DIY Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial
I created the necklace hoping you guys will like it It’s a variation of the Double Needle Right Angle Weave, showing what you can do with the technique.
The length of the necklace is 18 inches. The shape of the bicones when weaved into units of right angle weave creates a lace-like effect on the bicones, perfect for low-neck and V shaped outfit. With crystals you can wear this on formal occasions and using other colors you can be as hip and casual, even with plain jeans.
Materials Needed:4mm crystal bicones
8/0 bronze seed beads
13 x 15mm x 12.5mm coral briolette
2 crimp beads
flat nose pliers
Terms and description:
RAW – right angle weave
units of RAW – sets of right angle weave
Step 2: Creating the necklace with Double Needle Right Angle Weave
Turn your beadwork upside down and follow the pattern how to do double needle right angle weave. Continue to weave and add units of RAW with the pattern until you reach your desired length for half of the necklace. In this tutorial I have about 22 units of RAW for an 18-inch necklace.
Once you reach your desired length, stop with the pattern. At this point you need to make a turn, either to your left or right. In this tutorial we are making a turn to my left.
Follow again your pattern from Step 2, but this time weave upwards, into a “V” shape. The last unit of RAW from the 1st half of the necklace shall be counted as 1 unit of RAW when weaving the 2nd half of the necklace.
Then pass each thread into the next 3 seed beads until it meets and cross into the bicone. Secure your threads by passing back thru several seed beads and bicones and then make a knot. Cut of excess threads. Press the crimp bead and close the calotte.
Skip 1 unit and then place another briolette. Position the rest of the briolette by skipping 1 unit of RAW after a briolette.Mark the last unit of RAW where you had your last briolette. In this tutorial for an 18-inch necklace we used 6 briolette on each side of the necklace. You may add as many briolette if you want, depending on how long the necklace is.
Cut another arm span of thread. Make knots to secure and weave into several seed beads and bicones, and get ready to start attaching the briolette. You had your unit of RAW that was marked. Have your thread come out a seed bead from the previous unit. Slide in a bicone, seed bead, briolette, seed bead and then bicone.
Pass the thread into a seed bead, bicone and seed bead from the next unit of RAW and pull the thread.
String again the same set of briolette and pass the thread into a seed bead, bicone and seed bead from the next unit of RAW. Continue weaving in this manner until you have 6 briolettes attached.
String 4 seed beads, briolette and 4 seed beads. In clockwise direction pass the thread back thru the center seed bead, the next bicone and seed bead. Pull the thread. You have finished half of the necklace. Do the same for the other half. Repeat Step 8 for the next unit of RAW then repeat the pattern of stringing and attaching the briolettes to match the other side. To secure the threads, make knots and pass back thru several seed beads and briolette. Cut off excess thread. Attach your clasp.
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