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« on: August 04, 2004 06:18:13 PM »

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...

materials:
- 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.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004 07:01:16 AM »

oohh, I like! alot! thanks for the tute! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2004 01:23:08 PM »

that's really pretty  Smiley I'm tempted to make one for myself too  Grin what kind of string do you use?  Huh
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2004 07:35:28 PM »

I usually use clear fishing line.  that or the nylon coated beading wire give the best effect.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2004 08:33:49 AM »

Woo hoo I made one with clear fishing line. Your directions were super easy to follow.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2004 10:01:05 PM »

yay!  so pretty.   Grin

I'l have to post a pic of the one I made for prom, that one's way cuter...  I just happened to have that one on my comp already.
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2004 01:47:24 PM »

nice!! i'm gonna have to make one..got pink and black beads!! its gonna be so cool! but how do you get the clasp to be so close to the string...i mean...for me its impossible, i only get the firts one close enough so a lil help would be great...

thanx a lot!!! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2004 08:23:32 PM »

well, if you just use one piece of string and loop it through a clasp, you can get it really close...  if you use the screw type like I used, it's a little tougher.  but one great thing about fishing line is that it stretches a little, so if you pull it really tight while you tie it off, it'll end up being just right.
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2004 02:51:35 PM »

Hi Kategirl!!

Very cool.....love it!! Wink....Quik Question...what kind of string did you use? 

Thanks!!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2004 03:19:56 PM »

I usually use clear fishing line.  that or the nylon coated beading wire give the best effect.

 Grin
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