Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Crocheting. This multi-strand crochet necklace is one of my most successful styles.
Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace
by Lori Cranson
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Crocheting
  • Skill Level: Beginner
This multi-strand crochet necklace is one of my most successful styles. I create them in various combinations and each one looks unique. In this combination of carnelian, blue lace agate and Biwa freshwater pearls. When I purchased these stones I did so with this design in mind. You can create this style with almost any interesting shape stones just be sure not to make it too heavy.

Materials

28 Gauge Round Silver Plated Silver Copper Craft Wire - 120 ft
H17-I28-120FT
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silver end cones
  • Lesson Quantity: 2.00 pieces
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Sterling Silver S Hook Clasp 17mm - Pack of 1
K3-145
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  • Price: $2.90
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Sterling Silver Jump Ring Open (.035) 19ga. 8mm - Pack of 10
K11-31
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beads and pearls
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Tools

Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
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Round Nose Wire Pliers
G2-507
  • G2-507
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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Instructions
Step 1
Pre-string the first strand of beads onto the wire, working directly on the spool of wire. I am using 21 per strand.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 2
Create a loop on the wire, after the strung beads, about 4 inches from the end.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 3
Crochet one chain stitch plain, with no bead, then one with the first bead, capturing it in the stitch.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 4
Continue this pattern until you have all the beads on this strand crocheted. Leave a 4" tail and cut the wire from the spool.

Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 5
Repeat steps 1-4 until you have the desired number of strands. I always go with an odd number, usually 5, but sometimes 3 or 7.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 6
Gather your strands together twisting all the tails the end of each strand.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 7
Make a loop with the bundled wire and wrap the tails securely.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 8
Cut two 2 inch pieces of 20 gauge wire and loop it through the bundled wires. Slide on a cone and make a wrapped loop. Repeat on the other side.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace
Step 9
Attach the loops to an extension chain or directly to a clasp.
Lori Cranson's Fire and Ice Crocheted Necklace - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Crocheting, crocheted mulit-strand necklace