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How to make a beaded necklace - Beginner tutorial

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How to make a beaded necklace - Beginner tutorial

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Beginner

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Hello! Are there any jewellery magpies here? I hope so! Even though we wear rather simple jewellery on a daily basis, there are occasions when we reach for something shiny and shimmering. Paula Ziemska prepared this tutorial for you from which you will learn how to make a beaded necklace. This necklace would be perfect for New Year's Eve (even though it is a little while away yet!) after all, it is worth wearing something sparkly then. Let's get started!

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NOTE: Colours listed in the Products Used List may not match the illustrated image. 

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We cut a large piece of thread. The longest you can manage to work with, add the needle and we thread the following;

CLR = CrystaLove Bead

TH11 = Toho 11/0 bead

Clasp -> CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm.


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We go through all the strung beads twice to strengthen. This is important because sometimes the CrystaLove beads have sharp edges - we do not want the necklace to break.  

Then we go through the beads for a final time, but this time through the CLB's only (skip the TOHO'S)

The first square is ready.

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We direct the needle so that it comes out of the top bead TH11. We take CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm and repeat the previous steps.

In this way, we create a total of 18 sequences with CLB3mm beads.


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When we have completed the first part, we will increase the size of the beads. After the eighteenth square, we take CLB4mm -> TH11 -> CLB4mm -> TH11 -> CLB4mm -> TH11 -> CLB4mm on the needle. In the same way we pass the thread through all the beads, and finally through the same CLB4mm.

In this way we make 7 squares.


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Once we have done it it's time for the last size increase.

We take a Hematite 6mm -> TH11 -> H6mm -> TH11 -> H6mm -> TH11 -> H6mm on the needle.

We repeat the passage of the thread through the beads.

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When the first square is ready, we change the tactics a little. Now we will only need TH11 beads. 

We take 3 on our needle and create such a mini transition. We pass through it alone with the thread 2 times (as before).

Then we take the sequence from hematite beads. In this way we make 5 squares from TH11 alone and 6 squares from H6mm.

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When we make the sixth square with hematites, it's time to start the second part of the necklace.

We lead the needle to the TH11 bead nearest the first part of the necklace. At this point we take the sequence of 3 TH11 beads. We are still beading according to the previous method of operation.

We create 5 squares from TH11 and 5 from H6mm.

Then 7 squares with CLB4mm.

And 17 squares with CLB 3mm.

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In the last (eighteenth) square we have to include the clasp, so we take CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm -> Clasp -> CLB3mm -> TH11 -> CLB3mm.

We pass the same thread several times as at the beginning. Then we secure it and cut off the excess.

And it's ready! That was quick! It is now only a matter of choosing your outfit to match!

Make sure you share your necklace on our Facebook Group. 

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