On this week's episode of Free Spirit Beading, knit happens! Learn how to create a black knitted wire necklace chain with Soft Flex Beading Wire on a knitting spool and then attach it to a fabulous artisan ceramic pendant for a sculptural and a designer look!
How to Knit a Necklace Chain on a Spool with Soft Flex Beading Wire
Learn how to create a knitted necklace chain on a knitting spool with Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019/medium in black. Then, see how to add beads and cones to finish the woven chain. Finally, use your knitted chain to add designer look to an original handmade artisan ceramic pendant by artist Damyana Dimitrova.
Soft Flex .019/Medium Diameter Wire in Black
2x2mm Crimp Tubes in Sterling Silver Black Oxidized
3-pin Knitting Spool
3-4mm Rondelle Beads
Hammered Cones in Black / Gun Metal
Lobster Clasp in Gun Metal
Knitting jewelry with beads looks unique and feels special. This free knitted wire jewelry pattern is easy enough for a beginner to try using the techniques shown in this video. Kristen shares "knit style 3" on the knitting spool. For step by step pictures and more tips on this knitting pattern visit, our Jewelry Making Tips & Tricks section online.
Check out our how-to pages on the three styles of knit we like to work with:
Soft Flex Beading Wire is perfect for knitting spools. Soft Flex is a stainless steel beading wire, but it is so flexible, you can knot every diameter we carry. We suggest cones and crimping for a professional finish but, you can also make your own cones with Soft Flex Craft Wire.
If you love this project, you might like these projects that also knit colored beading wire!
Knitted Jewelry Pattern With Crystals
Find instructions for creating this bracelet (shown here in Black Soft Flex Wire) in our blog: Make Jewelry on a Knitting Spool with Pro Econoflex Beading Wire
Knitted Cage Bracelet
Find instructions for creating this bracelet in our blog: Learn How to Make Jewelry on a Knitting Spool in 3 Different Knitting Pattern Styles
Southwest Knit Bracelet
Find instructions for creating this bracelet in our blog: Learn How To Knit With Beading Wire On Beads Baubles And Jewels
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Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer and a Jewelry Making Educator for Soft Flex® Company. She is the co-author of Seed Bead Revolution, an artist and creativity guide. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband, their two sons and two dogs. When she's not painting, drawing or beading, she enjoys reading, yoga, exploring the outdoors and traveling. Her favorite stones are Opal, Turquoise, and Quartz and she can't bead without Bead Stoppers. You can email her at Kristen@softflexcompany.com or visit her Website | Facebook | Instagram