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Shannon made me do it!

About this design:

Shannon was wondering how the 26 gauge copper worked to crochet rows. It was difficult (I'll show pics below) Then I remembered that I did have what is probably 28 gauge wire from Home Depot.

So... Here is my first attempt at crocheting rows with wire and beads.


28 gauge (?) copper wire, 3 mm ruby fuschite, size F crochet hook, copper toggle

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Here’s the one I tried with the 26 gauge wire.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    This is just plain awesome, Jeanne! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you Deb! You can see how I got better as I went along. Started with bottom rows. The top 2 rows are much neater and even.

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    And I am so glad she did!!! Jeanne this is great! :D Very Artistic! And the ruby Fuschite looks so nice- good choice

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thnk you Lorrie!

  6. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! This is just gorgeous! Love it! ;)

  7. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Fantastic! Again….!

  8. Buster Browns MoM
    Buster Browns MoM says:

    wow, you did that fast!! it’s very pretty..

  9. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Oh I really like this, the one with the smaller gauge is better to me, and I like the beads you you can give us the recipe!!!

  10. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    WOW, I saw my name today in the heading and of course had to take a closer look. I’m in AWE. What a beautiful bracelet … looks like the 28 gauge was definitely easier to work with. And now looks like you have mastered the technique. Looks like a fun portable project … and the end result is so soft and wearable! FAVE.

    (I have some 30 gauge that I’m saving for my next try!!)

  11. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    And P.S. That was FAST!! SLS

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    WOW, Jeanne, this is awesome! Love your color palette, and it just looks so fun to wear! Incredible crocheting! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you so much friends! I am an experienced yarn crocheter so this was not that difficult for me. The trick was figuring our how to put on the beads so the always on the same side of the bracelet. I’m not sure how it will work with larger stones because on the “right side” you slide the bead up first then pull it through. When working on the “wrong side” I slid the bead up during the yarn over step. (Lynn, I’m sorry if that makes no sense, I’m not sure how to explain it. Wonder if I could get hubby to video tape?)
    I crocheted 4 rows then pulled the ends together with wire so it looks graduated, but it’s not.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh wow I love these. Have to go but I’ll check back later. Hugs all

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    FANTASTIC! I can barely crochet a single chain in wire and have it look decent. Yours looks great. I bow to your greatness, oh Queen of crochet. :D

  16. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    So amazing, I’m back again to look. So quick question for you … did you ‘string’ all the beads on to your spool of wire? Still trying to figure out how you did it. It’s hard enough to wire crochet, forget about adding beads!! SLS

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, this is stunning! You are one amazing lady! Love your wire crochet work! :D

  18. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Fantastic bracelet. Crochetting wire is not so simply. You made a good work :)

  19. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    This is SOOOOOO FABULOUS, Jeanne! I just love this! You are an inspiration!

  20. Violet
    Violet says:

    Amazing job !!!
    Very cool technique…. I want to try !!!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thank you so so much everyone! I wore it yesterday, but no one saw it :( Just went to the hospital for a test and back home to sleep.

    Shannon – you have to string the beads on ahead of time and pull them up as you use them.
    And it takes a lot of wire. I made this to fit my tiny wrist snugly. It’s about 6″ long and used about 16 feet of wire.

  22. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Well Jeanne I’m so glad Shannon made you do it, it’s just gorgeous!!! Beautiful colors this is going in my favs!!!

  23. LAshe
    LAshe says:

    This is absolutely stunning! I know I have a loooong way to go before I could aspire to this, but you are an inspiration! The bracelet is gorgeous!!

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