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How to make a necklace of rivoli crystals - Step by step tutorial

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How to make a necklace of rivoli crystals - Step by step tutorial

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Expert

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Together with Paula Ziemska we invite you to a new tutorial in creating beautiful jewellery. Paula will show you how to make a necklace of rivoli crystals using the very glamorous CrystaLove ™ range and the sparkling Bonny rivoli's. If you do not like jewellery in intense colours, we encourage you to make a necklace to your liking in softer tones. Let's get started! 

Remember my course on braiding BONNY crystals with firepolish beads? It will be a little similar – only this time I will show how to use 3mm round beads for braiding :) The necklace of bonny crystals will particularly appeal to those of you who like richly decorated and eye-catching jewellery. 

Materials required:
CrystaLove ™ Bicone 3mm in two colours
Firepolish ™  3mm faceted round
Rivoli crystal - BONNY ™ 14mm rivoli
TOHO ™ round  in 3 different sizes 15/0, 11/0 and 8/0
Chain
Jump rings  5mm
Tassel charms
Beading Thread
Bead needle 
Scissors 

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.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

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Cut a thread measuring 120cm long

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We thread on 4 FP beads. We pass the needle through all 4 and make a knot.

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We pass through the nearest FP bead and put on 3 more beads. We pass through the base bead and another two, so that the thread comes out of the top bead. We repeat the action to put on 28 beads.

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Do not try to tighten the thread tightly. Once we get to this point we take one FP bead and pass through the first of the ends of our work. We get another one and that's how we get the ring.

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We pass the needle so that it is in the FP bead at the peripheral of our work, then we put the bead TH 15/0 and pass through the nearest FP bead.

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Repeat this 10 times. When we add the last TH bead, we pass with a needle so that it is in the opposite row.

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There we repeat the action of adding a TOHO bead, only this time it will be beads 11/0. In the same way, we add 10 beads.

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Place the bonny rivoli in our beaded case and pass the thread itself through the entire circle FP -> TH 11/0 → FP -> TH 11/0, etc

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We stretch the thread, so that the piece will tighten on the crystal. We move back to the row FP → TH 15/0 → FP → TH 15/0 and repeat passing the thread itself through the beads.


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The crystal should no longer fall out, but we will make a security feature. Our thread should come out of the bead TH 15/0.

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If this is the case, we take 3 beads TH 11/0 and thread into 3 bead TH 15/0.

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We repeat the action a total of 5 times (5 beads TH 15/0 will be omitted).

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If we have already completed the lap, we pass with a needle so as to exit the second bead in the first three added by us.

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We take 2 beads TH 11/0 and thread into the bead of the next three.

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And again we repeat the 5 times.

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We pass the thread so that the needle comes out of any FP bead located in the middle of our needlework.

We take on the needle bead TH 15/0 – TH 8/0 – TH 15/0 and carry the needle "diagonally" sticking into the adjacent FP bead.

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17. Follow the scheme below: 

→ TH 15/0 → BC -> TH

15/0 → TH 15/0 → TH 8/0

→ TH 15/0 → TH 15/0 → BC

→ TH 15/0 → TH 15/0 → BC

→ TH 15/0 → TH 15/0 → TH 8/0

→ TH 1 5/0 → TH 15/0 → TH 8/0 → TH 15/0

→ TH 15/0 → TH

8/0 → TH 15/0 → TH 15/0

→ BC → TH 15/0 → TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0

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Our work should look like this for now:

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The thread should come out of the FP bead. We acquire one bead TH 15/0 and lead it diagonally passing through the FP bead.

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We take another bead TH 15/0 and thread into the FP bead.

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We repeat the action by flying through all the work. The piece of the first part of the necklace is ready.

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Note that the beads TH8/0 are laid parallel to the edge of our work. This is very important because we will be doing cell-linking. We can hide and cut the thread. Now we take pliers and mount our jump rings on the bottom three beads TH 8/0.

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Our first bead is ready. We fly with the next one! The first steps are carried out in the same way as with the previous bead. I changed the colour of the thread too 

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The change occurs only when making a decorative picot. In the previous braid we used FP beads – here we will focus on TH itself.

On the thread we acquire a bead TH 15/0 -> TH 11/0 -> TH 15/0 and as in the previous one we thread into the adjacent FP bead.

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Repeat the action 10 times.

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Once we have done one braid, we need to (as before) add th beads 15/0.

Starting with FP we acquire one TH 15/0 and lead by sticking in TH 11/0 so that the bead is laid parallel to the edge of the work (this is very important).

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And of course we repeat this until the end of the lap.

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Finishing we thread through into the first added bead TH 11/0. Now we take 5 beads TH 11/0 and insert the needle into the adjacent bead TH 11/0.

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Now follow this pattern → 4x same TH 11/0 → 1x 2 TH 11/0 + TH 8/0 + 2 TH 11/0, → 4x same TH 11/0 and finally → 1x 2 TH 11/0 + TH 8/0 + 2 TH 11/0.

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Our work should look like this:

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Thread into the first two beads TH 11/0 and lead the needle through the next two (leaving aside the vertex – the thread should run under it). We repeat this action 10 times.

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Another crystal has been braided – we can  hide and cut the thread.  

Now onto the next bezel. The base looks the same so I will no longer repeat the pictures. Nothing changes to make the pendants and here (going clockwise) is the scheme:

-> TH 15/0 – TH

8/0 – TH 15/0 -> TH 15/0 – TH 8/0 – TH

15/0 -> TH 15/0 -> BC -> TH 15/0

-> TH 15/0 -> BC -> TH 15/0

-> TH 15/0 -> BC -> TH 15/0

-> TH 15/0 -> BC -> TH 15/0

-> TH 15/0 – TH 8/0 – TH 15/0

-> TH 15/0 -> BC -> TH 15/0 -> TH 15/0 -> BC -> TH 15/0 -> TH 15/0 -> BC -> TH 15/0

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And again diagonally we weave beads TH 15/0. Here, too, you need to remember that the beads 8/0 are laid out parallel to the FP beads from the edge of the work. 

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This is what crystal 3 looks like.

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Great! We already have 3 crystals, two more. The middle (with yellow picot) we perform the same as in scheme No. 2.

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A small change will occur only in the decorative scheme of the last bead. We need to make a mirror image of it. Going clockwise, the decorative scheme looks like this:

→ TH 15/0 →
TH 8/0 → TH 15/0 → TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0
→ TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0
→ TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0
→ TH 15/0 → TH 8/0 → TH 15/0
0 → TH 15/0 → TH 8/0 → TH 15/0
→ TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0
→ TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0
→ TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0
→ TH 15/0 → BC → TH 15/0

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Now to assemble your necklace. 

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Now attach the tassles onto your design using jump rings. 

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We connect together as shown in the image. 

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Attach the chain onto the design using jump rings. 

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This is how your necklace should look :)

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Be sure to show off your version of the necklace on our Facebook group.

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