I found old stocks of spring wire while cleaning up at my mom’s house. I can’t remember exactly when I bought them but they must be 10-15 or maybe even 20 years ago. Spring wire bracelets were the rave in the 90′s and almost all that I’ve seen of them were strung with beads, none were crocheted. It’s lucky I found these wires and especially now that I’ve just revived my love for crochet.
I hope this project inspires you to work with spring wire, which can be used as bracelets, chokers and anklets. Use other crochet and bead crochet techniques – these are just starting projects – there are many many other possibilities!This project assumes that you have experience crocheting with beads and wire. The Rustic Version of the bracelet is easier than the Glitter Version so you may wish to try the Rustic Version first.
You will need the following materials:
Spring wire, 21 inches
(Similar to this spring wire which is made of rigid steel that holds its shape so it wraps around your arm by itself)
Round nose pliers
Crochet cotton thread size 8 or 10.
Brown for the rustic version; white with gold glitter for the glitter version.
Wood beads, 0.75cm (with adequate size hole to fit the spring wire), 6 in orange color, 6 in natural wood (if you are using 24” spring wire, you will need 7 orange color beads and 7 natural color beads).
Purple and white drop glass beads, 1cm at the longest side (with adequate size hole to fit the spring wire), 12 pcs
Iridescent glass seed beads, 4mm (with adequate size hole to fit the spring wire), 24 pcs
(If you are using 24” spring wire, you will need 14 pcs drop glass beads and 28 pcs seed beads).
Steel crochet hook size 6 (1mm)
Gauge: Gauge is not important in this project.
Terminology: Pattern is written using US crochet terminology (there is a conversion chart in the pattern PDF)
You can download the free PDF pattern for the Spring Wire Crochet Bracelet here.