Overview, Materials and Tools Needed
Here we are going to show how to make a over the head neck lace. First you need the tools, not shown in picture.
1) A tray or cookie tray to keep beads and supplies in place. Tip a cloth or towel will help over the cookie tray will help keep the beads in place better than on the metal tray.
2) Needle-nosed pliers.
3) Round-tip pliers.
4) Clear stretch cord .8mm
5) Beads various colors and shapes
6) Head pins or Eye pins
7) Super Glue
Step 1: Make the Pendants
If any pendants in the design. Make these first. Take a pin and put the 1st bead through and then the 2nd and 3rd bead on. Take the Round-tip pliers and grab the end of the pin and start to wrap around the pliers. To make and eye on the end of the pendant.
Step 2: Arrange the Beads and Pendants
Arrange the beads and pendants on the tray in the order as they will be on the neck lace. Now take the cord and put around your neck. This will show where the neck lace will lie on you. And cut it about six inches longer (this one was about 27 inches). Then tie a knot on the end of the cord so the beads will not pull through.
Step 3: Start Stringing
Start stringing the bead, first bead will be the very back of the neck lace. Continue to thread the beads. When you come about midway through, then thread your pendant and the next bead. Continue threading the remaining beads and pendents.
Step 4: Tieing - Off
When you come to the last bead thread it. Take the first three beads and thread the
cord through again. Pull on the cord and the beads will come together and give you two tails. Tie one tail next to the bead using a overhand knot (like starting to tie your shoe laces). Then pull on the tail and this should form a half hitch snug it up to the bead than take the tail go around the main cord. And between the tail and main cord. Snug the knot up to the bead again. Brush a small amount of glue on the knot. This will keep the knot from slipping once the glue sets. Now gently pull on the tail with the knot. Now tie the knot again and glue. And cut the tails off after the glue sets.
Step 5: The Finished Product
Put your neck lace on and enjoy it.