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

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

Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Join Leah and be inspired by this cute beaded collar necklace. All you will need is your lovely beads, some spare time for yourself and maybe a coffee :)

The great thing about this tutorial is that you can adapt this necklace to make a wrap bracelet or a single strand. It is such a delicate design, mix up the colours to make something of your choice, a rainbow or ombre design would look wonderful. 

Happy Beading.

Materials needed:
TOHO™ seed beads in two colours in a size 11/0
Nozue Sonoko ™ Jewellery Thread
6mm round bead - one round bead of your choice. I used a 6mm Milly™ bead.
Charm - use a charm of your choice
Scissors 
Needle
Jump rings 4mm - to attach your charm onto your design


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.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 


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In this tutorial, we will refer to the pink seed beads as colour A and the white as colour B. This can be applied to your own choice of seed beads.

To begin this bracelet, cut approximately 5 feet of your thread. Thread on one seed bead of either colour and thread it to the middle point of your cord. Pull both ends of the cord through a 6mm bead and push to the bottom.

From here, thread on 2x colour A onto the 'right' strand of cord, and 1 onto the 'left' strand of cord. Pass the left cord through the last bead added on the right strand of cord and pull tight. Repeat this once.

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Pattern:

Thread on 1 x colour A bead and 4 x colour B beads onto the right hand strand of cord. Push to the bottom and loop the cord back through the first added colour B beads in an 'O' shape. Pull tight. Repeat this exact step on the left hand cord. 

Now thread on 2x colour A onto the 'right' strand of cord, and 1 onto the 'left' strand of cord. Pass the left cord through the last bead added on the right strand of cord and pull tight. Repeat this once.

Continue the above pattern until your bracelet is the desired length.

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To create your clasp to finish, thread approximately 20 seed beads onto the right hand side of the cord.

Pull the left hand side cord back through all of these seed beads. Pinch tightly and check that your clasp 6mm bead fits through the seeded loop. Do not force it. If it doesn't go through easily, go back and add more seeds until the right tension is created with the clasp loop.

Pull and double knot to finish. Carefully trim the cord. You may wish to add a dab of clear nail varnish to keep the knots secure. 

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Attach you desired charm onto the middle of your necklace using a jump ring and there you have it. Your necklace is ready to wear. 

We would love to see your designs in our friendly Facebook group, so come along and join in the beady fun :)

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