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
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.