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Learn how to create a beaded collar necklace - step by step tutorial

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Learn how to create a beaded collar necklace - step by step tutorial

Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Beginner

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Who doesn't love a collar necklace? Leah will show you how to make this cute frill collar necklace which will look great with any outfit. Adapt the design with your favourite coloured beads and with any extra beads, you could even make a matching bracelet.  Ready? Let's bead. 

You can add all the items you need for the bracelet 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 Used List':

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so 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 creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery?

Designed by Leah Connolly - August 2020

Step 1

Attach a jump ring to a lobster clasp using flat nose pliers.

Cut a 2 metre length of thread and attach to the jump ring.

Thread on 1x 4mm round bead onto each strand and then thread on 1x 4mm round bead onto both strands making sure the cords go in to the hole in opposite directions.

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Thread on 3x 4mm round beads and 1x 8mm pearl onto the right hand cord. Thread the end of the cord back through the 3x 4mm round bead on the cord and pull the cord tight. Now thread 3x 4mm round beads onto the left hand cord, thread the cord up through the 8mm round bead and back through the 3x 4mm round beads. Pull the cord tight.

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Thread 1x 4mm round bead onto both strands making sure the cords go in to the hole in opposite directions.

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Repeat step 3 and 4 until you have reached your desired length.

Add 1 x 4mm bead to each strand. Tie the ends of each strand onto a jump ring and weave back through your work with both threads, tying knots at regular intervals. Trim threads. If you wanted to create an extension chain, keep attaching jump rings onto each other to form a chain.

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To make the drape affect, cut approximately 1 metre of thread and tie this to the jump ring just added. Thread through the  4mm beads until you exit the centre 4mm bead beneath the first 8mm bead.  Pick up 5x 6mm round beads and skipping 1x 8mm bead, pass through the centre 4mm bead beneath the next 8mm bead along.

 Continue until you have reached the end of your necklace and tie onto your design.

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You can stop there or you can add the extra drape part at the front. To do this you will need a needle and thread. Cut 20cm of thread, secure the thread onto the necklace and thread through one 6mm round bead. Thread 8x 6mm round beads onto the thread, then through another 6mm round bead to secure it onto the necklace.

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Please do share with us your finished pieces in our Facebook Group. We would love to see how you did it Your Way.

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