Accessories made of beads are always at the peak of popularity. These small glass beads, in various combinations woven into strands, attract special attention. Therefore, many needlewomen want to learn how to knit a beaded crochet harness. Master class will help to cope with this intricate art.
Features beaded harnesses
The most famous and ancient beaded jewelry is a harness. It can be an independent decoration, for example, a bracelet, a necklace, or it can be woven under a pendant or as an element of earrings. These products were widely distributed in ancient Egypt - it was not for nothing that the famous Cleopatra was always depicted with an exquisite beaded cord around her neck. In fact, a cord is a hollow cord of single-colored or multi-colored beads of the same or different size, woven by special techniques (crocheting or using a needle) and patterns. If you use a hook, then all models will differ only in pattern, and the shape will be the same - cylindrical.
Specificity of crochet knitting
Before embarking a bundle, you need to:
- decide on the pattern that you want to embody. From this will depend on the length and thickness of the product, and hence the amount of beads required for the harness;
- calculate the number of beads as follows: the length of the finished lace is multiplied by the number of thickness beads (for example, for a length of 50 cm and a width of 8 beads, 400 glass beads are needed);
- choose the appropriate thickness of the thread and already under the thread to pick up the hook.
The complexity of beadwork with the help of a hook is that the knitting is quite tight because there are no nakida that make the process airy and free. However, having mastered the master class of crochet bead crochet, you will not remain indifferent to this lesson.
Tips for choosing the thread and hook
If the threads and the hook are matched to the beads correctly, then it is easy to make a knitted bead bundle - a master class of any needlewoman will confirm this. So, when choosing threads we consider:
- thickness (the thinner the better);
- texture (only synthetics or cotton iris);
- color (better when the thread of the same shade as the beads).
To choose the right hook, you should take into account the same principle as with the thickness of the thread: it is better to take a thin one. Knitting tools № 0,5-№1,6 are recommended for beads.
Secrets of the beautiful weaving of harnesses
To make the harnesses beautiful and neat, some nuances should be taken into account when working with beads:
- the working surface should be covered with a piece of fabric of color contrasting with beads - so the beads will not get lost;
- if you have chosen a complex scheme, arm yourself with a pencil and cross out the rows you have passed;
- check the quality of the beads - defective material will reduce your work to nothing;
- stringing beads is better done with a needle, not with your fingers, so there is less risk of losing the beads;
- if you use very thin threads, they can be strengthened by passing a piece of beeswax through it;
- in the process of weaving, make sure that the hook is in front of the bead on top, and the thread on top in front of the product - then the beads will fit snugly together.
How to tie a plain harness?
If you are just starting to learn how to create crochet bead harnesses, the master class, schemes are better to choose for plain models.
To work will require:
- large beads (about 40 g per 20 cm of rope);
- hook number 1.5;
- thin strings of iris;
- needle for beads;
- Cut the thread length of 2-2.5 m.
- String beads, strengthening the end of the thread knot.
- We knit a column with air loops (the number of loops is the width of the rope), after each loop we seize a bead.
- Close the ring.
- We knit semi-columns, attracting 1 bead each.
- The loops should be the same, and make the same number of beads for each row so that there is no distortion.
- We finish the product as with standard crochet - we tighten the loop and hide the end inside the harness.
- Fasten the fastener or sew to the finished product.
Knit forked harness
Fans of the original forms will certainly appreciate the availability of the forked harness scheme.
We will need:
- beads (can be two-color) - 50 g;
- thin strings of iris;
- hook number 1.5-1.6;
- Cut the thread length of about 2.5 m.
- Stringing beads and knitting to the place of bifurcation in the usual way: under each loop we pull up on the bead, draw a pattern in a circle.
- In the place of necessary splitting, we knit a series of air loops and draw them to the opposite side through the center.
- We continue knitting in the same way, but now for 2 parts.
- To reunite the product in 1 bundle, knit the adjoining parts of the branches together, combining the loops.
- We complete the work by tightening the loop and stitching or gluing the fastener.
It is not so difficult to tie a crochet bead harness - the master class only has to be chosen. And it is better to start with simple models, experimenting with the form, and then proceed to complex schemes with alternating several colors. In this case, beadwork will bring a lot of pleasure not only from the result, but also from the very process of creating exclusive jewelry.