here's a style of seed bead necklaces I've been making for a couple years now. they're really fast and easy, and are great for using up seed beads. the one in the picture is the first one I ever made. they ook best at choker length.
and here's how you make one. it's easy, so I won't bother to go into too much detail unless someone doesn't understand...
- one long string about three times as long as you want the necklace -OR- two strings 1.5 times as long
- one clasp set (clasp with two parts to it - the kind doesn't matter)
- lots of seed beads
- slightly larger beads (you may be able to use seed beads if the string is thin)
- attach your string/s to one side of your clasp. if you have one long string, simply thread through the hole in the clasp and fold in half. if you have two, tie both on. you'll now have two string, a "left" ("l") string and a "right" ("r") string
- put 12* seed beads on each string
- take a larger bead and thread it on "l" string. take "r" string and thread it through the bead in the opposite direction that you threaded the "l" one; aka towards the seed beads on "l" string.
- repeat until it's the length you want, and tie string off on the other clasp!
* you can vary the number greatly. just make sure that you use the same number on the top and bottom each time. experiment and see what you like!
different variations of colors gives very different looks. I made one with pearly hot pink beads (matched my dress) and black sparkley beads for my senior prom. experiment with using different number of beads for different loops. attach a charm in the front. it also looks cool with matching sheer ribbon woven in.