Dreadlock beads

Crocheted beadwork for dreadlocks and braids

I love learning how to make new things! Although when I crocheted these, it was not so much picking up a brand new technique, but adapting a style I have previously discovered.

The latest experiment (that I reckon has turned out pretty well) are a handful of dreadlock beads I’ve made from leftover wool scraps and some found object art pieces: nazar beads, wooden skull beads and dismantled jewellery parts.

I have included a size perspective photo below;

….and a variegated pink set that used a little bag of heart charms! The gold one was the odd one out but I think it makes the whole set a little more unique and special.

Found objects and op shop wool, my favourite! And an art practice that is environmentally sustainable!

All wools and beads used are once-offs, so these are truly one-of-a-kind bead sets for your one-of-a-kind dreadlocks.

My own braids are mainly wool and I switch them up about every 3 weeks (or take them out completely to swim in the sea), so I can’t really justify putting them on myself. They are available in my Depop shop in brand new condition if you are interested!

I also ship internationally and my books are open for commissions! If you live close by, I can tidy your dreads (crochet-style) and install them for you also.

Contact me directly if you have different colours in mind and I will see what I can do!

Much love, thanks for reading xx


Find them on Depop!

I crochet all kinds of things including ukulele covers!

If you would like to kick me a dollar or two for coffee and wool, I would appreciate it more than you could ever imagine. Making beautiful things can be a lonely and time-consuming business.

About kellymarietheartist

Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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