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How to make a Regal Necklace.

How to make a regal necklace tutorial

Learn how to make a Regal Necklace.

Turn heads and feel like a true queen with this magnificent Regal statement choker! For this jewellery tutorial you will need a selection of beautiful Swarovski crystals, seed beads and various Pearls. Nothing screams Royalty more than a stunning piece of jewellery and by following this step by step guide you will have yourself an exceptional necklace. The pop of colour from the Emerald Green and deep Red beads against the Gold components and Pearls works a treat, providing the perfect balance of vivid and neutral colours. This Regal necklace could be transformed into an evening statement choker by experimenting with different colour ways. Simply switching the Gold for Silver and the pop of colour for deeper tones would create a very different, but equally beautiful piece. Have a go and don’t forget to share your final designs with us via our social media channels. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 1

Step One

Make up elements as follows, using feather weight head pins take 4 x 2mm seed pearls and two red seed beads thread one onto a headpin and make a wrapped loop trim away excess thread.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 2

Step Two

Using approx 6cms of 0.4mm wire make a wrapped loop one end but before closing add a seed pearl a red seed bead and a seed pearl element. Finish the loop

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 3

Step Three

Add a 8mm potatoe pearl and make a wrapped loop the other side but before closing add one red seed bead, this bead will help you recognise the front of the element as this seed bead will drop to the front (you will need 14 elements made up with red seed beads and 14 elements with green seed beads).

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 4

Step Four

Add a jump ring to the wrapped loop in the previous step with the seed bead added and add a seed pearl to each side.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 5

Step Five

With a 6cm length of 0.6mm wire make and using round nose pliers make an open loop add a green 8mm Swarovski and make an open loop the other side. Repeat using a 8mm golden Swarovski.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 6

Step Six

Join the green and golden Swarovski elements with a 5mm jump ring.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 7

Step Seven

Make up 14 drop components with red seed beads and 14 with green seed beads

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 8

Step Eight

Make up the centre focal point using the three connectors and beads as shown in the picture.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 9

Step Nine

Cut two lengths of beading thread approx 50cms each, thread up the choker through the top and bottom loop of the golden Swarovski. Using a gold plated spacer bead, 2 seed pearls, a gold spacer bead in between each drop element making sure you thread them on alternating the red and green colours and the connector elements are in the centre as shown. We have used 14 elements each side of the centre focal point.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 10

Step Ten

Ending with a gold plated spacer and two seed pearls on the upper thread and a gold plated spacer and three seed pearls on the lower thread to help the choker sit nicely while being worn. Add a crimp bead to both threads and your clasp fixed to a jump ring, pass both threads back down through the crimp bead, crimp off and add a crimp cover. You can add extra jump rings at the clasp end to alter the fit of the choker.

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How to make a seed bead bracelet tutorial - step 11

Step Eleven

Repeat step 9 adding the other end of your clasp to complete the necklace.

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