Wire and Bead Crochet Necklace Patterns

  • 01 of 08

    Some of the Wire Necklaces You Can Make With Our Free Patterns

    Wire Crochet Necklaces -- Free Crochet Patterns and Instructions
    Wire Crochet Necklaces -- Free Crochet Patterns and Instructions Are Available For All of These Designs. Pictures, Photo Collage and Patterns Are All © Amy Solovay

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    If you enjoy crocheting wire jewelry, or if you'd like to give it a try, consider these free wire and bead necklace patterns.

    Necklace Patterns Included Here

    • Freshwater Pearl Wire Crochet Necklace
    • Wire Crochet Necklace With Jasper Stone Beads
    • Wire Crochet Necklace With Stone Bead Chips and a Dichroic Glass Pendant
    • Purple Seed Bead Wire Crochet...MORE Necklace
    • Raspberry Taupe and Brown Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace
    • Pink and Blue Glass Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace
    • Beaded Wire Crochet Flower Necklace
    Continue to 2 of 8 below.
  • 02 of 08

    Freshwater Pearl Wire Crochet Necklace

    Freshwater Pearl Necklace
    Freshwater Pearl Necklace. Photos © Amy Solovay

    This freshwater pearl bead necklace is a microcosm of color and form. None of the beads is precisely the same color, and none are precisely round — each pearl is more intriguing than the next. The pearls are combined with Czech glass beads for a complementary, attractive look.

    Materials

    • 40 Freshwater Pearl Beads
      Note that you may need to work a different number of beads to achieve your desired necklace length; the exact number will depend on several factors, including your individual crocheting...MORE style. Consider stringing more than you think you'll need, just in case.
    • 45 Czech Glass Beads
      Again, you may need slightly more or less, depending on your crocheting style.
    • Wire
      Both A and B necklaces pictured here use 26-gauge permanently colored copper wire by Darice. Necklace A features pink, silver-plated wire, while Necklace B has brown wire.
    • Crochet Hook
      Size B / 2.25 mm crochet hook is a good size for these necklaces, but feel free to experiment if there's a hook you find more comfortable for crocheting with wire.
    • Jewelry Findings
      Lobster claw-style clasp closures

    Size

    These necklaces measure about 16 inches altogether from tip to tip, including the closures.

    Gauge: Rather than trying to match a specific gauge, use a ruler or tape measure to periodically check your progress. When your necklace is the length you want, simply stop crocheting, and then follow the finishing instructions below to end it.

    Instructions

    1. Pull out a length of wire, making sure that the wire flows freely. String all your beads onto your wire in the order you want them to appear in the necklace.
      Tip: Double check your work before proceeding. It's easy to mess up even the most mundane stringing patterns (like this one.) If you did make a mistake, the best time to find it is before you start crocheting; after you begin, it's difficult to correct mistakes.
    2. Leave at least 4 inches free at the beginning of the piece, then:
    3. Make a slip knot in the wire. (Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Reach around the bead with your hook and grab the wire; pull it through to create a chain stitch with a bead sandwiched inside of it.)
    4. Repeat Step #3 until your necklace is the length you want. Do not feel obligated to work all the beads if your necklace reaches the desired length before you run out of beads.

    Finishing

    When you are finished crocheting, cut the wire, leaving enough to work with in finishing — at least 4 inches or so. Pull the end of the wire through your active loop to end.

    String 3 additional seed beads onto the end of the piece, then add one side of your lobster claw clasp.

    Repeat on the other side to attach the other part of the clasp.

    Continue to 3 of 8 below.
  • 03 of 08

    Wire Crochet Necklace With Jasper Stone Beads

    Wire Crochet Necklace With Jasper Stone Beads and Other Findings.
    Upper Photo: Wire Crochet Necklace With Jasper Stone Beads and Other Findings. Lower Photo: The Supplies Used for Making the Necklace. Photos © Amy Solovay

    This necklace is a simple design crocheted using wire and mostly round jasper stone beads, with smaller glass beads as accents. The jasper stone beads' most prominent colors (shown in photo B above) are lovely turquoise blues and greens, with a striking contrast between light and dark areas.

    The smooth, solid glass seed beads coordinate well but also add a bit more contrast to the design.

    Size

    This necklace measures about 16 inches altogether from tip to tip, including the closure.

    Gauge: Rather...MORE than trying to match a specific gauge, use a ruler or tape measure to periodically check your progress. When your necklace is the length you want, simply stop crocheting, and then follow the finishing instructions below to end it.

    Materials

    • Jasper Stone Beads
      Approximately 6 mm each on average, or similar
    • Glass Seed Beads
      6/0 size seed beads
    • Wire
      26-gauge permanently colored copper wire by Darice in a dark green
    • Crochet Hook
      Size B / 2.25 mm, or any hook you like for crocheting with wire. Be sure to use a sturdy hook, as this technique is hard on hooks, and a flimsy one is almost guaranteed to break on you.
    • Jewelry Findings
      Lobster claw-style clasp closures or similar

    Instructions

    1. Pull out a length of wire, making sure that the wire flows freely. String all your beads onto your wire in the order you want them to appear in the necklace. One option is to alternate jasper stone beads and seed beads, starting with a seed bead and ending with another seed bead.
      Tip: Double check your work before proceeding. It's easy to mess up even the most mundane stringing patterns (like this one.) If you did make a mistake, the best time to find it is before you start crocheting; after you begin, it's difficult to correct mistakes.
    2. Leave at least 4 inches free at the beginning of the piece, then:
    3. Make a slip knot in the wire. (Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Reach around the bead with your hook and grab the wire; pull it through to create a chain stitch with a bead sandwiched inside of it.)
    4. Repeat Step #3 until your necklace is the length you want. Do not feel obligated to work all the beads if your necklace reaches the desired length before you run out of beads.

    Finishing

    When you are finished crocheting, cut the wire, leaving enough to work with in finishing — at least 4 inches or so. Gently pull the end of the wire through your active loop and give it a careful tug to end it.

    String 3 additional seed beads onto the end of the piece, then add one side of your lobster claw clasp.

    Repeat on the other side to attach the other part of the clasp.

    Continue to 4 of 8 below.
  • 04 of 08

    Wire Crochet Necklace With Stone Bead Chips and a Dichroic Glass Pendant

    Wire Crochet Necklace With Dichroic Glass Pendant
    Wire Crochet Necklace With Dichroic Glass Pendant. Photo © Amy Solovay

    This necklace features an interesting mix of materials and textures. At the center of it all, a multicolored dichroic glass pendant sparkles and catches the eye. The pendant is accented by rose-colored stone bead chips, raspberry-colored metallic seed beads, and pale pink colored wire.

    Materials

    • Beads
      The larger beads in this piece are rose-colored stone bead chips by Beader's Paradise. The accent beads are 11/0 metallic pink seed beads by Darice. Please feel free to substitute other similar...MORE beads instead of these.
    • Wire:
      26 gauge permanently colored copper wire by Darice in the silver-plated pink color
    • Crochet Hook
      Size B / 2.25 mm, or any hook you like for crocheting with wire. Be sure to use a sturdy hook, as this technique is hard on hooks, and a flimsy one is almost guaranteed to break on you.
    • Jewelry Findings
      Lobster claw-style clasp closures or similar

    Size

    This sample necklace measures about 20.5 inches from tip to tip, including the closure.

    Instructions

    Bead Stringing Pattern: Start by stringing a chip bead, then six seed beads, then another chip bead, then another six seed beads, alternating between chip beads and seed beads until reaching the halfway point; then string six seed beads. At this midpoint, string the pendant onto the wire, and then, mirror-image the first half, stringing another six seed beads followed by a chip bead, followed by another six seed beads, and so on.

    Chip beads are all different sizes, but do your best to mirror the first half of the necklace when you choose beads for the second half.

    Because of the differences in chip beads, it can be difficult to predict exactly where your midpoint will be, even if you use precisely the same number of beads on each side of the necklace. Therefore, consider leaving long lengths unworked at either end of the necklace; that way, if you have to add a little onto one end or the other, you'll have enough wire to work with.

    Here are the actual steps:

    1. Pull out a length of wire, making sure that the wire flows freely. String all your beads onto your wire in the order you want them to appear in the necklace.
      Tip: Double check your work before proceeding. It's easy to mess up even the most mundane stringing patterns (like this one.) If you did make a mistake, the best time to find it is before you start crocheting; after you begin, it's difficult to correct mistakes.
    2. Leave at least 6 inches free at the beginning of the piece, then:
    3. Make a slip knot in the wire. (Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Reach around the bead with your hook and grab the wire; pull it through to create a chain stitch with a bead sandwiched inside of it.)
    4. Slide six seed beads up close to your crochet hook; reach around them and grab the wire with your hook. Pull it through to create the next chain stitch.
    5. Repeat Steps #3 and #4 until your necklace is the length you want. Do not feel obligated to work all the beads if your necklace reaches the desired length before you run out of beads.​​

    Finishing

    Compare the sides of the necklace to each other to be sure they are even. If not, even them up by adding beads and completing more stitches as necessary.

    When you are finished crocheting, cut the wire, leaving enough for finishing. Gently pull the end of the wire through your active loop and give it a slight, careful tug to end it off.

    If the sides are still uneven, string additional beads onto the ends of the piece, then add one side of your lobster claw clasp.

    Repeat on the other side to attach the other part of the clasp.

    Continue to 5 of 8 below.
  • 05 of 08

    Purple Seed Bead Wire Crochet Necklace

    Wire Crochet Necklace Featuring Purple Seed Beads Combined With Pale Pink Colored Copper Wire
    Wire Crochet Necklace Featuring Purple Seed Beads Combined With Pale Pink Colored Copper Wire. Photos © Amy Solovay

    This pretty necklace shimmers and shines, thanks to the wire and an interesting bead mix that includes lustrous and pearlescent glass beads. This sample necklace uses a mix featuring purple and lavender colored beads.

    Materials

    • Czech Glass Seed Beads
      6/0 glass seed beads (this sample uses a mix called "Purple Passion" by Beader's Paradise.)
    • Wire
      26-gauge permanently colored copper wire by Darice in the pink silver-plated color.
    • Crochet Hook
    • Size B / 2.25 mm, or any hook you like for...MORE crocheting with wire. Be sure to use a sturdy hook.
    • Jewelry Findings
      Lobster claw-style clasp closures or similar

    Instructions

    Row 1:

    1. Pull out a length of wire, making sure that the wire flows freely. String all your beads onto your wire in the order you want them to appear in the necklace.
    2. Leave at least 4 to 6 inches free at the beginning of the piece, then:
    3. Make a slip knot in the wire. (Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Reach around the bead with your hook and grab the wire; pull it through to create a chain stitch with a bead sandwiched inside of it.)
    4. Repeat Step #3 until your necklace is the length you want. Cut the wire, leaving a length at the end, and end off.

    Row 2:

    1. Turn the work over to the other side. Pull up a loop of wire on the end you'd usually start working from; if you're right-handed, that is likely the right-hand side, and if you're left-handed, it would probably be the left-hand side.
    2. Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Insert hook into next chain stitch, grab the wire with the hook, and pull the wire up through both the chain and the active loop to create a slip stitch with a bead trapped inside.)
    3. Repeat Step #2 all the way across the row.
    4. Cut the wire, leaving a length at the end, and end off.

    Row 3:

    This row is optional.

    1. Turn the work over to the other side, and check it carefully. You'll see loops from a previous row of stitches down the middle of the piece. You're going to work into these to do the next row.
    2. Pick one set of loops or the other, whichever looks like it's closest to the middle of the piece, or whichever set looks to you like it would give you the nicest results.
    3. To begin the row, insert your hook into the side of the piece and pull up a loop of wire. Work a beaded slip stitch into each of these loops, all the way across the row. When you are finished, end off and pull the end of the wire through the active loop.

    Finishing

    You should have 3 loose ends of wire at each end of the piece (or possibly 2 if you skipped row 3.) If you have 3 loose ends, braid them together, then string some seed beads over the braided part. If you have 2 loose ends, just string your seed beads over the top of them.

    Add your clasp at the end by stringing it onto the piece, then folding the wire over and wrapping it around itself several. Cut the wire.

    Repeat on the other side with the other part of the clasp.

    Continue to 6 of 8 below.
  • 06 of 08

    Raspberry Taupe and Brown Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace

    Raspberry, Taupe and Brown Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace
    Raspberry, Taupe and Brown Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace. Photo © Amy Solovay

    This stylish necklace is crocheted using seed beads and wire, comprised of 3 different beaded crochet strands. Two are made using the 11/0 seed beads and the other is made using the larger seed beads

    Materials

    • Beads
      This necklace uses two different kinds of beads: the larger beads are 6/0 seed beads in a subtle mix of similar colors; the smaller beads are 11/0 metallic pink seed beads by Darice.
    • Wire
      26-gauge permanently colored copper wire by Darice in a dark green
    • Crochet Hook
      Size B / 2.25 mm,...MORE or any hook you like for crocheting with wire.
    • Jewelry Findings
      Lobster claw-style clasp closures or similar

    Instructions

    To Make Each Strand:

    1. String your seed beads onto your craft wire.
    2. Leave at least 5 inches or so unworked, then:
    3. Make a slip knot in the wire. (Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Reach around the bead with your hook and grab the wire; pull it through to create a chain stitch with a bead sandwiched inside of it.)
    4. Repeat Step #3 until your necklace is a few inches longer than you actually want it; you'll lose a bit of length during the finishing process.
    5. Slowly braid your three strands together, manipulating the wire and beads as you work to achieve the nicest possible effect.

    Finishing

    Attach your closure, one part at each end, by stringing it onto the wire and doubling the wire over itself and twisting it several times. With any left-over ends, unbraid the last bits and weave each individual bit of wire into the end of the work. You can hide the bits of wire inside beads and then snip the ends so that the ends are buried inside beads.

    Continue to 7 of 8 below.
  • 07 of 08

    Pink and Blue Glass Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace

    This Necklace Is Crocheted Using Copper Wire Plus an Interesting Mix of Glass Seed Beads.
    This Necklace Is Crocheted Using Pale Pink Colored Copper Wire Plus an Interesting Mix of Glass Seed Beads. Photo © Amy Solovay

    This necklace is comprised of 3 beaded wire strands. One strand is crocheted using the blue beads, one strand is crocheted using the pale pink beads, and one strand is made using the 10/0 pink seed bead mix. The smaller strand is not crocheted but is simply strung onto the finer gauge wire.

    Materials

    • Beads
      6/0 seed beads for the larger beads; 10/0 Czech glass seed beads for the smaller
    • Wire
      This necklace uses two different types of wire: 26-gauge permanently colored copper wire in the pink...MORE silver-plated color and 34-gauge craft wire in a silvertone color.
    • Crochet Hook
      Size B / 2.25 mm, or any hook you like for crocheting with wire.
    • Jewelry Findings
      Lobster claw-style clasp closures or similar
    • Crochet Hook: I used a size B / 1 - 2.25 mm aluminum crochet hook.

    Instructions

    To Make the Two Beaded Crochet Strands

    1. String your seed beads onto your craft wire.
    2. Leave at least 5 inches unworked, then:
    3. Make a slip knot in the wire. (Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Reach around the bead with your hook and grab the wire; pull it through to create a chain stitch with a bead sandwiched inside of it.)
    4. Repeat Step #3 until your necklace is a few inches longer than the length you want; you'll lose a bit of length during the finishing process.

    For the third strand:

    1. String beads from your pink bead mix randomly onto the finer-gauge wire.

    Finishing

    Braid your three strands together, manipulating the wire and beads as you work to achieve the nicest possible effect.

    Attach your closure, one part at each end, by stringing it onto the wire, doubling the wire over itself, and twisting several times. With any left-over ends, unbraid the last bits and weave each individual bit of wire into the end of the work. Hide the bits of wire inside beads and then snip the ends so that the ends are buried inside beads.

    Continue to 8 of 8 below.
  • 08 of 08

    Beaded Wire Crochet Flower Necklace

    Beaded Wire Crochet Flower Necklace
    Beaded Wire Crochet Flower Necklace. Photo © Amy Solovay

    Both the necklace band and the pendant are crocheted using wire and beads. The bead mix for this sample necklace includes beads that are shiny, metallic, pearlescent and matte; they combine well with the wire for a look that is eye-catching and visually interesting.

    This necklace uses two kinds of wire:

    • In the necklace band, a finer gauge wire is unobtrusive and makes the necklace band flexible.
    • For the pendant, a heavier colored wire makes the flower take "center stage."

    Note: This pattern is for...MORE experienced wire crocheters.

    Materials

    • Beads
      10/0 Czech glass seed beads by Beader's Paradise in a color mix called "Neon Pink."
    • Wire
      This necklace uses two different types of wire: 26-gauge permanently colored copper wire in the pink silver-plated color and 34-gauge craft wire in a silvertone color.
    • Crochet Hooks
      For the pendant: size B / 1 - 2.25 mm aluminum crochet hook; For the necklace band: 10/1.30 mm steel crochet hook
    • Jewelry Findings
      Lobster claw-style clasp closures or similar

    Pendant Instructions

    Use this free crochet flower pendant pattern and this easy crochet flower applique.

    Necklace Band Instructions

    Make 3 of These Strands:

    1. String your beads onto your 34-gauge craft wire, in any pattern you wish.
    2. Leave at least 5 inches unworked, then:
    3. Make a slip knot in the wire. (Slide a bead up close to your crochet hook. Reach around the bead with your hook and grab the wire; pull it through to create a chain stitch with a bead sandwiched inside of it.)
    4. Repeat Step #3 until your necklace is a few inches longer than the length you want; you'll lose a bit of length during the finishing process.

    Attach the Pendant and Finish:

    1. Attach the pendant: Take one of the three strands and determine where the midpoint is. This is the place to attach your flower pendant. To attach, wrap the loose wire ends of the flower pendant around the strand a couple of times and then weave the remaining end bits back into the flower.
    2. Braid your three strands together, manipulating the wire and beads as you work to achieve the nicest possible effect. You can also braid your three loose wire ends together on each side.
    3. Camouflage the braided wire by stringing six additional seed beads at each end, overtop of the ends.
    4. Attach your closure, one part at each end, by stringing it onto the wire, doubling the wire over itself, and twisting several times. With any left-over ends, unbraid the last bits and weave each individual bit of wire into the end of the work. Hide the bits of wire inside beads and then snip the ends so that the ends are buried inside beads.