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Simple Bead Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Simple Bead Necklace - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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Those new to beading will find this video on How to use a Jump Ring very useful

Simple elegance can be just beautiful as intricate beadwork. Large beads are teamed with spacers and cords to create this beautifully simple design. Team it with your favourite white tee <3 Ready? Let's get Creative!

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Designed by Joanne - August 2021

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Take 7 of your 12mm beads and 8 of your spacer beads. Line them up in an order you are happy with.

Cut a metre of S-Lon™. Thread 1 x 12mm and 1 x spacer and slide them to half way down your thread.

Pass back through the 12mm bead and tie three knots (the knots will be hidden by the next spacer bead so don't worry about them being tidy, just secure).

Keep your tension snug but not tight throughout - we want a soft drape.

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Thread a spacer bead and a 12mm bead onto both cords and tie three knots.

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Continue adding beads in this manner until you have 1 x 12mm and 2 x spacer beads left.

Thread a spacer bead onto both strands.

Then thread the 12mm bead and the last spacer onto 1 of the strands.

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As in the beginning, pass through the 12mm bead.

Pull all snug and tie the strands together, hiding the knots under the spacer bead.

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Cut off the excess thread.

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Step 6

Add a Jump Ring  to each end, threading it through the hole of the spacer bead.

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Step 7

Make a group of 3 jump rings:

Take one jump ring and ensure it is full closed. Add a second jump ring and third jump ring to form a little rose.

Repeat 5  ire times to make 6 little roses.

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Using more jump rings, add 2 of these little roses to either side of the bead string just made, finishing with a single jump ring on each side.

i.e. 1 Jump ring, 1 rose, 1 jump ring, 1 rose & 1 jump ring.

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Cut a metre of cord in half. Taking 1 piece, fold it in half and pass the loop through the last jump ring just added.

Pass the tails through the loop and pull tight.

Repeat on the other side.

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The length of the cord straps is entirely up to you. Allow for finishing (7cm) and for the beads (22cm).

Cut your cords to size ensuring the ends are neat, even and the same length.

You might find it easier to use a paper clip to keep the cords still for this part.

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Glue the cords into the ends caps and allow to completely dry before taking the final steps.

Add a jump ring and rose to one of the end caps. Then a further jump ring and one side of the toggle clasp.

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Repeat on the other side and it's finished!

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