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Beaded Foxtail Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Beaded Foxtail Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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I hope you have fun creating this statement necklace. Made mainly using seed beads and bicones. Will you go colour crazy and make a rainbow one or use a traditional or pastel palette? I'd love to see your choice of colours. Happy beading! Lindsay x 

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Designed by Lindsay McDonald - July 2021

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Firstly, on as long a piece of thread as you can work with (you will need to add more!) pick up 20 pink seed beads.

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Next, work a row of brick stitch, by picking up a bead, sewing through a bead on your thread and picking up another bead, repeating until you reach the end of the row. This first row is a bit tricky, make sure it doesn't get twisted.

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Then, work a total of 14 rows of brick stich to form a rectangle.

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Now, we are going to sew the sides of the piece together to form a tube by alternately passing through the outer beads on each side, as if doing up a zip.

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We now have a beaded tube. This will form the base which we will cover in beaded fringes. (If you want your final piece to be less full, you will need to alter the size of your tube by adding less rows/columns)

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Then, where the thread exits one end of the tube, pick up 6 blue seed beads, 6 pink seed beads, 1 blue seed bead, 1 bicone, a blue seed bead and finally a pink seed bead.

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After that, missing out the final pink seed bead, which will act as a stopper, sew up through the rest of the beads added in step 6 and up into the pink seed bead in the last row of the tube.

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Next, sew down through the following pink seed bead in the last row of the tube.

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Continue by repeating steps 6, 7 and 8 for all of the beads in the last row of the tube. On the final time, sew up through the nearest bead in the second row of the tube.

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Continue working around each row of the tube repeating steps 6, 7 and 8, then stepping up to the next row, until there are only 3 rows remaining.

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Now, carefully glue the 9mm end cap over the 3 exposed rows.

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Next, using a jump ring, attach the smaller circle on the round piece of the toggle clasp to the end cap.

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After that, cut 5 pieces of coated twine which are the right length to pass around your neck and support the fringed pendant at a good height. Glue the ends neatly into the flat end caps, making sur they are not twisted.

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Then, using a jump ring, attach one end of your necklace to the small circle on the straight part of the toggle clasp.

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With another jump ring, attach the other end of the necklace to the larger circle on the round part of the toggle clasp.

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Your Foxtail Necklace is now finished. I hope you enjoy both making and wearing it!

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