Pretty Tangle Necklace N2

Another tutorial for a wire crocheted jewelry designed by Naz Garces and XQDesigns. Naz Garces used white round glass beads which gave the necklace a formal look, with the white color really standing out. You too can create this beautiful necklace and choosing the right colors of beads, you can create a different mood for your necklace. Just with knowledge of basic crochet chain stitch, though at first it may seem the wires are tangled, but wearing it on your neck it will look “Pretty Tangled”. The tutorial is catered to beginner or anyone who loves to learn this basic weave.  It has in-depth instructions and ultra-clear, close-up photos at each step. Additionally, you can ask me question you have on the tutorial. No more getting stuck and frustrated on a confusing or just plain inaccurate pattern.

Pre-requisite for this lesson: You should have basic knowledge of crocheting and basic wire jewelry making. It has in-depth instructions and ultra-clear, close-up photos at each step. No more getting stuck and frustrated on a confusing or just plain inaccurate pattern.
Level: Intermediate

 
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Materials Needed:
18 pcs 10mm white round glass beads
24-26 gauge beading wire
1 pcs 4mm assorted seed beads
1 jump ring
1 lobster claw lock
Tools Needed:
Round nose pliers
Flat nose pliers/bent nose pliers (optional)
Wire cutter
Crochet needle size 5/6
Step 1: Applicable for strands 1 and 2.
Stringing directly  from the spool, for strand 1, secure 6 white glass beads 
and 26 assorted seed beads. Pre-string   the initial 3 
assorted seed beads then string 1 glass bead followed by 
4 assorted seed beads. Repeat the pattern of 4 seed beads 
in between the glass beads, until you reach the 6th bead. 
Then string the last 3 assorted seed beads. Slide these 
pre-stringed beads or let it freely slide a few inches away from 
the tip of the wire..
 
Step 2:
From the tip of the wire . Leave 3 inches of tail.
 
 
Step 3:
Make a loop then crochet 18 blank stitches like shown in this picture.
 
Step 4:
After crocheting 18 blank stitches, following the pattern below, 
start crocheting the cluster of seed  beads followed by a blank stitch. 
Then crochet with the glass bead followed by another blank stitch. 
Repeat the pattern of stitches until you reach the last glass bead. 
Leave a blank stitch then crochet the last 3 seed beads in.
Pattern of stitches:  
1 Glass beads-> blank stitch-> 4 seed beads-> blank stitch->1 glass bead...
 
 
Step 5:
After your last 3 seed beads, crochet 18 blank stitches then leave 
3 inches of tail before you cut the wire with a wire cutter. 
You have now created your 1st strand. Repeat Steps 1 to 5 to 
create your 2nd strand.
Step 6: Crocheting the 3rd strand
Pre-string 7 assorted seed beads followed by 1 glass bead. 
Then string 5 assorted seed beads in between glass beads. 
Keep stringing 5 seed beads followed by 1 glass bead until 
you reach your last glass bead then string 7 seed beads to 
match the other end. 
Note: There should be 5 clusters with 5 seed beads strung in
between 6 glass beads, with both ends having 7 seed beads 
like shown in this picture.
 
Step 7:
Starting from the tip of the wire , leave 3 inches tail and then crochet 16 blank stitches. 
 

Step 8:
Crochet in 3 seed beads followed by a blank stitch. 
Then crochet 4 seed beads followed again by a blank stitch.
Starting from your glass bead follow the pattern of stitches:  
1 glass bead -> blank stitch -> 5 seed beads -> blank stitch -> 1 glass bead...
When you reach your last glass bead, create a blank stitch then 
crochet 4 seed beads followed by a blank stitch. Then crochet in 
your last 3 seed beads. 
You should be able to make clusters of 5 seed beads in between 
6 glass beads separated by blank stitches.
 
Step 9:
After crocheting your last 3 seed beads, crochet 16 blank 
stitches and leave a 3 inches tail before cutting your wire.

You have now created your 3rd strand.
 
Step 10:
Now you’re ready to merge the strands and create a necklace. 
Join the 3 strands and twist the tails together forming a rope.
 
Braid the 3 strands until you reach the end of the crocheted 
parts and twist the 3 inches tail as you did at the beginning.
 
Step 11:
Create a small loop. Wrap the excess wire 3 to 4 times at the
base using round nose pliers and flat nose pliers. 
Cut excess wire with cutter and smoothen using flat nose pliers.
 
Step 12:
Attach a jump ring together with a lobster claw lock into the 
loop of the necklace. Close jump ring using round nose pliers 
and bent nose pliers.
 
Step 13:
Do another loop at the other end of the wire. This loop will 
serve as the “ring” for the lobster claw to lock in. Wrap excess 
wire at the base just like you did the other end.  Cut excess 
wire and smoothen edges with flat nose pliers.
 
You have now completed the Pretty Tangled Necklace. Hope you like it!
If you have any feedback or query about the tutorial, 
please contact me at diyjewelryclub@gmail.com
Please do not distribute, copy or lend. 
Do not mass produce.