Friday, March 22, 2013
Contributor | DIY Geometric Beaded Necklace
Hey guys! It's Bec from Clouds of Colour and it's nice to be back again on the amazing Here Comes the Sun. I hope you have been enjoying the other contributors posts as much as I have. There are so many talented people out there! Today I am sharing with you a simple geometric beaded necklace DIY.
Firstly you will need to choose your favourite coloured beads. I used 2 different shapes; long thin black tubed beads and small gold ones. You will also need chain, a clasp, nylon (I stole some of my brothers fishing line!) and pliers. Lay out your design on a flat surface as seen above then follow these steps:
♥ String one long black bead, a small, then another long onto a string of nylon and center it.
♥ Add a gold bead to either side. Pull both ends of the nylon through one long bead and you should have a triangle as shown above.
♥ Add another 2 long beads (always adding a small one in between each) to either end of the nylon and using the same technique, pull both ends through the top gold bead. It may look confusing at this stage... But you're almost there!
♥ Add a long bead to each end again and pull the nylon through the first 2 gold beads.
Your geometric design is done!
All you need to do now is attach two small loops of wire to the top and fasten the chain. You can make the chain any length, depending on where you like necklaces to sit. This looks really cute layered with longer and shorter necklaces.
Have fun and experiment with different beads and designs. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Clouds of Colour
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