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Old 07-26-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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bead crochet bangle bracelets
I make these when I need a break from knitting. what price could I put on them in a craft show?
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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Is $10 too much?
Is $10 too much-or not enough? How much would you pay?
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:48 AM   #3
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They are lovely! I would say not too much. I would check into retail stores as they have something similar and see what their asking price is.
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:42 AM   #4
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Love these bracelets. Where could I get a pattern to make one? I've been knitting lately ( a new skill for me ) but know how to crochet. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:37 PM   #5
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I can tell you!
I use size 6 beads and pearl cotton crochet thread. String all your beads on the thread first. Then, with a tiny crochet hook (steel 8 is what I'm using right now) crochet 5 . Close a circle with a slip stitch. Put the hook through the first stitch in the loop. Move up the first bead and do a sc. Put the hook in the next stitch, move up a bead, do a sc. You'll put 5 beads in the circle. I Just keep doing this, round and round, until the "rope" is about 8.5 or 9 inches long. I slip the last stitch and cut with a long tail. Then I weave the thread through the beads to join the two ends together. (I got a Bead Crochet book and adapted it from there. I am good at small stuff, but I have to tell you, I've tried teaching other people how to do it, and they just find it easier to buy mine-or hope for a gift!) I have made myself one with a bunch of Swarovski crystals and it's really pretty! Good luck!!
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Thanks so much. I'll have to give it a try. You are so kind to share your pattern. I'll have to pull out my steel crochet hooks. Haven't used them in awhile. This should be fun and challenging at the same time.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:44 PM   #7
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Those are really pretty! How long do they take to make, and what is your cost for thread and beads? From the photo and pattern, using such a small hook...it must take quite some time. I know we can never put a per hour price on things, but I hope your selling price can represent the intricate work involved.
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Honestly, I can make the rope in an evening, watching tv. When I'm going to make a bunch in a row, I string the beads and leave them in a bowl until I'm ready to crochet. The hardest part is the first 2 rounds, cuz it's hard to hang onto it! They probably cost me $4 in beads and pearl cotton. I am a teacher and they are very popular at school. Lots of my colleagues have several in different colors, as do I. I am very tempted, though, to make a whole bracelet in Swarovski crystal beads. It would be stunning!!
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Bead Crocheted Bangles
The very few times that I have sold my bead crocheted bangles, I have not sold them for under $65.00. All of mine were using my patterns, which involved using both #11's and #8's, and a particular pattern that I designed, and were closed with the invisible join, but, give all of that, I had no trouble getting those prices. Linda Lehman

Hope that helps you in determining what prices to charge for your bangles. Linda
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Have you considered crocheting these on elastic thread? Maybe using two sizes of beads? They are beautiful! I say $3 for ones made with pony beads for kits, $30 for crystals for women!
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