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Beaded Macramé Spiral Necklace - Jewellery Making Video Tutorial

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Beaded Macramé Spiral Necklace - Jewellery Making Video Tutorial

Designed by: Agnieszka Wajzer-Nowak

Difficulty: Beginner

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Agnieszka Wajzer-Nowak has prepared a video tutorial in which she will show you how to make a macramé necklace. To make the necklace we will use the simplest macramé weave called a spiral. The design is cool in that although it is not difficult to make, it is still very effective :). To work!

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  • Beads - any beads of your choice with a hole big enough for the cord.
  • Cord - 0.6mm max thick for the main cord. If you choose beads with a smaller hole, a thinner cord for the pendant will be needed.
  • Jump Rings - we will need two sizes of rings 7-9mm (depending on the thickness of the string you choose) and 5mm.
  • Clasp - about 14mm
  • End Cap  - with a hole of 3-3.5mm
  • Chain - a small section of the chain will allow us to regulate the length of the necklace. If you do not have an adjustment chain at hand, you can make it from several jump rings connected to each other
  • Glue
  • Pliers & Cutters

Instructions:

  1. Start by cutting the cord on which the beads will hang. This can be a thinner cord if the holes in your beads are small. The length needed is about 30 cm
  2. For our pendant  we need 7 x 30cm lengths of cord.
  3. Place the cords evenly and put them through the Jump Ring.
  4. Cut a length of the macramé cord to be weaved over the top. We will need about 80-100 cm
  5. Fold the macramé cord in half and place it under the twine and start the basic weave
  6. The cord goes up to the right side
  7. Then put the second cord on it, which is on the right side
  8. Tighten the cords and pull them up to the jump ring
  9. And we begin...
  10. Remember to start from the same place all the time
  11. We braid the macramé cord until we decide that the length is right. We have approx. 4cm
  12. We gather all the cords together and make a knot
  13. Pull it up so that it is right next to the last weave
  14. Then pull the cords, preferably individually, so that the knot tightens nicely
  15. Cut the macramé cord right next to the knot
  16. Secure the ends with glue
  17. Stiffen the ends of the cord with glue to make it easier to thread the beads
  18. Tread the first bead, pull it to the top and make a double or triple knot so that the bead does not slip out
  19. Then trim the cord and secure the knot with glue
  20. The next bead will be a little lower. We set the height and make a double or triple knot
  21. Fasten each subsequent bead a little lower
  22. Fold about 2-2.5 m long section of string in half, then again in half and again in half
  23. Put it through the jump ring, open it to create a loop through which we pass all the ends of the cords
  24. Trim the ends of the string to make them even. We divide it in half and tie it with a rubber bands to make it easier to secure
  25. Secure the cords with glue
  26. After drying, we align the cords again and put glue inside the tips
  27. Gently put the ends on the cords. Remove the excess glue with a tissue
  28. After about 10 minutes, we can add the clasp
  29. A clasp is attached at one end and a chain at the other. Thanks to this, we will be able to adjust the length of the necklace
  30. The necklace is ready!

Remember - our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Agnieszka Wajzer-Nowak -  May 2017