Thursday, July 19, 2012

Featured Artist: Crochet Hooked's, Cari Baker

Good Morning.

Today, as usual on Thursday's is a featured artist, from Cari Baker of Crochet Hooked.

Cari's shop - Crochet Hooked

What's a Braidlet?
Cari says:
I design a wire crochet braided bracelet known as ‘Braidlets®.’ 
Using the finest Swarovski crystals and pearls. Anything in my 
shop can be custom made, within 24 hours, at no extra charge. 
Because ‘A Little Bling Goes Along way!
Let's take a look.
This stylish bracelet features three strands of Swarovski crystals, which are braided together forming a durable, lightweight, and comfortable handmade bracelet. A terrific gift for Bridesmaids, as they will cherish the bracelet for years to comes and it is a reminder of the fun had by all at your wedding.
  • Size:  7” long x 3/8” wide
  • Swarovski Crystals: 4mm Bicone Crystal Moonlight, Jonquil, and Silk
  • Clasp: Silver filled magnetic

There are also these simple and pretty earring, in a rainbow of colors.

These simple earrings are made using 3, 4mm bicone Swarovski Crystals and antique brass wire. The total length is about 1 inch, the dangle is about ¾ inch. Please choose from the following:
Yellow: Sun Swarovski
Green: Emerald Swarovski
Red: Light Siam Swarovski
Blue: Sapphire Swarovski
Purple: Amethyst Swarovski
Orange: Sunflower Swarovski
Please choose 2 colors from the 6 colors I have listed above. When you are purchasing the earrings, don’t forget to specify color choices.  If you forget, no problem, I will send you an email requesting your colors. Custom orders are always welcome.

Want to learn how to make those fabulous and fun Braidlets?  Cari has been kind enough to provide a downloadable pdf tutorial. 

A tutorial to learn how to make my Multi colored, Cuff style and Swarovski Crystal Wire Crochet Bracelets, with this easy to follow PDF Pattern.

**Beginning crochet, braiding, and beginning jewelry knowledge is helpful for this pattern.**

Materials needed:

Artistic Wire
A toggle clasp
6/0 Seed beads

Tools needed:

Needle Nosed pliers
Flat-nosed pliers
Wire cutters
0 (3.25 mm) US steel Hook


A cup of coffee or water
And a smile… ;o)

I wrote this pattern with you in mind… (I used to teach a beginning crochet class) with clear colored photos, showing you how to crochet with wire and beads. Along with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, as if I were sitting right beside you. ;o).

From the pattern above you can make three (3) different styles of braidlet! 

What Cari says about herself:

My name is Cari and I design a Beaded Wire Crochet Braided Bracelet, I have branded Braidlets®. I taught myself to crochet about 11 years ago. And over the years, I have made baby items, hats, lapel pins, scarfs, and jewelry.
In 2005, while working as a Custom Picture Framer for a local arts and crafts store, I started teaching a beginning crochet class. I enjoyed sharing my enthusiasm about the art of crochet, with my students.
It was during this time, I discovered crocheting with wire and beads. I was (and still am) awestruck by the simplicity of creating jewelry, by crocheting beads to wire.
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Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I appreciate your visit and until next time, have a wonderful day. Cari

Braidlets® / Copyright © 2008-12 All rights reserved. 

Thank you for stopping in and taking a moment to read about Cari and her wonderful and clever jewelry.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant rest of the week.


  1. I think your post is great! Cari is such a sweetie, she must be fun to feature:) And that Harmonious Braidlet, to die for!

  2. the earrings are nice. One pair for each day of the week. Funny how something as simple as crochet can be turned into something so original and beautiful.