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Dec. 26th, 2009 @ 09:47 pm [Tutorial] Crystal Necklace #1
Tutorial : Crystal Necklace #1
Level : Intermediate








Equipment :
- Swarovski Crystal Bicone 4 mm. (Red Siam and Crystal AB)
- Swarovski Crystal Round 6 mm. (Red Siam 6 pcs. and Crystal AB 12 pcs.)
- Swarovski Heart 10.3 x 10 mm. (Red Siam 5 pcs.)
- Seed bead (Gold)
- Jumprings
- Clasp
- Headpins (Gold)
- Nylon thread no. 25
- Optional : - Swarovski Crystal Bicone 3 mm. (Red Siam)

I got the pattern and design from Thai crystal magazine (Oct - Nov) I will wear this necklace on my sister's wedding.

I use 3 mm crystals to bead at the back of the necklace. Actually you can do anything you like. If you do not want to waste many crystals, you can use only seed beads for the back of the necklace.

1.



Use headpin with bicone crystal and jumpring with heart. Hang the heart to the bicone crystal. You can refer to this tutorial how to use tool to bend the pin.

Prepare 5 sets.

2.



I will do the tutorial only the middle part of the necklace.

Start with three seed beads. Put 4 mm. crystal to both sides and cross both threads at a crystal (red arrow).

3.



Add one crystal and one seed bead to both threads. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

4.



Add one seed bead and one crystal to both threads. Cross both threads at a crystal (red arrow).

5.



Add one crystal and one seed bead to both threads. Cross both threads at a 6mm. round crystal (red arrow).

6.



Add one seed bead and one crystal to both threads. Cross them at a crystal (red arrow).

7.



Add one crystal and one seed bead to both threads. Cross them at a 6mm. round crystal (red arrow).

8.



Pick up the one thread. Add one seed bead, one AB crystal, one seed bead, one 6mm. red round crystal, one seed bead, one AB crystal and one seed bead.

9.



Put the thread into the 6mm. round crystal (red arrow).

10.



Put the thread back into the seed beads and crystals (red arrows). And put the thread into the 6 mm. round crystal (blue arrow). Pull the threads tight.

11.



Add one seed bead and one crystal to both threads. Cross both threads at a bicone crystal set we made in step 1 (red arrow).

12.



Add one crystal and one seed bead to both threads. Cross them at a 6 mm. round crystal (red arrow).

13.



Repeat step 6 to 12. This is the middle part of the necklace.

14.



Like I said before, you can bead the back of the necklace as you like. If you want to save your crystals, you can use only seed beads. For me, I use 4mm crystal, 3mm crystals and seed beads.

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I hope you will enjoy this necklace tutorial. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!


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From:catmother
Date:December 26th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Oh! That's beautiful!
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From:nickygabriel
Date:December 26th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
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It's so beautiful! I will definitely try it after Christmas :)
Thank you!
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From:utagaki
Date:December 26th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
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I ♥ it~
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From:ksol1460
Date:December 27th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
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ooo. this is a keeper. the enormous close-up illustrations make it perfectly understandable. thanks!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 5th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
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Thank you very much !