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How to make a beaded butterfly necklace - step by step tutorial

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Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Beginner

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How cute is this pretty in pink butterfly necklace. If pink is not your colour, don't worry there are so many colour options in the GINKO™ and GEMDUO™ beads, you can change the design to your favourite colour choice. You could even mix and match the Glamm ™ charms for different occasions. 

Feel free to join me and create your own handmade butterfly necklace. If you have any questions pop over to our Beads Direct & Friends Facebook group and we will be happy to help. 

Materials:

  • GINKO™ in luster metallic pink 7.5x7.5mm - I used two packs. you may need more packs depending on the length of your necklace
  • GEMDUO™ in metallic light pink 8x5mm - one pack
  • Glamm ™ Butterfly with pearl 26x15x12mm and Butterfly pendant charm 17x14x2mm
  • TOHO™ Treasures in size 11/0 crystal snow lined 
  • Extension chain -gold plated 53x3mm

I used all of the below from the Beads Direct Findings kit:

Are you ready? Let's stitch :) Xx


Step 1

Attach a jump ring to the end of your clasp, close the ring. Then cut 1 metre of cord, thread on the jump ring to the half way point of your wire. 

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Step 2

On to both wires thread on 3x TOHO treasures. Thread on 1x Ginko bead, 3x TOHO beads, then 1x GemDuo. As shown in the picture. 

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Step 3

If you follow the pattern below until you have reached your desired length. I used 32 Ginko beads in my design which made a 16" necklace excluding the extension chain/clasp:

  • 3x TOHO on each strand
  • 1x GINKO
  • 3x TOHO on each strand
  • 1x GEMDUO
  • 3x TOHO on each strand
  • 1x GINKO


Step 4

To complete you necklace, finish on the TOHO beads and add a crimp. So that the wires cross over when you thread the crimp bead on. Secure in place with flat nose pliers. 

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To attach your charms, find the centre of your necklace and attach a jump ring. Then attach a jump ring onto your larger butterfly charm and connect to the jump ring on your necklace

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Step 6

Attach your extension chain onto the end of your necklace using a jump ring. Attach your smaller butterfly charm onto the other end of your extension chain using a jump ring

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