The beads that i was using were purchased at hobby lobby for around four dollars. Though regrettably, a multicolor pack was the cheapest, so I was forced to sort out the color beads I wanted. Why not just buy the color I want? we're talking meager here, people.
Step 1: Materials
1. seed beads--I used the medium size( not big, not small)
2. fishing line--you could use thread, but I felt that fishing line would be stronger and if any showed it would be hard to see.
3. super glue is technically optional, but I needed it on knots to make it very secure, because fishing line doesn't like to be tied into teeny knots.
4. Small jewelry rings ( the type used to attach charms onto bracelets)
5.Yarn OR a Clasp
Step 2: String the Beads
stop when you feel like you've reached a good length, I ended up using about a foot and a half.
when you've done that, tie the ends of your string to the rings, and add an optional dot of super glue.
Now, I thought you'd benefit more from a drawing for the next few steps, than a picture because my camera can't focus on anything close up. ( and I was BORED okay?!)
Step 3: First Tier
Start your first loop about 35 beads from the very end.( You could go all the way up to the end, but i thought it would be a waste to have loops on the back of your neck, so i didn't.) start by tying the line through and around a single bead on the necklace. Then, add 30 beads. Now you've got what you need to make your first loop!
take the end of the line a string it through a bead about 15 beads away from where you started. it way not be exact, so you should definitely eyeball it to make sure it looks okay, especially if you're using thread instead of line. After that, add 30 more beads and repeat the process.
monitor as you go to make sure you're going to land the 5th loop in the center, so that theres one loop in the center, and four on each side of that.
Step 4: Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Tiers
the next tier will only be three loops long, using the same techniques as before
the next tier two, and then the last will be only one loop long, though for the last one you will want to use more than 30 beads because it will contort when you wear it, so 32-35 is a safe range.
Step 5: Finishing/ Final Picture
upon completion, I was overcome by a spontaneous desire to put on a nice outfit to highlight my new necklace!
( yeah then Spontaneously photograph it, and spontaneously crop it and Photoshop it and upload it)