How to make a beaded regal collar– a beaded necklace tutorial
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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla
This beaded regal collar has stolen my heart. It takes more time to make than other necklaces, but the final effect is worth it. While stitching my smile gets bigger and at the end I am really proud of myself. Especially for you, I have prepared a necklace tutorial using TOHO beads in a less colourful version than traditional regal collars, but perfect to learn.
This beaded necklace goes well with almost everything. You could wear it with a casual T-shirt and jeans, it can be worn for a special occasion or it can be a fine accessory to a dress. It’s advantage is that you can make it in stages for even several days, because you repeat the same sequence over and over again so it’s impossible to be lost. I hope you will join me and make this simple regal collar with me. As you learn it you won’t be afraid of the more complicated patterns - they look complicated, but they are very nice to stitch.
Let’s do this!
Supplies used in this project:
- TOHO beads 11/0 – 5 Packs. I’ve chosen 4 Packs of Opaque Jet and 1 pack of Silver Lined Crystal. You also need TOHO 15/0's - I chose Opaque Jet.
I recommend to choose 2 colours to start with.
- CrystaLove crystals – 4mm rounds, I used oxidised lustered silver
- Jewellery thread – I used One-G in a matching colour
- Jewellery needle – John James 10/13
- Jump rings – 6mm open jump rings
- Jewellery clasp – 14mm lobster clasp
- Beading mat and sharp scissors will be useful.
Remember, our tutorials are mainly for learning the technique so the colours used here are only for inspiration. You may use any colours you like to make this necklace.
String 19 11/0 TOHO beads in a sequence (take a long enough piece of thread so that you don't have to add more at a later stage.) If you do run out of thread you can attach some more by tieing a knot and leaving long tails which can be hidden between the beads. (I don’t cut anything while stitching.)
3 black -1 silver - 2 black -1 silver - 2 black -1 silver - 2 black -1 silver - 2 black -1 silver - 3 black
String also 1 x CrystaLove crystal and 1 x 15/0 TOHO bead.
You may attach a stopper bead at the beginning to prevent the beads from sliding down. I prefer to put everything on the mat and I make the first row very slowly and gently.
Pass the needle back up through the CrystaLove crystal and 1 x 11/0 TOHO bead (omit the bottom 15/0 bead).
String 5 x 11/0 TOHO beads - 2 black – 1 silver – 2 black – and pass the needle through the 2nd (counting from the bottom) silver TOHO bead.
And again, string the same sequence of 5 x 11/0 TOHO beads as previously (2 black – 1 silver – 2 black) and pass the needle through the 2nd ( counting from the place you exited) silver bead.
String the same sequence of 5 beads (2 black – 1 silver – 2 black) and pass the needle through the very last bead.
I tie a knot here using both thread endings. Don’t cut anything.
String 6 black 11/0 TOHO beads and pass down through the first 11/0 silver TOHO bead.
Your work should look like this.
And again, the sequence. String 5 x11/0 TOHO beads – 2 black – 1 silver – 2 black – and pass the needle through the next sticking out silver bead (see the picture).
String 5 x 11/0 TOHO beads – 2 black – 1 silver – 2 black – and pass through the last silver bead of this row.
String 3 black 11/0 TOHO beads – 1 CrystaLove crystal – 1 x 15/0 TOHO.
And pass up through the CrystaLove crystal and 1 black 11/0 TOHO (omit the 15/0 TOHO).
String 5 x 11/0 TOHO beads (2 black – 1 silver – 2 black) and pass through the first sticking out silver bead.
String the same sequence of beads and pass through the next sticking out silver bead.
String the sequence of 5 beads and pass the needle through the 3rd black 11/0 TOHO bead.
String 6 black 11/0 TOHO beads and pass down through the first sticking out silver bead.
Repeat the steps 8-16 until you have reached the desired length of the regal collar.
As you have finished your work, pass the needle through the top part of the necklace several times to make it stronger and to form nice picots. You need to pass through the top row of the collar omitting the central beads of picots. The beads you need to pass through are marked with dots. Don’t cut the thread as you finish the row. Instead, pass the needle through the beads as far as you can to prevent the thread from breaking. Do the same with the second thread – I don’t cut it but I pass the thread through the beads as far as I can.
Attach the jump rings and the clasp to the outside loops of the collar. You may make extra beaded loops to attach the clasp, but I don’t find it necessary.
We can be proud of ourselves! We’ve made a beautiful, fine, outstanding beaded necklace!
Since you know how to make a regal collar of TOHO beads we hope you will make your very own version of this beautiful necklace. Show us the pictures on our Facebook group.
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