How to make a long boho style necklace - a jewellery making tutorial | Projects | beadsdirect.co.uk
0

How to make a long boho style necklace - a jewellery making tutorial

Information about project:

How to make a long boho style necklace - a jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

Rating:

If, like Monika Wojdyła, you are a fan of boho style, you love trailing skirts, flowers, tassels and long necklaces - this tutorial is for you :)! In this jewellery making tutorial, Monika will show you how to make a long boho style necklace. Some beads, jewellery pins and patience is enough to create an effective, handmade necklace! 

The bonus because I love beads is that I can make a necklace quickly by myself. Sometimes a free moment in the evening means that in the morning I have a new accessory that completely changes my outfit. I hope that you will be tempted to take this tutorial and make with me a necklace that is all that I love: natural stones and tassels!

Semi Precious Gemstones - 60 beads in size 6mm. I opted for a wonderful Tourmaline Agate.
A decorative Semi Precious stone with a hole to finish - can be any shape, I chose a flower Camouflage Jasper.
Bead Caps - flowers 6mm - all metal blanks, which I've used in the colour antique bronze.
Eye pins - I used 50mm ones.
Lobster Clasp - classic 14mm
Jump rings - 8mm
Cord - I used flat suede 3 × 1.5mm in red. 1 metre length.
Spacer beads - I chose cylindrical in two sizes 8x3mm and 6.5x3mm (Substituted in the Products List for Copper round spacer beads)
End Caps - hole 8.5mm (only needed if you decide to make the tassel following the second way - Products used list follows the first way - no end caps included)
You will also need: 
Stiff cardboard 7 cm wide for winding tassel (If you are following the second method for the tassel)
Pliers - cutters, flat nose, round nose and scissors
Jewellery glue - e.g. hasulith
Matt for beads - it is advisable so that the beads do not escape

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! <3

Step 1

NOTE: For this tutorial, you will need to know how to turn a loop with an eyepin, we have a video tutorial if you need help with how to do this, please click HERE. 

Firstly, we put a bead on the eye pin, trim it so that you can create an eyelet at the other end.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 2

We will connect most of the beads with the eyelets at the ends of the pins. Our necklace will consist of two parts connected by a circle, so the beads and spacers should be divided into two equal parts.

Step 1

Step 3

So that our necklace is not too boring, we can also put 3 beads on each of the pins and put floral bead caps on some beads. From time to time, we can also attach spacers instead of a bead. I made the whole necklace from a repetitive sequence that you can see in the picture.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

When we finish the first part, i.e. use half of our beads, we put on a jump ring at the end.

Step 1

Step 5

And from the jump ring we begin to create the second part of the necklace - a mirror image of the first half.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 6

At the ends we put a jump ring and a lobster clasp on the ring.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 7

Now we put a decorative stone on the pin, trim it appropriately and make an eye, which we mount on a jump ring at the bottom, connecting both parts of the necklace.

Step 1

Step 8

We will mount a tassel at the bottom of the stone. I have two suggestions for you.

First Version Of Tassel;

We cut two straps, which should be folded in half as long as we want our tassel to be.

Step 1

Step 9

We put a jump ring on the cord and hold them with pliers.

Step 1

Step 10

Through the resulting eye we pull the ends of the straps and draw so that a fairly even knot arises. All the time keep a hold of the ring from the top with pliers. We attach the tie to the stone and it's ready.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 11

Second Version Of Tassel;

The cord is evenly wrapped around the cardboard.

Step 1

Step 12

We cut the straps on the edge of the cardboard. Carefully and slowly pull out the cardboard holding the top of the straps in your fingers. We fold our thick tassel in half and add some glue into the end cap.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 13

We add a jump ring to the end cap. 

Step 1

Step 14

And we attach to the stone on our necklace.

Step 1

Step 15

I hope that I was able to inspire you to create such simple necklaces and create a lot of colorful versions. I am looking forward to seeing yours on our Facebook Group. 

Step 1