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How to make a BOHO necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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How to make a BOHO necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Marta Draganek

Difficulty: Beginner

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Today's fabulous new tutorial comes from the talented Marta Draganek. Follow her step by step instructions to make your own Boho necklace. Ready? Lets bead!

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'. 

  • Feature Beads - Cuboid, Rola Beads or any rectangle shape will work. Although you can of course experiment with any size or shape, it should be at least 7mm in length.
  • TOHO Beads - Round 11/0, 176pcs
  • Seamless Round - 4mm, 88pcs
  • Eye pins - 40mm, 45 pcs
  • Toggle Clasp = 2pcs. From the sets of clasps, we will only use circles - they will serve as a decorative assembly element
  • SoEasy™ Suede Strap - 3 × 1.5 mm, flat strap, 2 lengths of 38 cm
  • Cord Ends - clamps, crocodile clips or clam shells - for 6mm ribbon/cord, 2 pcs
  • Clasp - approx. 10mm, 1 piece
  • Jump Rings - at least 5mm, approx. 15 pcs. They will be used to attach the clasp and to make an extension to the necklace
  • From the tools you will need round pliers - to bend pins, cutting pliers - to shorten them, and flat pliers - to assemble individual elements.

Remember - 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.

Designed by Marta Draganek-Zając - April 2018

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The main part of the necklace will be made with the eye pins. On each of them we will put a sequence of beads, then we will connect the individual pins into four bead strings, each with a length of 11 pins.

We thread [TOHO, spacer bead, TOHO, Feature Bead, TOHO, spacer bead, TOHO] on each of the pins.

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With the help of round pliers, bend the end of the pin at an angle of 90 degrees.

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Shorten the pin so that the protruding end is about 1cm long.

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Form a hook, i.e wrap the end of the pin around one of the pliers' noses.

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Close the hook with flat-nose pliers.

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Attach the next pin to the previous one, until each of the four strings of the necklace will consist of 11 pins.

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We connect the ends of the ropes with jump rings and the toggle fasteners.

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Measure the strap about 38cm long. We fold it exactly in half.

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Pass the loop through the toggle at the end of the bead strings.

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Then we thread the ends of the strap through the loop.

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Clamp the crocodile clips at the ends of the cord with flat pliers.

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Attach the clasp to the jump ring.

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In the same way attach the strap to the other side of the necklace. This time, we hang an adjusting chain on the jump ring. It can be built from single jump rings linked together.

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I decorate the end of the chain with a pendant made by myself - these are the same beads that we used in the central part of the necklace.

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This is what the finished necklace looks like! How do you like it? Share your version on our Facebook Group.

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