Friday, June 10, 2016

Crystals, Pearls and Cubes Necklace Pattern



Pretty lace necklaces are always a great addition to your wardrobe. They are simple to make and they sure can sparkle. The more crystals you use the more sparkle you will have. Go into a room with the new LED lights and you will be noticed if you are wearing crystals. I used up some extra beads that I had for the necklace, the Chinese crystals, cube beads and the Round Pearl beads. If you have any extra beads lying around of weird shape, this pattern is very forgiving when you use different shape or size beads.


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A = Miyuki, 11° SEED bead
B = Miyuki, 11° SEED bead
C = 3.4 mm Cube, (You can also use 4mm)
D = 5 mm Round Bead (You can also use 6mm)
E = 4 x 6 mm Rondelle Chinese crystal

Start by waxing and stretching your thread, use Nymo D or C-Lon & a #11 or #12 beading needle. I used Fireline 6lb. crystal.  Tie in a "stopper" bead, leaving about an 8" tail and begin at step #1.
 


 





1. Pick up 6A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 5A, 1B, 1D, 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread up thorough the last B bead just added.
 





2. a) Pick up 3A, go with thread down (left to right) through the D bead, step #1.

b) Pick up 1B, 5A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 4A, go with thread up through the 2nd and 1st A beads, step #1.

 
 




3. Pick up 1A, 1B, 1E, 1B, 7A, 1B, go with thread down through the C bead, step #2b.
 






4. Pick up 1B, 3A, go with thread up, left to right and then down with thread, following the blue dotted line thread path in illustration, coming out with thread won through the 1st and 2nd A beads just added in this step.
 







5. Pick up 3A, 1B, 1D, 3A, 1B, 3A, go with thread up thorough the last B bead just added.
 










6. Pick up 3A, go with thread down (left to right) through the D bead, step #5.








7. Pick up 1B, 5A, 1B, 1C, 1B, 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd and 2nd A beads (of the 7A), step #3.

8. Continue necklace by repeating steps #3 through #7 until it fits.

9. To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through a couple of seed beads in necklace. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end. Repeat the clasp directions in the same manner at the other end of necklace after removing the stopper bead.

Crystals, Pearls and Cubes Necklace Free Pattern, N0263
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This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.