Another Bead Crochet Experiment

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Another bead crochet experiment, this time with C-lon cord and a hank of variegated turquoise and brown size 8 beads I purchased during my trip to Michigan last month. I don’t think you’re supposed to see that much of the cord but I loosened my crocheting up because it was getting so tight that I could hardly get the hook (size 2.25mm) in the stitch. Do any of you bead crocheters experience that? I think it’s going to be a matter of practice to get the right tension. This cord is pretty stiff so maybe that was part of the challenge for me, too. This piece is a little over 4 inches long so too short for a bracelet but I could use it for part of a necklace.

I have a color challenge for myself based on a post I read at Morwyn’s AnotherCountry Beadworks blog. She invited her readers to pick 3 or 4 numbers between 1-50. Then you click on a link to a list of numbers that had a color associated with each number. I love lists and anything to do with color so I had a lot of fun doing this. My colors are turquoise, fuschia, Paynes gray and copper. Paynes gray is a dark bluish gray.

What a great exercise to get beyond your usual color choices. So, today I am gathering components to make a necklace with these colors. Thanks for the inspiration, Morwyn!

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8 comments on “Another Bead Crochet Experiment

  1. I love the colors of those beads!

  2. Acey says:

    the beads are wonderful.

  3. artandtea says:

    Aren’t they great? It’s always exciting to make a good bead find! -Karen

  4. This is so pretty. I love the look of the cord showing through.

  5. Dora says:

    Very pretty beads, Karen ! I too like the cord showing through. I don’t do bead crochet, but made a herringbone rope with a contrasting thread and really liked the effect. The dark thread really made the herringbone pattern show up. Thanks for the link to the color challenge. My numbers turned out to be brick red, ivory, burnt umber, and teal. I think I will use them in a polymer clay creation…

  6. artandtea says:

    Thanks Susan! At first, I didn’t know if I liked that effect but I think the color of the cord enhances the variegation of the beads.

    Thanks Dora! Oooooo, those colors are going to be beautiful together. I can’t wait to see what you create. I’ve been working on some components for my color challenge reation and hope to post some photos soon.

    -Karen

  7. Linda Carris says:

    The turquoise/brown beads and C-lon cord is very pretty; however, I think the cord is a bit stiff for a lot of projects, too. Try Tuff Cord sz 2 and 3 for sz 8 and smaller seed beads from the website store.jewelsinfiber.com. This website will show size comparisons for various cords. Caravan Beads carries it, too, but not in many colors and sizes. Good Luck!!
    Linda

  8. artandtea says:

    Thanks Linda for stopping by and sharing your knowledge about various cords for bead crochet!
    -Karen

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