Crocheting with Wire

Crochet LaRosa BraceletThe pattern for this bracelet came from Yoola on Etsy if your interested.

I have enjoyed crocheting all my life, with only yarn and thread. So crocheting with wire was difficult for me. So I figured it had to be hard for other people also.

I’ve never seen anything interesting in crocheted jewelry until I seen this bracelet. It was new, I liked it and it was going to be a challenge.
I can’t tell you how many spools of craft wire I went thru before I figured out what not to do.
First: I used my old crochet hooks. Second I used craft wire from a store (cheap). I made several pieces and it was a struggle, I kept buying more wire and still wrestled with every stitch. I finally purchase an all steel metal hook. I found Artist wire is the only wire that will easy except the hook without any problems. Gold-filled, argentium and fine silver wire are still a problem but not as bad. I used a jewelry cloth with renaissance wax to clean the hook often and that helped more than anything else.

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