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Crystal Blush Necklace

Products used in project:

Crystal Blush Necklace

Items (9)
Qty
Price
X- Toho Size 8 Round Seed Beads Transparent Rainbow Frosted Crystal 10g
8TR161F
1
Out of stock
Fevi Kwik One Drop Instant Adhesive/Glue 1g Tube
W311
1
Out of stock
S-Lon Bead Cord 77yrds (70m) Cream
TC370
1
Out of stock
80101 Swarovski Xilion Crystal BeCharmed Pave Bead Crystal 14mm Pk1
AC1175
1
Out of stock
Silver Plated Curb Chain with Clasp 2x3mm 17inches
CH27
1
Out of stock
X-Silver Plated Iron Jumprings 5mm 0.8mm Thick Pk100
F0211
1
Out of stock
Toho Size 8 Round Seed Beads Transparent Rainbow Frosted Rosaline 10g
8TR169F
1
Out of stock
X- Toho Size 8 Round Seed Beads Permanent Finished Galvanized Sweet Blush 10g
8TRPF552
1
Out of stock
Total Cost
£1.19

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Information about project:

Crystal Blush Necklace

Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Learn how to make this Crystal Blush Necklace using Toho size 8 seed beads and a gorgeous Swarovski Becharmed Crystal Bead! 

If you have not created a kumihimo braid before you will also need:
Kumihimo braiding disk
No Tangle Bobbins

Step 1

If you have not created a kumihimo braid before you will also need:
Kumihimo braiding disk
No Tangle Bobbins

Step 2

Cut 8 strands of s-lon cord approx. 50cm long. Tie all the threads together in a loose knot in the centre. Thread on the Becharmed bead.

Step 3

Place the knot through the centre of the kumihimo braiding board. Let the ends dangle down, the knot underneath the Becharmed bead should keep it in place.

Step 4

Set up the kumihimo board for a normal 8 strand braid (one strand either side of each dot). If you haven't created an 8 strand braid before, click here to learn how.

Step 5

Thread 15 seed beads of your choice on one strand and knot to keep in place. Working clockwise, move to the next strand and thread 15 seed beads on, then knot. Work around the board in this way until you have 15 beads on each strand.

Step 6

Start braiding, using each strand once without any beads to begin (this should sit inside your Becharmed bead). Now start adding your beads, adding a bead to every strand. If you haven't added beads to a braid before see our related videos. If you haven't added beads to a braid before click here to see our related videos. 

Step 7

Braid until you have used all the beads. Create 0.5-1cm unbeaded braid, then knot all the threads together.

Step 8

Place your beaded section down through the kumihimo disk. Set up for braiding as before, threading on beads in the same way. Braid in the same way as the other side.

Step 9

You should now have 2 beaded sections with the Becharmed bead in the centre. Make sure the knots at the end are tight, and the unbeaded braid and knot will be hidden inside your clasp. If necessary adjust the knot to ensure a tidy finish. Glue the ends into each end of the cord end. 

Step 10

To finish off your necklace cut your chain in half and attach you chain to the cord ends with your jump rings.