What can you say about this necklace?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
clasp
2 crimp beads
2 calotte
Nylon thread

Tools Needed:
Scissors
flat nose pliers

Terms and description:
RAW – right angle weave
units of RAW – sets of right angle weave

Step 1: Attaching the clasp
Cut 72 inches nylon thread. Fold the thread in half and slide in a crimp bead. Position the crimp bead at the center of the folded thread.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Slide in a calotte at both threads.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Press the crimp bead and then close the calotte to cover the crimp bead.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Pass both threads into a seed bead and on each thread, slide in 3 seed beads.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Then cross both threads into a 4mm bicone. Now you’re ready to create your double needle right angle weave.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

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.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Step 3:
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.

On your left thread string in a seed bead followed by a bicone. On your right thread string in a seed bead, bicone, seed bead, bicone and then a seed bead.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Pass the right thread into the bicone on your left thread and then pull the thread.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

You have completed half of the necklace length. Now, you’re ready to continue adding units of RAW to create the other half and match the same number of units as that of the 1st half of the necklace.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Step 4:
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.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Step 5:
Once you reach your final unit of RAW slide in 3 seed beads on both threads.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Pass both threads into a seed bead, calotte and crimp bead.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Then pass the threads back thru the calotte and seed bead.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

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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.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Step 6: Laying the briolettes
Looking at the image, from the center of the necklace count 3 units of RAW. Position your briolette on the 4th unit.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial 

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.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Step 7:
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.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

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.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Step 8:
When nearing the center of the necklace and you have 3 units left. skip 1 unit or RAW then string the following: bicone, seed bead, bicone, seed bead, bicone.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Pass the thread into the next unit and come out the center seed bead.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

Step 9:
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.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

You’re done! You now have your Crystal Coral Necklace ready to glitter and sparkle with elegance.
Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial

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