Elegant Beaded Necklace Tutorial




Introduction: Elegant Beaded Necklace Tutorial

About: Jane Chew aka XQDesigns is the chief editor behind 2 popular jewelry making blogs and websites: Handmade Jewelry Club and DIY Lessons. She started jewelry making as a hobby few years ago and was amazed how she…

Here is a necklace that I created that looks really classy :) Hope you'll be able to follow through the steps.

Step 1:

First, with an arm span of thread I thread in a seed bead and place it at the center of the thread followed by a pearl.

Step 2:

Next, on my left and right threads I thread in 5 seed beads, cross the thread into a bicone, and then thread in a bicone on the left and right thread again, and cross it into a bicone. The arrows will help so you can follow the steps. 

Step 3:

On the right thread I have 6 seed beads and on my left thread I have 2 seed beads, a pearl and 2 seed beads. Then cross both threads into a bicone. 

Step 4:

Follow the pattern of sliding in the beads until you reach your desired length. At the end of the right thread slide in 15 seed beads and make a loop by bringing the thread back into the bicone.

Insert  both threads into the next bicone, seed beads and a pearl until the left thread comes out of the pearl and the right thread comes out of the seed beads. 

Step 5:

On your left, thread in a pearl and on your right, thread in 2 pearls. Then cross the threads into the pearl.

Step 6:

Looking at the picture, on my right I have 2 seed beads, a bicone and 2 seed beads. On my left thread I have 2 seed beads then passed the thread into a bicone, and added again 2 seed beads and crossed the threads into a pearl.

Continue the pattern of sliding in the beads until you reach the other end of the necklace.

Step 7:

Once you're done secure the thread and cut off the excess.  The pearl and the loop you created will serve as your clasp.

Step 8:

This is another variation I created using white beads. Hope you had fun and was able to follow through the pattern. I have the complete steps on my blog and you can also download a PDF copy at this LINK.

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    Sharon H
    Sharon H

    6 years ago

    I can't wait to make this, I practiced with beads that don't really go together. Can't wait to get the colors I want. Beautiful


    6 years ago

    I made this necklace for my mom. She loved it!!!!!


    7 years ago on Step 8

    I am unable to find where to load the PDF for this beautiful necklace. I thought it was free but when I get to the DIY site, it has a price of $4.50. Thanks for any advice/help. dolfngirls3@comcast.net

    Now that is really fancy! I love how it's just continuous weaving. I hate when you have to cute and start again some place. Very, very nice :D