A prospective student for my Earn Your Stripes bead crochet class on April 16, 2016 asked me about the difference between the slip stitch crochet bead that she knew and the single crochet that I would be teaching. Here is the answer for anyone else that isn't sure.
Slip Stitch Bead Crochet
This is the method that most people in the U.S. learn to make bead crochet ropes. With this technique, your hook goes under the thread that goes through the hole of the bead; this changes the position of the bead so that the hole goes from horizontal to vertical. You can see how the beads sit in the photo below of my beginner slip stitch pendant project.
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|Example of how to incorporate a bead crochet tube into a necklace|
I was obsessed with exploring stripe patterns for my upcoming bead crochet class. Now that I have some samples finished, here is the information:
EARN YOUR STRIPES: INTRODUCTION TO TUBULAR SINGLE CROCHET WITH BEADS
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2014
Location: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, New York
Here is your chance to learn single crochet with beads, the bead crochet technique used in my snake jewelry and the multi-patterned necklaces by talented German designers like Brigitte Ilander.
I know that bead crochet seems challenging so I have made this class as easy as possible. Both projects will use size 8 seed beads and stripe patterns that allow you to tell where you need to crochet the next bead. You will also use white or light-colored thread.
First, we will start with a larger than usual tube so that you can see what you are doing and understand the construction of the crochet . You will turn this larger tube into a cute mini purse that can be used as a decoration or key chain.
|Bead crochet mini purses|
|Another example of how to incorporate your bead crochet tube into a necklace|
Previous crochet experience is required; we will be using the chain stitch and single crochet (double crochet in Europe) stitch. You don't need to be an expert, but you don't want to be learning crochet and adding beads at the same time.
|Bead crochet tubes with stone and glass beads on memory wire|
To register for the class visit Workshops.