Video:How to Make a Flat Spiral Necklacewith Angela Dawn
Start beading and you can make your own gorgeous, personalized jewelry. In this how-to video from About.com, learn how to make a flat spiral beaded necklace.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Flat Spiral Necklace
Hi, this is Angela Dawn with About.com, coming to you from Beads by Design, in Atlanta, Georgia, and today I am going to show you how to make a flat spiral necklace.
Tools for Making a Flat Spiral Necklace
To make this necklace, you will need:
- 14 grams of 11/0 seed beads,
- 23 11 mm glass or crystal beads
- 7 grams of 9/0 gold seed beads
- 6 lb. pound or size D white beading thread
- thread conditioner,
- a clasp,
- a size 12 needle,
- and a cutting tool
How to Make a Flat Spiral Necklace
Arrange your beads on your bead board. Now, cut a two yard piece of thread. Next we want to add a stop bead. This will stop the necklace from coming apart.
String one 11/0 seed bead. Then go through the seed bead a second time, leaving a six inch tail. String two large beads together. Then, add five of the 11/0 seed beads, and one 9/0 seed bead, and five more 11/0 seed beads. Pass the needle through the two large beads and pull tight. Repeat this again using the same amount of beads.
Now, pass the needle back up through the two large beads, and pull. Add another large bead, and repeat adding five seed beads, one medium and five more seed beads. Now run back up through the last two large beads and pull tight. This is the basic pattern.
How to Add the Clasp to Your Beaded Necklace
Keep repeating until your reach the length you want. When you have reached the end, its time to add on the clasp. Now string four of the 11/0 seed beads. Then string on the clasp. Add four more 11/0 seed beads. String your thread through the first two large crystal beads, and pull tight. Go through the center of the spiral, forming a hoop to go through and create a knot and secure well. Cut the end thread.
Now repeat the same process when attaching the other end of the clasp.
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