Crocheting With Beads

Have you tried crocheting with beads?  Nancy Donaldson completed this lightweight fiber necklace with our Lovely Knots cord.  She is an accomplished crocheter, so we wanted to give you a look at how quick it was for her to work on all the strands.  This makes me want to take a crochet class now!

The necklace looks wonderful when worn!

Nancy used Aqua Blue Lovely Knots cord for her necklace.

The beads are from our Czech Glass Mixed Bead box collection.  This is called Santorini Coast.

 

 

 

Bangle Bracelet Weaver With Unique Fibers

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This bracelet is beautifully woven and unique because of an easy to use new tool from Beadalon.

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The fibers I used include our Lovely Knots 1mm cord along with a small ball of recycled sari yarn.

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Kleshna’s Bangle Bracelet Weaver tool was launched in January and you will find a step by step photo how-to in the box detailing how to both set up and use the tool.  I also included a video tutorial at the end on this post.

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You can see how my two very different fibers wove to create a gorgeous kaleidoscope of color.  I also used the Lovely Knots cord to sew the finished weaving together by running a needle next to the weft pins and following the Beadalon instruction.

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This is a delightful one of a kind fiber bracelet.

Lovely Knots and Crystal Mesh

This choker is absolutely one of a kind and is featured in Fernands DaSilva’s new booklet for John Bead:  Lovely Knots – An Introduction to Chinese Knotting.  You’ll find the choker in the gallery pages.

The Lovely Knots cord Fernando wove through the Swarovski Elements crystal mesh is interesting because they feature cross knots. Fernando teaches you how to make a cross knot in the booklet.