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Unique wire crochet jewelry with pearls, Swarovski crystals, and gemstones

Updated on February 12, 2014

Heather Weaver Jewelry Designs

My jewelry designs have grown out of my love for crochet and beading.  I have combined the two in a funky, innovative line of jewelry, using argentium silver wire and a variety of colorful beads, gemstones, and other components.  No two pieces are exactly the same.  In fact, it would be impossible to duplicate any specific piece, because of the malleable nature of these wonderful materials.

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Wire crochet bracelet with fire-polished glass beads

wire crochet bracelet
wire crochet bracelet

This sparkly bracelet features a beautiful, delicate wire crochet structure with fire-polished beads in shades of pale yellow and orange, like a winter sunrise.

Double strand multicolor tourmaline bracelet

Polished tourmaline chips dance along the crocheted silver loops in shades of pink, green, and amber. The colors range from pale to deep, portraying a playful palette on your wrist. Length is approximately 7.5 inches (average size). Bracelet is finished with sterling silver cones and a sterling lobster claw clasp.

Wire Crochet Jewelry

Combining very narrow wire with beads, to crochet unique jewelry designs. Crochet is usually associated with mittens, afghans, and doilies. Crocheting with wire is an interesting way to make jewelry, and often results in a slightly "messy" freeform design.

"Tofino" Bracelet - inspired by my honeymoon location

Named for a gorgeous location on Vancouver Island, this beautiful bracelet is crocheted using Argentium sterling silver, which contains the same percentage of silver as classic sterling, but is a less-tarnishing alloy. The result is beautifully brilliant, easy to wear, easy to care for jewelry. Polished amazonite beads in delicate shades of cloudy blue-green are woven into the silver work, mingling among the loops. The band of amazonite is wrapped gently with a strand of silver, accented with larger moss agate nuggets. This striking design evokes the cool Pacific water, misty old growth forests, and rocky shores of Tofino, British Columbia.

The bracelet is finished with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp. Length is 8 inches (large size).

Why I love wire crochet jewelry...

It's a fun way to combine my love of crochet with my love of beads and jewelrymaking! I love finding new applications for "old" techniques.

Peridot and Amethyst Necklace and Bracelet Set - this one is absolutely delicious

Crocheted silver wire, dripping with genuine peridot and amethyst. Necklace and bracelet set. I love the combination of purple and green stones. The deep purple and bright green shades are absolutely gorgeous when light shines through them.

A word about wire...

what is argentium silver?

I use argentium silver wire for most of my new designs. It is a newer alloy, which has the same percentage of silver as sterling (92.5%), but more germanium in the mix. I'm not a chemist or a metallurgist, but this particular blend of metals results in a very tarnish-resistant form of silver. So you get all the beauty of silver, without the work and worry over removing tarnish from sterling. I do still use sterling for some pieces, but as I use up my supply of sterling components, I will switch over to all argentium.

Hooks and wire and beads...

The size of your crochet hook depends on a couple of things, including your wire gauge and your own style. I've found it's most comfortable to use a non-painted stainless steel hook when working with wire. I make my stitches somewhat loose, to avoid pulling too tightly on delicate beads. Some materials can crack or break when being pulled through stitches, so be gentle.

Wire crochet resources from Amazon

Interested in learning more about crocheting with wire? Give these instructional books a try, for techniques and design ideas.

Are you a crocheter? Have you tried wire crochet? What do you think? Have any tips to share?

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      Heather Weaver 4 years ago from Colorado

      @Margaret Schindel: Thanks! I'm not a pro like you are, but it's fun for me, and I love learning new things. :-)

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Heather, your work is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      Wow -- these are really neat! They must take ages to make. (My bracelets never look that good!)

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      CanadaREVIEW 6 years ago

      Talent with creating unique works of art. Simply wonderful!

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      bosieboy 6 years ago

      Very nice lens - you have such talent. Squidlike from me.

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      Heather Weaver 6 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks so much, everybody!

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      FarmerTom 7 years ago

      Really lovely jewelry. You're quite talented.

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Cool bracelets! Blessed!

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      moonlitta 7 years ago

      These look so natural and alive, unlike the "usual" gold-and the like stuff...:)

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      UKGhostwriter 7 years ago

      Nice lens ... well done!

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      BestRatedStuff 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens, wonder info and gorgeous jewelry. will keep this to look at during the summer holidays

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      saraih26 7 years ago

      This is definitly very unique jewelry. I'm adding your lens to my lens roll. Thank you! You should teach!

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      Kitty Levee 7 years ago

      Beautiful!

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      Heather Weaver 7 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for your sweet comments!

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      pixelposy 7 years ago

      gorgeous designs!

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      kimbesa 7 years ago from USA

      Very pretty....thanks!

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      Rita-K 7 years ago

      Absolutely divine! Your work is gorgeous! Breath-taking!

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      VictoriaHolt 7 years ago

      Gasp...stunning jewelry. Very beautiful items. Thank you for sharing.

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      Gemfind 9 years ago

      Different models of jewelry is excellent. lovely jewelry lens.

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      Celtica 10 years ago

      Lovely, original jewelry; excellent photos - a 5 star mini-store lens!

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