Edwardian Necklace Tutorial



  • How to make the Edwardian Necklace - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
The Edwardian Era: the first Nobel Peace Prize is awarded and the reign of Queen Victoria I ends. Some may say it was a golden age; some may not. No one can disagree that the Edwardian Necklace is classic and timeless. Using Silky Beads, Tubelet Beads, Potomax OvalDuo Beads and Potomac Crystal Flatbacks, the Edwardian Necklace may become your next family heirloom.

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Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The Designer's suggested colors and materials:
  • Silky Beads - Jade Terracota Red, 20 pieces
  • Tubelet Bead - White Baby Blue Luster, 20 pieces
  • Potomax OvalDuo - Antique Copper, 5 pieces
  • Potomac Crystal Oval Flatback - Siam, 5 pieces
  • Miyuki Seed Beads - Galvanized Apricot Gold 11/0,~ 1g
  • Miyuki Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Pink Blush 15/0,~ 1g
  • Chain - Italian Pattern Curb Chain Antique Brass,~ 1 foot
  • Wire Guards, 2 pieces
  • Jump Ring, 2 pieces
  • Clasp - Lobster Clasp 12mm Antique Brass, 1 piece
  • Step-By-Step Instructions

    Learn how to use a right-angle weave to create diamond shaped components in this PotomacBeads tutorial. The Edwardian Necklace is an easy project that can be enjoyed by beaders of all skill levels.
    1. Put a size 12 beading needle onto size 6 DragonThread. Pick up 4 Tubelet beads, each followed by a Silky bead. Bring the needle back through all the beads to form a diamond shape. Add two 11/0 seed beads separated by a Potomax OvalDuo and thread through the Silky bead on the opposite side of the diamond. Pick up another 11/0 seed bead and go through the second hole of the OvalDuo, add another 11/0 and thread through the Silky.
    2. Watch the Edwardian Necklace tutorial to follow along with Bridgette to create the components for the beaded necklace. Glue in the Potomac crystal oval flatbacks.
    3. When you have the components connected, it’s time to add some Potomax chain. Measure out your desired length. Bringing the thread out of the end of the project, pick up a wire guard and bring the needle through the last link in a piece of chain. Thread back down through the wire guard into the component. Tie a knot on the backside of the project. Add another wire guard and Potomax chain on the other side of the necklace. Burn the loose edges. Put jump rings and a lobster clasp to the ends of the chain.
    As a component project, the Edwardian Necklace design can be used to create other pieces of handmade jewelry as well, such as earrings or a matching bracelet.

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