Autumn River Jewellery
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Designed by: Sarah Millsop
Design a unique bracelet and necklace set with shining copper seed beads, pearls and semi precious beads.
Cut an armspan of thread and add one half of your toggle clasp. Bring it to the centre of the thread so you have 2 ends of thread to work with.
In the next steps, decide which order or pattern you want to add your 8mm pearls and semi precious beads.
Pass both threads through an 8mm bead, 1 x seed bead, 1 x 8mm, 1 x seed, 1 x 8mm.
Now put one thread to one side and continue to add 8mm beads separated by seed beads on the other single thread, until you reach the length you want your necklace to be.
Once you've added enough beads, pass the unused strand through the next seed bead. String 8 seed beads. Bring the strand around the next 8mm bead and pass it through the seed bead immediately after it. The 8 seed beads should fit around the 8mm bead comfortably. If it is too tight, go back and add another bead. If it is too loose, go back and remove a bead or two. Then remember this amount for framing the rest of the 8mm beads along the necklace.
String 8 more beads (or as many as you need to) and bring the strand around the next 8mm bead. Pass it through the seed bead immediately after it. Continue this pattern along the design until you have 3 x 8mm beads left.
Thread through the last 3 seed beads and 3 x 8mm beads to match the other end of the necklace.
Pick up the other side of your toggle clasp onto both threads and pass one thread back down into your necklace. Weave this thread into your work and make knots along the way. Repeat this with your tail thread to secure them both hidden within your work. Continue until you are confident your work is secure and won't unravel.
You can use the same pattern to make your matching bracelets!
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