Simple Illusion Necklace


Simple Illusion Necklace

Illusion Necklace

If you've been searching for free bead patterns for illusion necklaces, try this Simple Illusion Necklace. It's a great way to quickly make an accessory to match that dress for tonight. The best part? No crimp beads involved. It can't get easier.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeSeed, Glass

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeNecklace



  • Length of nylon depends on your choice of length and number of strands. Example used approx. 1 meter.
  • Seed beads (I used gold seed beads).
  • Round beads. (I used nine 10mm goldstone beads and eleven 6mm goldstone beads.)
  • Clasp, your preferred clasp type.
  • 2 bead tips (aka clamshells)


  1. Attach your bead tip to your chosen number of strands. I used two strands.
    Illusion Necklace
  2. Thread one seed bead onto one of the strands. Position the seed bead where you would like your first bead to sit. Thread the nylon back though the seed bead three times. This will keep it secure.
    Illusion Necklace
  3. Then add your round bead, followed by another seed bead. Loop the nylon back though this seed bead once, then pull the seed bead as close to the round bead as possible.
    Illusion Necklace
  4. Then loop the nylon back though this seed bead two more times. Now you can move onto the next bead.
    Illusion Necklace
  5. Leave about one inch, or whatever look you are going for. Leaving varying amounts of space can make for a really interesting random look.
    Illusion Necklace
  6. Continue to repeat the process until you are satisfied with the length. Then start on the next strand. To get the look of the photo (top) make one strand slightly shorter than the other before finally attaching the bead tip.
  7. Add clasp to bead tip, and you're done!

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