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How to make beaded jewellery – DIY jewellery for beginners

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How to make beaded jewellery – DIY jewellery for beginners

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 beautiful 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!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

  • TOHO beads – 8/0, - I used Ceylon Hot Pink, Ceylon Smoke, Opaque – Lustered White and Turquoise.
  • jump rings – approx. 5 mm open jump rings
  • Lobster clasp – approx. 10mm
  • Chain
  • Eye Pins– 50mm - Straighten them before you begin
  • Head pins - 40mm - Straighten them before you begin
  • Jewellery tools – diagonal and round nose pliers
  • Bead mat – to keep the beads together
  • Seamless Rounds – optional – you may use them as spacers between the hooks. I’ve chosen to use the 3mm TOHO

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so 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 colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Monika Wojdyla - 2018

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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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