Beads and Chains by CJ Brady

Beads and Chains

Crochet
May 2019
Thread ?
2.75 mm (C)
Any size
US
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Use your crochet skills to create a pretty bead crochet necklace!

You will need:
Nylon cord for beading
or silk cord with needle attached #5 or #6
or cotton crochet thread
Beads, gemstones, etc.

I’ve written this “recipe” for those that do not have beading or jewelry making experience. You do not need any specialty jewelry making tools to make these crocheted beaded necklaces, and the beads and supplies can be found in the jewelry section of your craft store.

I have included a simple closure technique using a 5-6 mm bead and a lobster clasp, as well as information about threads, cords and beads. If you want to go further, on your own, you can add a pendant, a tassel, or a two piece clasp.

Use brightly colored beads, neutrals, crystals, seed beads or natural gemstones. Add a lot of beads or just a few if you are a minimalist. And, you can experiment with how many chains you want to use to space your beads. You can do a bead with every chain or space them out with one or more chains.

Copyright CJ Brady Designs 2019