Sunday, June 1, 2014

FREE Beaded Crystal Necklace Pattern

Lobelia Necklace
(copyright 2010 Deborah Roberti)


MATERIALS (for an 18-inch necklace, not including clasp)

• 6 yards of thread, size D, or 6lb. FireLine
• Approximately 40 size 11/0 bronze seed beads (I used Miyuki Lt. Bronze 11-0457L. Can be purchased online at Charlene's Beads and WhimBeads.com)
• Approximately 150 size 11/0 green seed beads (I used Tourmaline Gold Luster 11-0306. Can be purchased online at WhimBeads.com)
• Approximately 80 size 3mm fire-polished beads (I used Czech Periodot/Olive Valentinit. Can be purchased at ShipwreckBeads.com)
• Approximately 82 size 4mm fire-polished beads (I used Czech Darker Amethyst with Sapphire Gold. Can be purchased at ShipwreckBeads.com)
• Approximately 76 size 4mm bicone crystals (I used Swarovski Violet Opal. Can be purchased online at FireMountainGems.com)
• clasp




Step 1: Thread your needle with 6 yards of thread or FireLine.

String a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a bronze seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a bicone crystal, a bronze seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Bring the beads to the middle of your length of thread and tie them in a circle with a double knot:



You’ll be starting in the middle of the necklace, using half the thread to create the right side of the necklace and the other half (the long tail) to create the middle and left side.
 

You can start with less thread if you wish and add more as you need it.

Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you strung in the first step:



Step 3: Go back up and around through the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 4mm fire-polished bead and the bronze seed bead:



Step 4: String a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a bicone crystal, a bronze seed bead, a bicone crystal, a green seed bead and a 4mm fire-polished bead.

Go around and back up through the bronze seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:



Step 5: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:



Step 6: Go back up and around through the 4mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the bicone crystal and the bronze seed bead high­lighted in RED:



Step 7: String a bicone crystal, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a bronze seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Go around and back down through the bronze seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:



Step 8: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:



Step 9: Go back down and around through the bicone crystal, the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 4mm fire-polished bead and the bronze seed bead high­lighted in RED:



Step 10: Repeat Step 4 to Step 9 until this side of your necklace is the length you want it, minus about a half-inch inch and the length of your clasp:



Step 11: To attach one side of the clasp, string a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and two green seed beads.

Go through the clasp and then back through the last green seed bead that you just strung:


Step 12: String a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead and a 4mm seed bead.

Go back up through the bronze seed bead highlighted in RED:


Go back through these fire-polished beads, seed beads and the clasp to reinforce your attachment to the clasp. Weave your way back into the necklace, knot in several places and then cut your thread.

Step 13: To finish the other side of your necklace, flip it over so that your finished side is now on the left side. Thread your needle with the long tail from Step 1.

Weave your way back around through the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the 4mm fire-polished bead, the bronze seed bead, the 4mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the bicone crystal and the bronze seed bead highlighted in RED:




Step 14: String a bicone crystal, green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a bronze seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, and a bicone crystal.

Go around and back down through the bronze seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:




Step 15: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:



Step 16: Go down through the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:



Step 17: String a 4mm fire-polished bead, a bronze seed bead and a 4mm fire-polished bead.

Go around and back up through the bicone crystal, the bronze seed bead, the bicone crystal, the green seed bead, the 4mm fire-polished bead and the bronze seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 18: String a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a bicone crystal, a bronze seed bead, a bicone crystal, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead and a 4mm fire-polished bead.

Go around and back down through the bronze seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:



Step 19: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:



Step 20: Go back up through the 4mm fire-polished bead, the green seed bead, the bicone crystal and the bronze seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 21: String a bicone crystal, green seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a bronze seed bead, a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Go around and back up through the bronze seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step:



Step 22: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:



Step 23: Go back up through the bicone crystal, the green seed bead, the 4mm fire-polished bead and the bronze seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 24: Repeat Step 18 to Step 23 to complete the other side of your necklace:



Step 25: To attach the other side of the clasp, string a 4mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and two green seed beads.

Go through the clasp and then back through the last green seed bead that you just strung:



Step 26: String a green seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, a green seed bead and a 4mm seed bead.

Go back down through the bronze seed bead highlighted in RED:



Go back through these fire-polished beads, seed beads and the clasp to reinforce your attachment to the clasp.

Weave your way back into the necklace, knot in several places and then cut your thread.

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