August Necklace Tutorial

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  • August Necklace - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
Combine chain and crystal bicone beads in this DIY chain and bead necklace. Let Allie instruct you on the proper way to connect the crystals to the chain using beadweaving, thread, and needle techniques. Technique learned:
  • Basic Beading The designer's suggested colors & materials:
  • Potomac Crystal Bicones 2mm - Light Peridot, ~ 100 Beads
  • Potomac Crystal Bicones 3mm - Light Peridot, ~ 30 Beads

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    Materials Used To make The  Project

    Designer's Material List

    Materials used by the designer: •Potomac Crystal Bicones 2mm - Light Peridot, ~ 100 Beads •Potomac Crystal Bicones 3mm - Light Peridot, ~ 30 Beads •Potomac Crystal Bicones 4mm - Light Peridot, ~ 30 Beads •Miyuki Seed Beads 15/0 - Duracoat Galvanized Gold, ~ 2 Grams •Miyuki Delica Beads 11/0 - Duracoat Opaque Grape Purple, ~ 1 Gram •Potomax Curb Chain 3x4mm – Silver, ~ 16" •Ball and Hitch Clasp - Silver Plated, 1 Piece •Wire Guards – Silver, 2 Pieces

    Step-By-Step Instructions

    This PotomacBeads tutorial shows you how to create this choker style August necklace using a simple bead weaving technique. The Potomac crystal bicones give a great cascading effect that hangs down the neck beautifully.
    1. Use a size 10 needle along with 5 feet of size 6 Dragonthread. Begin the design on the end of the 16” of Potomax curb chain by threading through the first loop of the chain, pulling through until the stop bead sits in the link. Pick up a 15/0, a 2mm crystal and another 15/0, bring the needle down the next link in the chain. Repeat the pattern through the next 10 links.
    2. Watch the August necklace tutorial to follow along with Allie’s step-by-step directions to create the choker necklace with fringes.
    3. Add wire guards to each end of the chain, connecting the clasp to the wire guard and threading through two more times to reinforce. String down through a couple of the beads. Tie into a knot using the bridge thread and burn down the end.
    This August necklace is nice and light on the neck. It would be easy to customize this necklace for a gift by using the recipient’s birth stone.

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