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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

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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

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■ 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.

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$19.95 US ■ $25.95 CAN

ESTHER ZADOCK


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ISBN-13: 978-1-936096-07-7 Library of Congress Control Number: 2010921211

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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 2½"/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

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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


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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


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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


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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. Don’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


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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

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Gold and Silver Stretch Bracelet, pages 24–26, 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!


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