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Golden Braided Seed Bead Necklace

Golden Braided Seed Bead Necklace
This image courtesy of primabead.com

You don't need to splurge on fancy, expensive beads to make necklaces that make an impact. This Golden Braided Seed Bead Necklace uses nothing more than simple seed beads and is certainly a sensational piece! Braided seed bead patterns always tend to cause a stir, and the mix of metallics used in this design just adds to the enchanting effect. You'll feel like a golden goddess any time you wear this DIY necklace, and best of all, the design can easily be adapted to any palette or color scheme. What colors will yours incorporate?

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeSeed

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeNecklace

Easy

Materials:

  • (2) #34720017- 90G/3.18Oz Metallic Seed Bead Mix
  • #34712001- 145pc Starter Pack- Gold
  • #3202001- 40' .3mm 7-Strand Bead Wire- Gold
  • Round Nose Pliers #4458
  • Needle Nose Pliers #4454
  • Crimping Pliers #4501
  • Wire Cutters #4457

Instructions:

  1. Cut nine 36-inch lengths of beading wire.
     
  2. Using crimp tubes, attach three wires to a 6mm jump ring. Repeat. Each wire should have its own crimp tube.
     
  3. Gather the three 6mm jump rings together with another 6mm jump ring.
     
  4. Thread 31 inches of one color of seed beads onto each length of beading wire.
     
  5. Using crimp tubes, attach the same three beaded lengths to a 6mm jump ring. Repeat for each set of wires.
     
  6. Braid the three sets of beading wire together.
     
  7. Gather the three 6mm jump rings together using another 6mm jump ring. Attach the lobster claw clasp to the same jump ring.
     

 

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LOVE IT! what about the earrings that are shown in the picture -- can I get that pattern, too?

Hi, RubberDuckArt! Glad you like the necklace pattern! You can find the earrings here: http://www.primabead.com/Serena-Seed-Bead-Braided-Necklace-Matching-Earring-Set-P7186.aspx

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