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Carrier Bead Pendant Necklace

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Difficulty: Intermediate


Learn how to make a sparkly pendant necklace using our popular Carrier Duo beads with Miyuki seed beads. If you have already mastered the peyote stitch this project will come easy to you. If you have yet to learn it, you might like to download our free instruction sheet to help!

Step 1

To learn how to make your carrier beads using the peyote stitch, download your free patterns.
For this necklace, you will need to follow the patterns from diagram 2, 4 and 5.

Step 2

Once you have made your three carrier beads it's time to connect them together to make the pendant. Take two headpins from your findings kit and insert them through one of the beads. Then on each headpin, thread on a Preciosa rondelle bead and your second carrier bead. Repeat twice more until you have two rondelles at the top. 

Step 3

Turn a loop at the top of your headpins and attach them to a jumpring each. Take a length of wire from your findings kit. Thread the one end through a calotte and a crimp bead. Pass the end back through the calotte, leaving a short tail. Squash the crimp bead and cover it with your calotte.

Step 4

String on a large spacer bead, and a Preciosa rondelle bead. Keep stringing on your beads, alternating between the two until you have filled a section of 17 inches. Finish the end like before threading on a calotte and a crimp bead. Squash the crimp and cover it with your calotte. Feed the tail back through the beads.

Step 5

Attach a lobster clasp to a jumpring and connect it to one side of the necklace. Connect the pendant to the ends of your chain.