Great Tips for Bead Crochet

Combining the sparkle of beads with the beauty of crochet, beaded crochet is a fabulous technique for crocheters and beaders alike. If you are new to bead crochet, there are a few tips that can make your experience easier and more enjoyable. Crochet expert Judith Bertoglio-Griffin visited the Beading Daily community to share some of her best tips and tricks. Here is a sample of what she shared, and for a beautiful bead crochet project, check out Wire & Bead Crochet Jewelry Patterns: Free Crochet Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings Designs. — Toni

Tips for Bead Crochet

For me, stringing beads is the most boring job in bead crochet! But there are ways to make it easier, or at least, to take the pain out of stringing beads before you start your bead crochet project.

Stringing Beads for Bead Crochet

If you aren't doing a pattern in your bead crochet, a bead spinner is the only way to go. It will work with different size seed beads, like you'd find in a nice cup of bead soup, and it'll do the job quickly. It's great for bead crochet with wire, as well. 

For any pattern work in bead crochet where you have to count the beads, a short big eye needle or a twisted wire needle works well with seed beads in size 11o and larger. If you're using smaller beads, like size 15o seed beads, Tulip now offers large-eye, twisted wire needles that are perfect for the job of stringing beads onto your crochet thread. Read more . . .

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