Sweet Almonds Jewelry Set
Depending on the beads used, a thread or yarn ranging from Size #5 ("fingering/sock wt.") to Size #10 (some "lace wt.") works great.
This pattern set of five jewelry designs gets its fancy effects from combining three special stitches, two bead types, and three crochet beading techniques. I love discovering crochet stitches that resemble fiber beads, and then seeing what happens when I add beads to them.
My goal for the necklace was to find a way to crochet with oblong-shaped beads so that no stitch strands cover them. I think of the featured stitches as "jewelry quality" because they don't have an obvious wrong side, and drape more symmetrically with less unintended twisting.
The four bracelets are different blends of Pearlpuff, Pillowpuff, and Bow Tie Picot stitches. They use at least one of three beading methods.
To keep the beading simple, all beads are strung onto the yarn or thread before crocheting, even for what I call "super-hoisting."