This design is a slight variation of my easy crochet flower applique pattern. There are a couple of major differences: the design was originally crocheted using yarn, but this version utilizes wire. Also, this version is accented with beads for extra visual interest.
- Beads: I used 10/0 Czech glass seed beads by Beader's Paradise. The color name is "Neon Pink," which happens to be a mix of several different shades of bright pink. You can use any comparable beads for this project.
- Wire: I recommend using 26 gauge wire. I used permanently colored copper wire in the pink silver-plated color. This wire is manufactured by Darice.
- Crochet Hook: I used a size B / 2.25 mm crochet hook to make my sample pendant.
- Jewelry Findings: Optional. You may wish to attach a small ring or other bit of hardware to your pendant.
String your beads onto your wire.
Leave at least 4-6 inches free before making your slip knot to begin.
Follow the instructions for crocheting the flower applique, with the following changes. Starting with round 2, you will slide a bead close to your crochet hook after every stitch that is not a slip stitch. Work the following stitch with the bead sandwiched into the work.
When you are finished, leave another 4-6 inches of wire free at the end of the piece. Using your fingers, weave the ends in and out of the flower, manipulating them so that they both emerge at the same place; I suggest making them come out at the top of the closest flower petal.
These ends can be used to form a loop for hanging the pendant on a chain. Alternately, you could use them to attach a small ring or some other findings. Or you can use them for attaching the piece to some other item if you wish.