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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. 

Materials needed:
4mm and 6mm rounds - Night Cairo sandstone
8mm rounds - Jade 
Findings kit - out of the findings kit you will need to use the crimps, wire, jump rings and a lobster clasp
Pliers

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'. 

Step 1

Cut 2x 1 metre of wire and attach both strands to the lobster clasp with a crimp bead using flat nose pliers.

Step 2

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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Step 3

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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Step 4

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

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Step 5

Repeat step 3 and 4 until you have reached your desired length. Attach the ends onto a jump ring using a crimp bead. If you wanted to create an extension chain, keep attaching jump rings onto each other to form a chain. 

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Step 6

To make the drape affect, cut approximately 1 metre of wire and attach this to the end of the necklace using a crimp bead. Thread the cord through the first 3 4mm round bead and then add 5x 6mm round beads onto the cord. Continue until you have reached the end of your necklace and attach the end of the cord using a crimp bead.

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Step 7

You can stop there or you can add the extra drop 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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