How to make cute necklace with seed beads

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Beading is an art that requires a lot of patience and time. It is not just about making different patterns with beads, but it requires a certain degree of expertise to create something unique and beautiful. So, if you are thinking how to make cute necklace with seed beads, trust me; it takes a lot of practice to master this art.

In this article, we will help you get started on exploring the beauty of beading and introduce you to some easy ways on how to make a cute necklace with seed beads.

Why Seed Beads? 

Seed beads are small, round bead made of glass or clay. These tiny beads come in an assortment of colors and sizes ranging from 5mm to 11mm. They are perfect for creating jewelry as they are lightweight, affordable, easy to work with and come in jars that can be stored neatly in small spaces. Here’s how to make a cute necklace with them:

Crafting is not just about making decor items and accessories. It’s a means of expressing yourself and your creativity by using various mediums to come up with something unique, beautiful and personal. There are unlimited ways to use your imagination and come up with awesome craft ideas.

You can make different types of crafts such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, scrapbooking, card-making etcetera. One of the cool crafts you can try is making jewellery. Making your own necklace or any other type of jewellery comes with many benefits – you get to relax as you create something beautiful, develop patience as it takes time to learn how to make it, improve manual dexterity, discover new skills that you didn’t know you had and find joy in seeing a project through from start to finish.

Beading is a fun hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Beading is a process of creating decorative objects using small beads, usually made out of glass or metal. Beading requires a lot of patience and concentration but you will be surprised how easy it is once you get the hang of it.

 In this article, we will learn how to make a seed bead necklace with pictures. They are very popular as necklaces, bracelets, hats, and handbags among other things that you can make with them. 

 

If you have been thinking about learning how to bead, now is the perfect time to do so! Let’s start making your own cute necklace with seed beads now!

You Need

Materials
Circular memory wire; 6 cm diameter memory wire; 5 mm rings; a large carabiner; an adjusting chain with large links

 
Tools
A 0.20 mm nylon line; a thin needle; scissors; a ruler; snipping pliers for the steel wire; flat-nose pliers; needle-nose pliers

Step 1

Create 3 small pendants out of R6. Snip off 1 twist from the 6 cm diameter memory wire. Create a loop at the start. Grasp the wire between the points of the needle-nose pliers. Carefully, but thoroughly twist the wire around the pliers. Support the wire with your left thumb and carefully twist the wire with your right hand. Do it the other way around, if you are left-handed. Twist the loop back at its neck. If you have not succeeded in closing the loop, press it shut with the flat-nose pliers. Twist the loop to a perpendicular position using the flat-nose pliers.

Step 2

String 12x R6. Twist the wire immediately behind the R6 using the flat-nose pliers. String a further 12x R6. Twist the wire. String 12x R6 one more time.

Step 3

Shorten the protruding wire to about 1 cm. Twist a loop. Twist the loop into the perpendicular position. Straighten the shape, adjust the angle of twist. Both loops should be close to one another.

Step 4

Create 3 medium sized pendants from the R8. You will need about a half-twist of memory wire. Proceed in the same way as for the small pendants. This wire is stronger, so it is harder to make the loops. String 30x R8 on the sides and 20x R8 on the bottom.

Step 5

Create the 3 largest pendants. You will need about ¾ of a twist of the circular memory wire. String 40x R8 on the sides and 30x R8 on the bottom.

Step 6

Leave about 30 cm of line free at the beginning. Use the right-angle weave stitch to sew a band. String 1x R8, 1x R6, 1x R8 and 1x R6. Thread the line through the first 2x R one more time. String a further 1x R8, 1x R6, 1x R8 and 1x R6. Thread the line through the first 2x R one more time. You will have thus created two rows.

Step 7

Thread the line through the outer R8. String 1x R6. Thread the line through the R8 one more time. Continue threading the line through the central R6 and R8 from the 2nd row. String 1x R6 and 1x R8. Thread the line through the R6 and R8 from the 2nd row one more time. Thread the line through the last R6 from the 2nd row. String the R8 and thread the line through the R6 one more time. You will have now created the 3rd row.

Step 8

Alternate the procedures from Steps 6 and 7. Sew a band that is 30 – 31 cm long. The total number of rows must be even.

Step 9

Adjusting the line. Sew half a row with the reducing length of the using the procedure in Step 6. Sew the second half with a new line. Secure the next row with the new line. Only now, tie off the ends of the lines using two or three knots. Pull the ends into the surrounding R and cut off.

Step 10

The final eye. Use the initial 30 cm of the line and the sufficiently long line on the other end of the collar. The rows at both ends of the band should have been sewn using the procedure according to Step 6. Finish threading the line through the row in the middle R6 and R8. Do not thread the line through the outer R. String 6x R10. Thread the line through the central R6 and R8 one more time and also through all the R10. Thread the line through the central R6 and R8 one more time. Sew the line in between the R6 and R8. Cut it off.

Step 11

Create eyes on the lower edge of the collar. Find the central 2 rows. Leave out four rows on each side of them. Place an eye in the following two rows. You will need 4 eyes on each side. A total of 9 eyes. First, thread the line through the lower part of the row. String 4x R10. Thread the line through the lower part of the adjacent row. Thread the line through everything once again. Tie off both ends. Pull them into the surrounding R and cut them off.

Step 12

Attach the pendants to the rocaille eyes using a ring hanging from another ring.

Step 13

Cut off about 16 cm of adjusting chain. Attach both end links to the outer eye on the collar using two rings. Attach a carabiner to the second end of the collar using two rings.

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