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How to Make a Ginko™ & Semi Precious Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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How to Make a Ginko™ & Semi Precious Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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Matubo Ginko™ Beads
6mm Round Beads
Preciosa Rocaille Beads

In this Free project Joanne mixes Matubo Ginko™ Beads with Seed Beads and 6mm Semi Precious Round Beads to form a delicate necklace. It is very easy to change the look by using different colours and finish of beads. Perhaps you could turn it into a full collar by using more Ginko™ Beads to widen the central part and making less RAW strapping. Oh the possibilities!! 

I fell in love with these Quartz With Tourmaline Needles beads and wanted to create something with contrasting colours. With the Matubo Ginko™ Beads available in so many different colours and finishes, I was spoilt for choice! Eventually I decided on Metallic Suede Dark Plum and added seed beads in shades of Pink to make them pop. Don't forget to share your finished pieces on our social media pages. We would love to see how you did it Your Way. Joanne x

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To begin, thread your needle with approx 2 metres of thread and pick up 1 x 8ROC, 3 x 9ROC, 1 x 8ROC, 1 x Ginko, 1 x 9ROC, 1 x 8ROC and 1 x 9ROC.

Pass back through all of these beads again to form a ring around the Ginko bead. Knot the threads when they meet. 

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The side with 3 beads over the Ginko will become the top. Pass through beads until your thread exits the central bead (8ROC) at the top. Pick up 3 x 9ROC, 1 x 8ROC, 1 x 9ROC, 1 x Ginko Bead, 1 x 8ROC, 3 x 9ROC and 1 x 8ROC.

Pass up through the second hole of the Ginko bead and then through the nearest 8ROC. 

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Pick up 3 x 9ROC, 1 x 8ROC, 1 x 9ROC, 1 x Ginko Bead, 1 x 8ROC, 3 x 9ROC and 1 x 8ROC.

Pass up through the second hole of the Ginko bead and then through the nearest 8ROC. 

Repeat 6 more times to form a string of 9 Ginko beads.

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On the final Ginko, continue to pass through the beads until your thread exits the central 8ROC of the beads at the bottom of the Ginko.

Pick up 3 x 9ROC, 1 x 8ROC, 1 x 6mm round & 3 x 9ROC.

Skipping the 3 x 9ROC just added, pass back through the 6mm bead and the next 8ROC.

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Pick up 3 x 9ROC and pass through the central 9ROC under the next Ginko along.

Repeat steps 4 & 5 to the end of the Ginko beads.

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On reaching the last Ginko row, continue passing the thread path around until you exit the outer 9ROC on the top of the first Ginko.

Now we will make the RAW strap of the necklace. Pick up 3 x 9ROC and pass through the bead your thread is exiting from, but from the opposite direction to form a circle. Pass through the next 2 beads just added. Pick up 3 x 9ROC and again, pass through the bead your thread is exiting from, but from the opposite direction to form a circle. Repeat until you reach your desired length.

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On reaching the desired length, pick up 5 x 9ROC, 1 x 6mm bead and 3 x 9ROC.

Skipping the last 3 x 9ROC added, pass through the 6mm bead and 4 of the 9ROC beads. Pick up 1 more 9ROC and pass through the central 9ROC on the RAW strap. Pass through all of the beads just added as many times as the beads will allow to re-enforce the work, knotting the thread to the base work at regular intervals. Trim thread.

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Thread your needle with approx 1 metre of thread. Working around the last Ginko bead at the unfinished end of the necklace, work through the beads, tying the thread to the base work at regular intervals. Ensure your thread is exiting the last outer 9ROC on the top of the first Ginko. 

Make a RAW strap as in step 6. Upon reaching the desired length, pick up 16 x 9ROC. Skipping 12 of these 9ROC, pass back through the next 3 x 9ROC. Pick up 1 more 9ROC, skip the last 9ROC and pass through the 9ROC on the RAW strap your thread is exiting from, but in the opposite direction. 

Again, pass through all of the beads just added as many times as the beads will allow to re-enforce the work, knotting the thread to the base work at regular intervals. Trim thread.


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