Ring A Rosie Necklace
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STEP 1. Pick up 6 pip beads and 6 seed beads in alternating order, starting with a pip bead.
STEP 2. Form a circle by passing through all the beads again, continuing on into the next seed bead.
STEP 3. Pick up 17 seed beads, and coming back on yourself, pass back through the pip bead, the seed bead and on through the next pip and seed bead.
STEP 4. When you have added the 5th petal, sew through as before, but continue on into the first 3 seed beads of the first petal you added.
STEP 5. Pick up 11 seed beads and pass back through the last 3 seed beads of the previous (5th) petal. You now have finished your first flower. Sew through some beads and fasten off your thread. Repeat all steps to create 2 more flowers.
STEP 6. Using co-ordinating jump rings, connect the flowers together as shown in the image. Alternatively, you can make small rings of seed beads to connect the flowers together for a more decorative finish.
STEP 7. To make the necklace chain, cut a new length of thread and thread on groups of 15 seed beads and pearls inbetween them until this side of the necklace is long enough. This will be one of the straps, we made ours approx 7 inches long. Thread on another 15 seed beads after the last pearl and loop around and pass back through the first seed bead here. This will make the small loop for one half of your toggle clasp. Thread this back into the beads and out the other end of the seed beads. At this end, thread on a final pearl and make a loop of approx. 12 seed beads, looping through one of the petals on your flowers. Thread back up into the strap and secure the threads using knots.
STEP 8. To make the other side of the toggle clasp, on a separate piece of thread, pick up 1 seed bead, 4 pearls and 1 seed bead. Skipping the last seed bead you added, pass back through the 4 pearls and the seed bead. Skip this seed bead again and thread through 2 of the pearls, exiting the middle of the 'bar'. Pick up 7 or 8 seed beads and wrap around the gap between the 2nd and 3rd pearl. Sew around this loop again to keep it in place between the pearls. Repeat the process as you did for the other strap on the necklace and add 15 seed beads in groups between pearls and connect this to the other side of your flowers to complete your necklace.
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