Long Blue Seed Bead Necklace: Project Instructions

Long Blue Seed Bead Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Make this long multiple strand seed bead & crystal necklace using tigertail and a fancy heart parrot clasp. This necklace features bronze coloured findings and blue beads.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 167 aquamarine blue 4mm round crystals
  • 220 x 6/0 aqua blue seed beads
  • 220 x 6/0 silverlined aqua blue seed beads
  • 220 x 6/0 medium aqua blue seed beads
  • 220 x 6/0 dark opaque blue seed beads
  • 220 x 6/0 opaque light aqua seed beads
  • 1 bronze large fancy heart parrot clasp
  • 6 x 80cm lengths of bronze tigertail
  • 12 bronze small tube crimps
  • 2 bronze eye pins
  • 1 'handmade' hand metal charm
  • 2 x 3.5cm lengths of chain
  • 2 long decorative bead caps

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Twirlie Wirlies
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Take your first strand of tigertail and thread on a small crimp, then through one of the loops on one of the eye pins and back through the crimp. Squish the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail. Repeat this process with the remaining 5 strands of tigertail.

Take one piece of tigertail and thread on 220 x 6/0 opaque light aqua seed beads. Finish this strand by threading on a small tube crimp and going through the loop of your other eyepin and back through the crimp. Pull tightly so there is no gaps in your beads and squish the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail.

Take your next piece of tigertail and thread on 220 x 6/0 silverlined aqua blue seed beads. Finish this strand by threading on a small tube crimp and going through the loop of your other eyepin and back through the crimp. Pull tightly so there is no gaps in your beads and squish the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail.

Take your next piece of tigertail and thread on 220 x 6/0 medium aqua blue seed beads. Finish this strand by threading on a small tube crimp and going through the loop of your other eyepin and back through the crimp. Pull tightly so there is no gaps in your beads and squish the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail.

Take your next piece of tigertail and thread on 270 x 8/0 dark opaque blue seed beads. Finish this strand by threading on a small tube crimp and going through the loop of your other eyepin and back through the crimp. Pull tightly so there is no gaps in your beads and squish the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail.

Take your next piece of tigertail and thread on 220 x 6/0 aqua blue seed beads. Finish this strand by threading on a small tube crimp and going through the loop of your other eyepin and back through the crimp. Pull tightly so there is no gaps in your beads and squish the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail.

Take your last piece of tigertail and thread on 167 x 4mm aquamarine blue round faceted crystals. Finish this strand by threading on a small tube crimp and going through the loop of your other eyepin and back through the crimp. Pull tightly so there is no gaps in your beads and squish the crimp down and cut off any excess tigertail.

Thread the straight part of the eye pin through one of the long decorative bead caps (so that the six strands come up to the larger opening of the bead cap, with the eye pin poking out the top of the smaller end) and pull up reasonably tightly. Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies.

Open up the last link on one of your pieces of chain and thread through the loop you just created. Close securely.

On the other side of the necklace, repeat the above process, so that you have a long decorative bead cap and a piece of chain on either side. Open up the very last link of chain on one side of your necklace and attach the large fancy parrot clasp and close securely.

Open the very last link of chain on the other side and attach your 'handmade' charm and close securely.

Your necklace is now complete and ready to wear!

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