I took a wire crochet necklace making class last night (Oct 08), for two hours, at the Michaels Store in Mays Landing, NJ. My instructor was Rose. It was great! She had a lot of patience! I highly recommend taking a class every now and then to get inspired and learn new skills.
I bought copper wire; 26 gauge, a box of beads that were a mix of yellows, oranges and metallics, and a toggle closure kit. Then, I learned wire crochet for the very first time. The first strand took the longest. It has about 35 beads on it.
Then, I made 2 more strands, single crochet.
I twisted the first two strands together and then the third one around the others. Lastly, last night, I wrapped the toggle ends to the end of each end of the rope. We took a photo on a display bust.
My instructor, Rose took a photo of me last night. I am proud of my new creation!
Today, I finished it by making a charm on the loop end of the toggle. I had a an orphan oval hoop clip on earring, and a small resin globe with a mustard seed.
I wrapped the loop with a scrap piece of the copper wire from last night's class along with two spare beads, and attached the mustard seed charm. After that, I attached the charm to the loop end of the toggle.
Here it is, the finished necklace! Cost of the class: $10 (USD), and estimated cost of the supplies: $3 (USD). Of course, I paid a little more than that because I bought a set of beads and a huge spool of wire, and a bunch of toggles... Leftovers for more projects!
Thank you, Rose!