A pearl necklace is a chic, timeless accessory. I can’t imagine that a pearl necklace would ever go out of style.
Beaded Crochet Necklace With Freshwater Pearls
While I do love classic Coco-Chanel-ish pearls, the perfectly round white variety that looks killer with a fab fifties-style angora sweater, I love the look of gorgeous, shimmery, shiny freshwater pearls even more. To me, there’s something so unique and intriguing about each little pearl. To crochet with them…ah, my idea of perfect bliss. It’s delightful to watch each tiny pearl slip past my crochet hook in succession, while the necklace takes shape in my hands. And then, soon enough, comes the best part: getting to wear my creation.
I often wear neutrals, as pictured, and rosy-brownish freshwater pearls set off my wardrobe perfectly. If your wardrobe isn’t constructed that way, don’t worry, it’s really easy to substitute different sorts of beads, and different bead colors, into this design. It’s almost begging to be personalized and customized to your tastes, and your own wardrobe.
The free crochet pattern for this necklace is available on the crochet.about.com website.
If you’ve never crocheted with wire before, this project is a nice introduction to the technique. It’s a reasonably quick project, and one of the easier wire crochet projects you’ll find available. You may also wish to take a look at this free wire and bead crochet tutorial, which is posted at freecrafts.info. The tutorial will show you how to make a beaded napkin ring with wire, and it’s also a good starter project for learning this technique.