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How to make beaded jewellery – DIY jewellery for beginners

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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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We present you a quick beaded jewellery making tutorial – perfect for beginners. Monika Wojdyła will show you how to make a bracelet and a necklace, which look beautifully both separately and together, using TOHO beads.

Does it also happen to you that you are preparing yourself to go out and you don’t have any jewellery to go with your outfit? What to make quickly that isn’t boring and looks interesting?. Making jewellery at home doesn’t need to be time-consuming and you do not need an advanced skill. I recommend that you create a necklace that looks like Brick Stitch a bit. You may use various colours, change the patterns, it’s really fast to make it. I’ve fallen in love in my necklace and I wear it every day. If you have a spare 15 minutes, gather your beads and let’s do this!

Supplies used in this project:

TOHO beads – 8/0, here: Ceylon Hot Pink, Ceylon Smoke, Opaque – Lustered White and Turquoise.
jump rings – 5 mm open jump rings

Lobster clasp – 10mm

Chain – 3x2mm ankier

Jewellery pins – 50mm eye pins and 40mm head pins

Jewellery tools – diagonal and round nose pliers

Bead mat – to keep the beads together

Jewellery balls – optional – you may use them as spacers between the hooks. I’ve chosen 3mm TOHO

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Take the head pins – we’re going to thread in a sequence of beads into them. Abbreviations for beads:

 G – grey, W – white, T – turquoise, P - pink

 14 W – 1T

13 W – 2 T

12 W – 3 T

11 P – 4 T

10 P – 5 T

9 P – 6 T

7 P – 1 G – 7 T

6 P – 3 G – 6 T

5 P – 5 G – 5 T

4 P – 7 G – 4 T

3 P – 9 G – 3 T

2 P – 11 G – 2 T

1 P – 13 G – 1

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Now, we need to thread in our bead sequences into the eye pin separating each pin with 8/0 TOHO bead. Since I love everything that is blue, I’ve chosen turquoise beads for that. You may use metal beads as I’ve done in my very own version of a necklace.

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Now, we need to attach a chain. I’ve cut 2 19 cm long pieces of chain. Attach the chain to the loops using the pliers.

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Attach the jump rings and the lobster clasp. Don’t pull the jump rings, use a twisting motion to open them, as it’s shown in the picture.

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IT’S FINISHED!

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And how to make a matching bracelet? It’s very simple.

Thread in the sequences of beads into the eye pins (not the head pins, as it was done previously)

13 T
1 G – 11T – 1 W

2 G – 9T – 2 W
3 G – 7T – 1 P – 2 W
4 G – 5T – 2 P – 2 W
5 G – 3T – 3 P – 2 W
6 G – 1T – 4 P – 2 W

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Thread in everything into an eye pin separating each part with TOHO beads or metal balls.

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Do the same with the bottom part.

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Cut 4 pieces of a chain – 2 on each side. The amount of the length of 2 chains and the beaded part should suit your wrist.

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Attach the chains to the pin loops.

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Attach the jump rings and the clasp.

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We’ve got a light, unique, funky set for spring and summer trips. And it took us only several minutes to make it!
So, good luck with creating and show us your work on our Facebook group.

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