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    That's my latest crochet bracelet inspired by the coming Autumn/ Winter trends.
    I used copper black .33mm wire, Swarovski beads and a large black stone.
    It's the first time I used this wire gauge and I must say I really like it! It feels much easier to crochet and it required much less time to finish the bracelet.
    I just need some hooks for the closure. Think I will use the ones used for clothes...? What do you think?



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    Wowww, its so beautifulllllll


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    • #3
      I really like this bracelet - just cos its different.

      I've bought some copper wire to have a go at something like that but now I'm wondering if my wire may be too thick. Its 0.45 mm and I planned on knitting with it as I can't crochet. What do you think?

      I was inspired to try it by a woman at a local craft fair that makes some gorgeous pieces and had lots of interest (and sales) around her table. She suggested using 0.5 mm wire but now I'm not too sure.

      BTW - this woman, whilst very talented, was so certain that she was the ONLY person that does this sort of thing and she is "head-hunted" (for want of a better word) by craft fair organisers all over the country!

      These claims were not made to me personally, they were directed at the customers that purchased jewellery from her. I for one know that there are many crafters out there that crochet and knit with wire.
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      • #4
        OOH! Lovely!!!! Sue xx
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        • #5
          First of all, thank you!

          Originally posted by auntynet View Post
          I really like this bracelet - just cos its different.

          I've bought some copper wire to have a go at something like that but now I'm wondering if my wire may be too thick. Its 0.45 mm and I planned on knitting with it as I can't crochet. What do you think?

          I was inspired to try it by a woman at a local craft fair that makes some gorgeous pieces and had lots of interest (and sales) around her table. She suggested using 0.5 mm wire but now I'm not too sure.

          BTW - this woman, whilst very talented, was so certain that she was the ONLY person that does this sort of thing and she is "head-hunted" (for want of a better word) by craft fair organisers all over the country!

          These claims were not made to me personally, they were directed at the customers that purchased jewellery from her. I for one know that there are many crafters out there that crochet and knit with wire.
          About the wire, I did use 0.5mm wire before and the results are fine as well. The .33mm is just easier to handle and you get a more "bouncy" bracelet. But I see no problem with the wire you chose.
          Hope to see your results soon!

          I wish I could have more interest from people in DaWanda so far it has been pretty disappointing... Maybe I should try selling in fairs as well.
          "Logic takes you from A to B
          Imagination takes you everywhere."

          Albert Einstein


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          • #6
            Its lovely and so different!
            can i ask how you attached the stone? as it must be quiet a heavy piece.

            Any chance of a photo on the underside.

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            • #7
              Dark Side Bracelet

              I really like yoru bracelet. It is different with the shell bead as a focal point.

              My craft buddy makes crochet bracelets in all different coloured wire and have to say they are very popular and lots of people comment on how good they are.
              Take care

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              • #8
                Beautiful and unique !
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                • #9
                  love it a great piece of jewellery
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                  • #10
                    It's really lovely! I too would like to know how you fixed such a large stone to such delicate wire-work.
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                    • #11
                      Thank you all for your lovely words!


                      Originally posted by For Sale View Post
                      Its lovely and so different!
                      can i ask how you attached the stone? as it must be quiet a heavy piece.

                      Any chance of a photo on the underside.
                      About the large stone which is a labradorite, I simply made the whole wire work before, like a simple bracelet, leaving the space necessary for the stone and then I attached it using some wire to the border of the bracelet. Note that the stone has a hole through it.
                      Hope it helps...
                      "Logic takes you from A to B
                      Imagination takes you everywhere."

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                      • #12
                        right gotcha !!
                        thanks

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                        • #13
                          Fantastic bracelet, my teenage daughter thinks its fab as well....

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                          • #14
                            Ooh, that's nice. It's very unusual.
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                            • #15
                              So inspiring

                              I often find the work of you ladies to be inspiring.

                              I never would have thought of doing crochet work with thin wire, you could I suppose use gold plated wire or any other plating?

                              Very nice piece of work and food for thought.

                              Richard
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