Diamond Pellet Necklace
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Designed by: Sarah Millsop
Step 1. Thread a needle with 50cm of beading thread. String the following beads: seed, pellet, seed, pellet, seed, pellet, seed, pellet.
Go through all the beads again drawing them into a ring.
Finish by passing through the first seed bead.
Step 2. Pull tight so that the pellets are all standing up with the flat
side facing you. Tie both strands together in a knot to secure the ring of beads. At this point you might like to weave the short end around the ring a little so that it doesn’t get tangled as you work the next steps.
Step 3. Pick up 5 seed beads and go through the next seed bead
around the ring. When you pull tight the seed beads will sit
around groove in the pellet.
Step 4. Repeat adding 5 seed beads around each pellet in turn. Finish by going through the first seed bead from step 1.
Step 5. Now you can shape the rounded corners into points by passing through all the seed beads again, skipping the middle bead of each group of five. Go through first two seed beads of the five that are around the next pellet. When you pull the thread through take care that it doesn’t catch on the corners of the bead work.
Step 6. Skipping the third bead and go through the fourth one. As you pull tight the third seed bead will be forced into a point.
Continue passing through each seed bead in turn, missing out the middle bead of the groups of five around the pellets to form
Step 7. Secure your thread around your diamond shape and trim away. Make a total of 10 diamond shapes to make the centre part of your necklace. Take a new length of thread and join them together by threading out of a point, add seed bead, thread through the point of a second diamond shape, add one more seed bead and thread back through the point of the first diamond. This creates the little cross shape between each diamond on the necklace. Continue to thread through this new diamond to the other side and repeat until you have attached all the diamonds together.
Step 8. Once all 10 are attached, secure this thread within the diamonds and trim away once you are happy they won't unravel.
Step 9. Take a new length of thread thread your clasp to the centre point. Thread 2 seed beads onto either side of the thread and pass both threads through a single seed bead. Add 1 seed bead onto each strand and pass both through 1 seed bead. Add 1 seed bead onto each strand again and pass both through a single seed bead. Continue with this pattern to make the strap as long as you like. Once you have finished, pass both threads into your length of connected diamond shapes and weave the threads into the beadwork to secure them. Continue to weave and knot along the way until you are happy your strap is secure and won't come apart.
Repeat this for the other side of your necklace and add the other side of your clasp.
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