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How to Make a Multi Strand Seed Bead Necklace


Updated August 09, 2016
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This tutorial will show you How to Make a Multi-Strand Seed Bead Necklace with only one strand of thread. Free seed bead patterns like this are a great way to use up some of that ever-growing seed bead stash you've been collecting. If you're up for the challenge, make a bracelet to match! The stunning seed bead pattern is perfect for any occasion; so, whether you need a maid-of-honor jewelry piece, a wear-to-work necklace, or simply a loveable accessory, this DIY necklace is for you.

How to Make a Multi Strand Seed Bead Necklace
How to Make a Multi Strand Seed Bead Necklace
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Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Seed

Time to complete: In an evening

Bead Technique Used: Strung

Bead Project Type: Necklace, Bracelet

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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Seed beads: what’s not to like? They’re small, they’re pretty, and they’re versatile. You can find them on clothing, purses, jewelry, tapestries. They look absolutely stunning when you string enough of them together. Talk about power in numbers. There’s so much you can do with them stylistically as well. You can find seed beads on a kindergartener’s friendship bracelet, and adorning a wedding dress that costs thousands of dollars. Seed beads have endless crafting possibilities.

Seed beads originated in Asia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean in 2400 B.C. Beads began to actually be massed produced in Italy during the Middle Ages. It seems nothing happens in Italy without happening dramatically, and the bead making industry’s story is certainly big-screen worthy. Venice was the hub of bead making in Italy, with a monopoly on the business for almost 600 years. The glassmakers that influenced the craft were very secretive about their techniques, and any who betrayed those secrets faced a death penalty. Despite their dramatic history, seed beads are simple and lovely adornments for jewelry and clothes.

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Easy to follow directions result in a stylish and professional-looking necklace.

I have been wanting a pattern for this particular necklace. I have a couple, but they are too short, i wanted them longer because I am tall and like the longer length necklaces.


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