What are they made of?
These beads are natural and are made by covering wood beads with crochet thread. Wood beads I use for them are unfinished - they don't have any varnish, they are no dyed or otherwise modified - it's just pure wood shape with drilled hole. Of course, I don;t make them myself, although I have idea of getting small turner's bench and making them myself. But it's just dream for now.
|Wood beads I use for making crocheted beads - |
You can find them in my shop also :)
But let's return to the beads. I cover these beads with crochet thread - I use 100% cotton thread, also natural material. I started with few colour choices, and now I can offer more than 60 different colours. But those beads can be made also with different type yarns - linen or wool, if You want something natural, or acrylic, if You have allergies to natural yarns.
|These are 22 mm crocheted beads (cotton thread)|
|And these are 22 mm beads made with acrylic yarn.|
How large are they?
I have different size beads - starting from tiny ones (~11-12 mm) up to 32 mm large ones.
|Tiny crocheted beads - 12 mm|
|And large ones - 27 mm|
Where can they be used?
Crocheted beads are wonderful source for different jewelry projects.
Most popular is teething or nursing necklaces - if You are Mom, You definitely know, how hard it is to wear any jewelry, when You are with baby - they love to touch everything, chew everything, play with everything. So nursing necklaces are great accessories for Moms - they looks wonderful and are safe for babies to chew, to play with - also they are easy to clean. And they are made of.... You are absolutely right - they are made of crocheted beads and plain wood beads.
|Crocheted nursing necklace. |
Larger beads are 27 mm, smaller 20 mm. Size of uncovered beads are 20 mm and 18 mm.
Length of the cord is ~ 1 yard (90 cm). It is also crocheted cotton cord.
But, of course, these crocheted beads can be used also in other jewelry pieces - simple earrings will add special touch to Your look, bracelet will look very cool, too. Or necklace... By the way, hre is my favorite - I made it for sale, look at it... and made one more - for myself :)
|My favorite necklace :)|
Where can You get them?
Well, You can make them Yourself - there are plenty of videos on Youtube with tutorials, how to make them (o.k., I just checked - there are not plenty of them, but still You can find something useful there :) ). Also there can written tutorials and photo tutorials - just google...
Or You can send me a note and I can make them for You! (yes, I know this was shameless self promotion :) ).
So, if You've decided, that You want some cute crocheted beads, You can do one of the following:
A) visit my shop www.kikamoracrafts.etsy.com - look at everything I have and make order! Special offer to those, who have found this post and read it :) Here is coupon code for You - BEADS7 ! All September You can get 7% discount on Your purchases (and it does include everything I have in shop), if it's larger than 15$.
B) send me a note to sales @ kikamoracrafts. com (when sending me e-mail, take out all empty spaces in address) with Your wishes.
Here are colours You can choose: