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How to make a netted collar - step by step jewellery making tutorial

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Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Joanne Lockwood shows you how to create this beautiful netted collar necklace in this step by step tutorial, using the gorgeous CrystaLove™ range. 

I fell in love with the CrystaLove™ Glass Crystal Drops as soon as I saw them and felt inspired to make something summery with the gorgeous Opalescent Tea and Emerald. Teamed with the bright seed beads I think you will agree, they will brighten up many days. Happy Stitching!


Suppliers used for this project:

CrystaLove ™ glass drop 8x13mm in emerald and tea colour

CrystaLove ™ frosted diamond 8mm in emerald

TOHO™ size 6/0 round seed beads in burnt orange and light jonquil

Findings kit in silver plated


Step 1

Before you start, I have named the beads below A,B,C,D and E:


A Bead: U1421 Size 6 Seed Bead in Inside colour / Jonquil / Burnt Orange
B Bead: U1428 Size ^ Seed Bead in Gold Lined Rainbow / Light jonquil
C Bead: Crystal Love Diamond in Opalescent Emerald
D Bead: Crystal Love 8x13mm Drop in Opalescent Emerald
E Bead: Crystal Love 8x13mm Drop in Opalescent Tea

Step 2

Cut two arm lengths of thread (approx. 2.5metres.) Start at one end of thread by creating aloop of 4 A beads, 1 Jump ring, 4 x A Beads and 1 B Bead. Knot the loose end of thread to the main section of thread.

Step 3

Working from left to right and following the pattern shown in the diagram over the tail thread used to create your loop to hide the end. Pick up 5xA, 1xB, 3xA and pass back through the bead your tail is exiting from.

Step 1

Step 4

Pick up 5 x A, 1 x B, 3 X A and pass back through the B added in the previous row.

Step 5

Pick up 3 x A, 1 x B and 3 x A. Pass back through the B added in the previous row.

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 & 5 - 9 more times.

Step 7

Pick up 8 x A, 1 x B and pass back through the last B added.

Step 8

Pick up 4 X A, 1 Jump ring, 2 x A Beads and pass through the last 3 A added in the previous row to mirror the beginning of your work. Go back through the last ring formed ensuring you exit from the last B added.

Step 9

Working from right to left, pick up 1 X B, 1 X C, 3 x B. Pass back through the next 4 x A bead on the base row. Pick up 1 x B, 1 X E, 1 x B. Pass through the next 3 A beads on the base row. Pick up 1 x B, 1 x d, 1 x B. Pass back through the next 4 A on the base row.

Step 10

Continue adding diamonds and drops in the fashion until you reach the other end. Knot and secure the thread with a drop of glue to the knot to secure. You could weave the spare thread into your design to hide the ends.

Step 11

To add the chain cut 2x 7cm lengths of chain. Attach to your design using a jump ring. On one end of the chain attach a clasp using a jump ring. 

Step 12

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