Ocean Sieve Necklace
Designed by: Livvy Hull
To make centrepiece
Cut 2 metres of nymo thread and condition. Thread through needle and double up tying knot at the end.
Thread through one hole in centre of the seive making sure that you pass needle back up between both bits of thread to hold it onto the disk.
Using size 15 seed beads pick up any number of beads or colour combinations onto the needle (minimum 10 beads) and pass needle back down through next hole along. For this design each colour is alternated around the sieve.
Bring needle back up into the next hole along and repeat step 3 and 4 until entire sieve is covered.
Once sieve is covered in seed beads, bring needle back up into any hole on disk and thread 1 swarovski crystal onto needle. Pass back down next hole along as previously done with seed beads. Place crystals anywhere you feel would look best.
Once all 3 crystals are in place, pass needle back down and turn sieve over. Push needle under the threads on the back to tie off. To tie off, half push needle under threads and wrap spare thread around needle 3 times then pull through to create knot. (Glue can be used for extra security on knot if you wish).
Cut another piece of thread 1 metre and condition. Tie onto bottom faster loop on sieve (you should have 2 attachment loops at the top and one at the bottom) and thread on as many size 15 seed beads as you wish with 2 or 3 AC293 crystals in between. Pass needle back up through the first bead creating a loop tie off and repeat as many times as you wish to create a dangle and tie off.
To make Necklace
Cut and condition 2 metres of nymo thread.
Pick up 6 size 11 seed beads and pass through the left hand attachment ring then pass the needle back through the six seed beads to form a ring remembering to leave a 6 inch tail for tying off at the end.
Pass needle through the seed beads and the ring several times to make sure it is secure.
Pick up 10 size 11 seed beads and 3 AC293 crystals. Repeat process until you have desired length. In this case the pattern was repeated 10 times.
After you have completed the last lot of 10 seed beads, add 3 more seed beads then one half of the clasp then 3 more seed beads. Pass needle back up the first 3 beads, through the clasp and the last 3 seed beads to form a ring as done when attaching the chain to the centrepiece.
Repeat several times till clasp secure.
Once secure pick up 10 size 11 seed beads and one crystal pass back through the 2nd crystal of the first row only. Pick up 1 crystal and 10 seed beads and one crystal. This creates the cross pattern in the necklace. Repeat this process until back at the start point on the centrepiece. Again pass needle though the circle of beads made at the start of this chain and once secure tie off. Remember to tie off the tail thread.
Repeat steps 1-7 for second side of chain.
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