Creative Crochet Jewelry
Sixth and Spring Books
CROCHET JEWELRY COVER REVISED.:Layout 1 4/29/10 5:07 PM Page 1 CRAFTS JEWELRY ■ CROCHET THREAD AND BEADS INTO GORGEOUS CONTINUED FROM FRONT FLAP Once you master the basic techniques, which are thoroughly explained within, you’ll be well on your way to crocheting a wardrobe’s worth of jewelry, from showstopping stand-alone pieces to beautiful coordinating ensembles. CREATIVE CROCHET JEWELRY makes it easy to create stunning jewelry with simple crochet techniques. With the help of detailed step-by-step instructions, you’ll turn basic wire, thread and beads into pieces that just Creative Crochet Jewelry look expensive. From quick more challenging designs for experienced crocheters, the 30+ baubles here will surely turn heads...and turn you into a crochet jewelry ■ Funky beaded cluster rings ■ Evening-ready earrings, from embellished hoops to elegant studs CONTINUED ON BACK FLAP $19.95 US ■ $25.95 CAN 51995 9 781936 096077 sixth&spring books sixthandspringbooks.com MANUFACTURED IN CHINA Crochet is quickly becoming one of the most popular jewelrymaking methods, and it’s easy to see why. Using just a crochet hook, basic stitches and simple materials, crocheters can quickly and inexpensively craft gorgeous jewelry to suit any occasion. In CREATIVE CROCHET JEWELRY, crochet innovator and jewelry artist Esther Zadock stitches together crystal beads, gold-filled wire, metallic yarns, colorful ribbons and more to fashion unique and imaginative pieces crocheters and jewelrymakers of all styles and skill levels will love. The step-by-step projects include: ■ Chic multistrand necklaces connoisseur! ISBN 978-1936096077 CrochetJewelry ■ Stately golden bangles and collars projects perfect for beginners to ESTHER ZADOCK ■ ABOUT THE AUTHOR Esther Zadock learned to crochet as a young girl, and her artistic vision led her to create the elegant jewelry that is the inspiration for this book. Her work, which combines classic techniques with modern materials, has been sold worldwide and has been featured in numerous craft shows and museum exhibitions. She lives with her family in Israel. CROCHET JEWELRY Creative Crochet Jewelry TRANSFORM WIRE, Creative $19.95 US ■ $25.95 CAN ESTHER ZADOCK Copyright © 2010 by Sixth&Spring Books 161 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013 sixthandspringbooks.com All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher. Produced for Sixth&Spring Books by Penn Publishing Ltd. www.penn.co.il Editor: Shoshana Brickman Technical editors: Rita Greenfeder, Tamara Bostwick Design and layout: Michal & Dekel Photographer: Roee Feinburg Stylist: Roni Chen Makeup artist: Perry Halfon ISBN-13: 978-1-936096-07-7 Library of Congress Control Number: 2010921211 Manufactured in China 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 First Edition Creative Crochet Jewelry By Esther Zadok Contents Choreographing Crochet Jewelry 6 Cluster of Grapes Necklace 65 Glamour Necklace 68 Essentials 7 Giant Flower Necklace and Pendant 73 Crochet Abbreviations and Terms 7 Five Fingers Necklace 77 Skill Levels 7 Drop Fountain Necklace 80 Materials 8 Elemental Chain 83 Stitches 13 Golden Daisy Necklace 86 Basic Techniques 18 Collected Treasures Necklace 89 Special Techniques 21 Tips 23 Earrings 92 Turquoise Hoop Earrings 92 Bracelets and Bangles 24 Dazzling Blue Zircon Earrings 95 Gold and Silver Stretch Bracelet 24 Twinkling Star Earrings 98 Golden Daisy Bracelet 27 Cream Cluster Earrings 101 Regal Trimming Bangle 30 Rounded Golden Earrings 104 Classic Gold Bangle 33 Web Mandalas 107 Vibrant Rainbow Bangle 36 Clustered Amber Earrings 110 Evening at the Opera Bangle 39 Golden Daisy Earrings 113 Pearls on Ice Bracelet 43 Dazzling Blue Zircon Bangle 46 Rings 116 Scrumptiously Scarlet Bracelet 49 Sunburst Ring 116 Harvest Beads Bangle 52 Gemstone Solitaire 119 Crocheted Flower Cuff 55 Teardrop Cluster Ring 122 Mixed Metals Medley Ring 125 Necklaces 58 Shimmering Cascade Necklace 58 Index 128 Regal Emerald-Style Necklace 61 Acknowledgments 128 essentials Crochet abbreviations and terms approx approximately hdc half double crochet sl st slip stitch bch beaded chain stitch m meter st(s) stitch(es) bdc beaded double crochet mm millimeter tog together beg beginning prev previous tr triple crochet bhdc beaded half double crochet rem remaining tr-cl triple crochet cluster bsc beaded single crochet stitch rep repeat WS wrong side ch chain stitch rnd round yo yarn over cm centimeter roll st roll stitch yd yard cont continue RS right side *(**) repeat instructions following the dc-cl double crochet cluster sc single crochet * (**) as many times as written Skill levels iiii Beginner These projects are for first-time crocheters and use basic stitches. iiii Easy These projects using basic stitches, but take a bit more time and require a bit more experience. iiii Intermediate These projects use a variety of techniques. iiii Experienced These projects use a greater variety of stitches and techniques and more complex finishings. Essentials 7 Harvest Beads Bangle This beaded bangle features crochet stitches and lots of beads, but the beads are glued rather than crocheted on. The base is a brass cuff bracelet. The sides are edged with crocheted gold thread, and the colorful center is made by gluing on hundreds of colorful seed beads. I used leftover beads collected from old projects; if you have a color scheme in mind, select beads to match. Experience Level iiii Finished Measurements Circumference: 7"/18cm; Width: About 2Â˝"/6.4cm Materials & Tools Intermediate - Gold metallic thread, approx 22yd/20m - Approx 100 grams seed beads, various sizes and colors - Steel crochet hook, U.S. size 6 (1.8mm) - Multipurpose glue - Brass cuff bracelet base, 2"/5cm x 7"/18cm - Clothespins (optional) - Scissors - Clear nail polish 52 Creative Crochet Jewelry Bracelets and Bangles 53 Regal Emerald-Style Necklace The seed beads that hang loosely from several thin crocheted chains give this necklace a sense of motion and elegance. It is perfect for wearing with a low V-neck collar and dresses up any outfit, day or night. Experience Level iiii Finished Measurements Length: 19"/48cm Materials & Tools Intermediate - Gold metallic thread, approx 11yd/10m - 290 transparent green seed beads, size 8째 - Gold-plated T clasp - Steel crochet hook, U.S. size 6 (1.8mm) - Scissors - Multipurpose glue Necklaces 61 62 Creative Crochet Jewelry Giant Flower Necklace and Pendant Make a statement with this eye-catching, multi-layered crocheted pendant. The flower is striking, with its bold size and sparkling Swarovski crystal set in the center. A sturdy brass ring is glued inside the flower, giving it enough weight to hang from the long crocheted necklace. Experience Level iiii Finished Measurements Chain length: 22"/56cm; Pendant length: 4"/10cm Materials & Tools Experienced - Gold metallic thread, approx 33yd/30m - 1 brown oval flat-back Swarovski crystal, 18 x 13mm - 1 brass hoop, 2"/5cm diameter - Multipurpose glue - Steel crochet hook, U.S. size 6 (1.8mm) - Gold-plated T clasp - Scissors Necklaces 73 74 Creative Crochet Jewelry Collected Treasures Necklace It’s hard to believe, but this elegant necklace is comprised of leftover beads from my bead box. The result is a long, exquisite piece made of five strands of crocheted bead chains. Like the Five Fingers Necklace (pages 77–79), this one also has five chains representing the five members of my family—each one beautiful individually and magnificent when connected. Experience Level iiii Finished Measurements Length: 45"/114cm Materials & Tools Easy - Gold metallic thread, approx 22yd/20m - Approx 250 seed beads, various colors, size 6° - Approx 250 fire-polished crystal beads, various colors, 4mm and 6mm - Gold-plated 5-strand box clasp - Steel crochet hook, U.S. size 6 (1.8mm) - Scissors - Multipurpose glue Necklaces 89 90 Creative Crochet Jewelry Web mandalas These classic earrings are crocheted with gold-filled wire, creating a playful yet elegant look that reminds me of a mandala. Though the pattern is quite easy, working with wire takes a fair amount of skill and experience. Donâ€™t worry about making the circles perfectly round. In life, after all, not all circles are perfect. Experience Level iiii Finished Measurements Diameter: 2"/5cm Materials & Tools Intermediate - Dead-soft gold-filled wire, 28 gauge (0.3mm), approx 16yd/15m - 1 pair gold-plated ear wires - Steel crochet hook, U.S. size 6 (1.8mm) - Wire cutters - Small hammer - Pliers Earrings 107 108 Creative Crochet Jewelry Rings Sunburst Ring This easy-to-make ring is an excellent way of using leftover beads from other projects. It’s subtle enough to wear to the office but lovely enough to accompany evening wear. Experience Level iiii Beginner Finished Measurements Circumference: 2½"/6.4cm Materials & Tools - Gold metallic thread, approx 2yd/1.8m - 30 gold seed beads, size 6° - Gold-plated adjustable ring shank - Steel crochet hook, U.S. size 5 (1.9mm) - Scissors - Multipurpose glue 116 Creative Crochet Jewelry Gold and Silver Stretch Bracelet, pages 24â€“26, and Sunburst Ring. Rings 117 Index Acknowledgments Bracelets and Bangles 24–57 To my mother, who put the crochet hook in my Classic Gold Bangle 33 Cluster of Grapes Necklace 65 Clustered Amber Earrings 110 Collected Treasures Necklace 89 Cream Cluster Earrings 101 Crochet Abbreviations and Terms 7 Crocheted Flower Cuff 55 hand. She and my father have inspired and Dazzling Blue Zircon Bangle 46 Dazzling Blue Zircon Earrings 95 Drop Fountain Necklace 80 turn my work into words so pleasantly. To Orit Earrings 92–115 Elemental Chain 83 Evening at the Opera Bangle 39 Five Fingers Necklace 77 Gemstone Solitaire 119 Giant Flower Necklace and Pendant 73 Glamour Necklace 68 Gold and Silver Stretch Bracelet 24 Golden Daisy Bracelet 27 Golden Daisy Earrings 113 Golden Daisy Necklace 86 Harvest Beads Bangle 52 Mixed Metals Medley Ring 125 Necklaces 58–91 supported me every step in my life. Thank you! To Rachel and Elan Penn, who turned my jewelry into a book. To Shoshana Brickman, who helped Razily, the first believer, and the woman who gave the first hand and stage for my jewelry in Israel. To Aviva Ben-Sira, who gives an honorable stage for my jewelry at the Erez Israel Museum. To Gili Golan, who introduced my jewelry overseas, and who inspires me with her professional eye and wide knowledge of art and jewelry. To Lily and David Baron, my dear friends, who have helped my jewelry be exposed in Israel and overseas. To Sharon, my dear friend, who shows me the rainbow whenever it’s raining. Thanks to Talia, who looks into my eyes and strengthens my soul. To Tammy, who saw my jewelry born, and believed. To Sigal, my Pearls on Ice Bracelet 43 friend from dancing days. Thank you for opening Regal Emerald-Style Necklace 61 Regal Trimming Bangle 30 Rings 116–127 Rounded Golden Earrings 104 your heart whenever needed. To Anita, who Scrumptiously Scarlet Bracelet 49 Shimmering Cascade Necklace 58 Skill Levels 7 Special Techniques 21 Stitches 13 Sunburst Ring 116 Seeing you wear my handmade jewelry is what Teardrop Cluster Ring 122 Tips 23 Turquoise Hoop Earrings 92 Twinkling Star Earrings 98 Vibrant Rainbow Bangle 36 Web Mandalas 107 threads my beads with love. A special thanks to every client who has bought my jewelry. continues my passion to create. And finally, to my private jewel box: Thanks to my three diamonds, Noam, Yael and Avigail, and to my dear husband, friend and partner, Arnon, the man who dances, sings and loves us all!