Purple/Pink Long Seed Bead Necklace: Project Instructions

Purple/Pink Long 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 copper coloured findings and purple/pink beads.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 200 x 6/0 baby pink luster seed beads
  • 340 x 11/0 opaque grape purple seed beads
  • 200 x 6/0 bright pink seed beads
  • 200 x 6/0 bright purple seed beads
  • 154 pink 4mm round glass crystals
  • 10 small tube crimps
  • 1 fancy heart parrot clasp
  • 2 eye pins
  • 5 x 80cm lengths of bronze tigertail
  • 1 'handmade' metal charm
  • 2 x 3.5cm lengths of chain
  • 2 long decorative bead caps

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • twirlie wirlies
  • wire cutters
  • crimping pliers

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 4 strands of tigertail.

Take one piece of tigertail and thread on 200 x 6/0 bright pink 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 200 x 6/0 dark purple 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 200 x 6/0 baby pink luster 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 340 x 11/0 opaque grape purple 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 154 pink 4mm round glass 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 a 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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