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Knitting With Beading Wire Project Ideas

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An age old tradition of weaving has returned as a new innovation for making jewelry. The knitting spools come in 3 pin, 4 pin or 5 pin with the stylus included.
Here are a few design examples from Sharon Hessoun using beading wire on a knitting spool.


Materials:

Soft Touch Wire - .O10/Very Fine in black and white
Gemstone beads
Crystals or CZs
Focal bead
Cones
Eye pins
2x2mm crimp tubes 
Head pin - 1
Clasp
3 pin knitting spool
Regular crimping pliers
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers

Tips:
  • String beads onto the wire before starting to knit and then feed the beads in as you go.
  • To finish, the end of the design can be knotted or crimped to an eye pin, pulled through a cone and then the eye pin was wire wrapped to the clasp.
  • 2 colors can be knitted together at once - in this design, black and white were used together.

Materials:

Soft Flex Extreme - .024/Heavy (bright silver)
22 or 24 gauge non-tarnish Craft Wire
Gemstone beads
Centerpiece with large hole (focal bead)
Cones
Eye pins
2x3mm crimp tubes
Clasp
5 pin knitting spool
Regular crimping pliers
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers

Tips:
  • To finish, the end of the design can be knotted or crimped to an eye pin, pulled through a cone and then the eye pin was wire wrapped to the clasp.
  • She embellished the design by using a focal bead with a large hole that could slip over the top of the knitted wire.
  • The gemstone briolettes or drops are each individually attached to the wire using 22-24g wire.
For further information on knitting with beading wire, check out Show Your Colors or our Soft Flex Bracelet Projects booklet. Or, you can find video tutorials in our Tips and Tricks.

 
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1 fabulous thoughts ...

  1. Wow! I love that knitted jewelry! I've never seen that before. I have crocheted with wire, but this looks a little more structured somehow. I wanted to stop by and thank you for your comment on my blog at abeadaday. I've really enjoyed reading your blog and I can feel your positive energy, it definitely comes through. I think you must have the BEST JOB EVER!! I'm not jealous, just happy for you! (smile)...Would you mind if I placed a link to your blog on abeadaday? Thanks again!! - Lisa C.

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