won that round. It wanted to include two photos of the entire necklace but I out foxed it and deleted one! :D

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I like all the dark glitteriness!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ha ha ha ,LRC. This is both funny and chic! Love the assorment of stones. You are so creative.Kudos to you,fellow beader. :)

  5. Kate
    Kate says:

    OooOOoo! With that skull on the end, whew! I can totally see Morticia Addams wearing this one!! Right??

  6. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    I sure like the crochet look, maybe I will try it someday. It does look hard though. Very nice! I was going to say very pretty until I saw the skull. Hee!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Glad y’all like the necklace. It isn’t too hard to make just tedious.

    Rocky D, this necklace is made of three strands of single chain crochet braided together. It uses 45 beads and 26ga black craft wire. If I can find the information I’ll see about posting the web site where I found the instructions.

    You are so right, Kate. It would look just right on Morticia. :D

  8. Kate
    Kate says:

    @Little Round Chick: I’ll see if I can convince Ali to get a wire crochet Tip N Technique up one of these days…Much like you I think she may have sworn off THAT technique ;-)

  9. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    i love this look! Have no clue how to crochet though… Oh well…I might try it someday. Anyhow…beautiful necklace!!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Thanks so much for the info. I am excited to try it.

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great necklace, thanks for the link :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely necklace Nancy! Don’t you love doing the crochet necklace i love doing them at times I’ll do these alot!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nancy, what a delightfully spooky design! Love the items you’ve chosen to include in your crocheting! Since I have no idea how to crochet, I’ll just have to admire this while staring at it in awe!!! 8)

    P.S. Congrats on winning the war with your computer. ;)

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Lynn, I don’t crochet either…. :D

    It’s a single chain crochet which isn’t too hard but I am no whiz at it. I learned to finger crochet back in the bronze age so this is the same idea using a hook.

    As for the computer….. I refuse to give in to an inanimate object even though it has 2+ gigabytes of memory. It’s faster but I’m smarter or at least more inventive. :D

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    franny says:

    ooooh!..love the cobwebby look of the crochet wire…perfect home for that spider & skull!…delightfully creepy!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments and comments everyone.

    It is a great technique for seasonal necklaces. I did one for Christmas with silver wire using crystal ice flake beads, red fire polished Czech glass and a sorta olive greenish jasper. Looked purty good. :D

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