Spring wires and crocheting with beads



These bracelets are made from crochet cotton thread, beads and spring wire.

These bracelets are made from crochet cotton thread, beads and spring wire.

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.

This green choker is a variation of the pattern.

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!

Explore spring wire and crochet, for jewelry like bracelets, anklets or chokers, as well as items for the home.

Explore spring wire and crochet, for jewelry like bracelets, anklets or chokers, as well as items for the home.

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.

Experiment with thread, beads and wires. Laura of Ravelry suggests playing with a slinky too!

Experiment with thread, beads and wires. Laura of Ravelry suggests playing with a slinky too!

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
Yarn:
Crochet cotton thread size 8 or 10.
Brown for the rustic version; white with gold glitter for the glitter version.

Notions:
Rustic 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).

Glitter version:
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).

Hooks:
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.

3 thoughts on “Spring wires and crocheting with beads”

  1. Hi!
    I discovered by chance of your website. I am really very much fascinated of your creations. I hope I will be able to teach and share your designs with the underprivileged special girls of Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation. God Bless!

    1. Thanks, Gloria! I am based in Bohol but I was born and raised in Manila so I am aware of the conditions of people there, especially the poor. Here in our rural barangay it is a bit different, but in my own way, yes, I am seeing through how crafting is relevant to lives of our friends and neighbours here. However, we are more involved in the other “crafts” with folks here, though, such as cooking and planting.

      Nonetheless, through this website I do share various design ideas that TNK and others can take advantage of. Contact me anytime should you have any questions about any of the projects on Crochetology! :)

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