Modular Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial |

Modular Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Modular Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Modular Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Kasia

Difficulty: Beginner


Today we have a necklace that Kasia conjured up for you from cord and large holed beads. With a wealth of cords and colours to choose from, the options are limitless! Ready? Let's get creative!

You can add all the items you need 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 and the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

  • Ceramic Beads  - 7 pcs.  With at least a 2.3mm inner hole
  • Split Rings - 8 pcs. At least 7mm inner hole. These can be replaced with any large holed bead or spacer with a hole of at least 7mm.
  • 2mm Cord  - about 3m, coated, waxed or rubber cord work best
  • Clickin/Plug in Clasp - 7mm hole
  • Glue

Alternatives to the clickin/Plug in clasp:

  • End Cap - 2 pcs. 7mm hole
  • Lobster Clasp - 1 pc.
  • Jump or Split Rings - 2 pcs.

Remember - 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.

Designed by Kasia - 2012

Step 1

Cut the cord into 6 sections of approx. 50 cm each.

Thread all of them through one of the split rings/spacers.

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Step 2

On one of the cords, place a bead in such a way that it sits at the bottom, under the other cords.

TIP: Use glue to coat the end of the cord for approx. 3cm and twist tightly so that it turns into a point. Once dry, cut the cord on an angle so that it becomes much like a large needle. This will make threading beads much easier

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Step 3

Add another split ring/spacer onto all the cords again.

Continue threading the remaining elements alternately.

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Step 4

Cut the ends of the cord to the same length and glue them into the clasp. Repeat at the other end.

Alternatively, glue the ends into End Caps and attach jump or split rings and then a lobster clasp.

TIP: It can be tricky to get so many cords into one end cap/clasp. Try tying them together and adding ample glue to form a neat end before putting on the cap/clasp. The thread used to tie them together can be removed once the glue has dried.

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Step 5

Once the glue is completely dry, it's ready to wear <3

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