This is so pretty. I'd like to know how to make one like it. Are there instructions posted somewhere on the site? I'm new to Craftster so I'm not quite sure how it works.
Kitty, I just improvised this design. Before you begin crocheting, string the beads onto the thread, keeping in mind that it's better to put too many beads on the string than not enough. Can't add beads once you've started crocheting. Then start crocheting. Make a few chains, pull up a bead, crochet the bead into the chain, and keep on going until you achieve the desired length, pulling up beads at regular intervals.
Closures can be done in a few ways. You can crochet several lengths of beaded chains, tie the ends together and tie the ends to a split ring or closed jump ring, and attach the clasp findings to the rings.
Or, you can do what I did, which is crochet the closures, to eliminate the need for metal clasps. If you are going to do it this way, you need to think about the closure before you start crocheting. Add all of your beads to the thread. Begin by crocheting a small bobble, this will be your toggle. Then crochet your beaded strand to the desired length. Finish by crocheting a ring that will fit around the bobble you made in the beginning. Voila! You have a toggle closure. Here is one I made a while ago:
I realize that these instructions aren't very detailed. When I have more time, I will make a better tut, with pics. If you have any more questions, I will do my best to answer them. You can also look on YouTube for videos of how to make these kinds of necklaces.