Beaded Bead Lariat Necklace Tutorial

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  • Beaded Bead Lariat Necklace - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
Create a stunning beaded bead lariat necklace with this DIY jewelry-making tutorial by PotomacBeads! Learn how to use Greek leather cord, White Magnesite 'Turquoise' round beads (6mm), Azuki seed beads (11/0), and Potomac Pearls (4mm) to craft beautiful beaded beads and assemble them into a stylish lariat necklace. Follow our step-by-step instructions and discover techniques for right angle weave, bead selection, and necklace assembly.

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Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The designer's suggested colors & materials:
  • Greek Leather Cord - Natural 1.5mm, ~ 3 Meters
  • Gemstones - White Magnesite ' Turquoise ' Round Beads 6mm. 16 Beads
  • Azuki Seed Beads - Metallic Pale Gold Size 11/0, ~ 2 Grams
  • Potomac Pearls - Pewter 4mm, 34 Beads
  • Quick Project Steps

    Gather Materials: Greek leather cord, 6mm white magnesite beads, 4mm Potomac pearls, 11/0 seed beads, thread, and needles. Prepare the Thread: Cut a piece of thread and thread your needle. Leave a small tail for tying knots later. Start Right-Angle Weave: String one 6mm bead, one 4mm pearl, and two 11/0 seed beads. Repeat this sequence three times and form a loop by threading back through the first bead. Create Beaded Bead: Reinforce the structure by sewing through beads again. Add seed beads between pearls to tighten the structure and form an X pattern. Attach to Leather Cord: Thread the leather cord through the beaded bead, secure with knots, and add additional beaded beads as desired. Adjust Lengths: Make knots in the leather cord at different lengths for a cascading effect. Final Adjustments: Ensure all beads are secure, cut excess thread, and burn thread ends with a thread burner. Wear and Enjoy: Slide the necklace over your head and adjust the beads to your desired length.

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