Monday, 21 April 2014

Beaded crochet necklace

I made this necklace for my mum for Mothering Sunday a few weeks a go and thought I'd share it here too.
I used a beautiful, sparkly embroidery thread made by anchor that I bought ages ago with no real purpose because it was so pretty.
To make the necklace, I tied the thread to the button I used for the fastening and then threaded all the beads, I wanted to have a variety of sizes and colours of beads so I used lots of different types. There are lots of different glass beads, some I bought in Prague on holiday in 2004, some came from a necklace that broke. There are some fimo beads that I made myself and some shells that came from a broken bracelet. This necklace has been a long time in the making!

I simply chain stitched along, adding beads when I felt like it until I got to what felt like the right length, then I created a loop by crocheting into a previous stitch and then crocheting into the hole- I don't think my explanation particularly makes sense but it's easy enough to do.
I went back and forth between the button and the loop to create separate beaded strands. I really like the finished necklace and I think my mum does too.


  1. It's beautiful! So elegant.
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  2. That's really beautiful, I love the colours. You're so talented! X xo

  3. Great job! I really love this necklace. You've inspired me to think about maybe making a necklace myself. I've never thought of doing it before, haha