It is so much fun to knit and crochet. Creating gifts for friends and family is a great joy. I love how I am able to give them something one hundred percent handmade. This knit necklace looks amazing.It is also a very easy introduction to wire knitting. It will allow you to create endless patterns for more wonderful wire jewelry. With some wire and loose beads here and there it is a great look. You can make the necklace as long or as short as you would like and add as many or as few beads as you want.
Materials Needed to Knit Your Wire Necklace
You can pick everything up at your local craft store. You will need just one spool, 24 yards in length, of 28 gauge craft wire. This will be plenty of craft wire to create one necklace, or possibly two. You will also need one pair of size seven knitting needles. You will also need a collection of small beads. Experiment with this and use whatever beads to your liking. Any small beads will do. I used small rounded beads, seed beads, and some small stones with pin sized holes. You will also need either a set of strong scissors, or wire cutters.
How to Knit a Fashionable Wire Necklace
First, string a few beads onto your wire. You can start out with a certain number of beads or just take a guess and string on a bunch of them. Next, cast on two stitches. Knit these stitches, and every once in a while slip a bead between these stitches as you work. You are able to use more than one bead in the same row if this is to your liking. Space the beads evenly along the neckace, or quite randomly depending on your desired finished look. Continue until the necklace is as long as you’d like it. Cut the end of the wire, leaving a couple of inches to spare. Slide the stitches off of the needle. Last, weave the end through both the stitch and the cast on edge, creating a loop. Cut any excess wire off for the finished look.
Creating the Desired Size of Your Fashionable Wire Necklace
You can make your necklace any length that you wish. The one I have created, I have decided to make it 40 inches long. The idea I had while designing it was to make it long enough to loop around your neck twice. This creates a layering style. Once again, I have created a great fashionable gift. I am able to pass these out amongst loved ones. It’s a wonderful thing to spoil your friends and family with unique handmade gifts. Wire jewelry is very modern. The perfect gift of today.