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How to Make Beaded Necklaces


Triple Take Necklace
Your friends will love this three-tiered necklace.
Your friends will love this three-tiered necklace.

Your friends will do more than a double take when you wear this triple take necklace.

What You'll Need:

  • 50-1/2 inches nylon line
  • 27 crimp beads
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 4 round transparent yellow beads, 4mm
  • 5 round transparent lavender beads, 4mm
  • 4 round transparent blue beads, 4mm

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Needle-nose pliers

Step 1: Cut three strands of nylon line in the following lengths: 16 inches; 16-1/2 inches; and 18 inches.Step 2: Holding all three strands together at one end, follow the instructions on page 5 to attach them to the clasp with a crimp bead.Step 3: Using the shortest strand, string on a crimp bead and crimp down 5-3/8 inches from the clasp.Step 4: String on a yellow bead and a crimp bead. Crimp down snugly against the bead.Step 5: String on another crimp bead and crimp down 3/4 inch from the previous crimp bead, then add the next yellow bead and another crimp bead. Crimp down.Step 6: String on another yellow bead and crimp bead, pushing them snugly against the second yellow bead before crimping down.

Step 7: String on another crimp bead, and crimp down 3/4 inch from the previous crimp bead, then add the last yellow bead and another crimp bead. Crimp down.

Step 8: Move on to the middle strand of nylon line. String on a crimp bead, and crimp down 5-1/2 inches from the clasp.

Step 9: String on a lavender bead and a crimp bead. Crimp down snugly against the bead.

Step 10: String on a crimp bead, and crimp down 1/2 inch from the previous crimp bead, then add the next lavender bead and crimp bead. Crimp down.

Step 11: Repeat step 10 until all five lavender beads have been added to the middle strand.

Step 12: Move on to the longest strand of nylon line. String on a crimp bead, and crimp down 5-7/8 inches from the clasp.

Step 13: String on a blue bead and a crimp bead. Crimp down snugly against the bead.

Step 14: String on a crimp bead, and crimp down 3/4 inch from the previous crimp bead, then add the next blue bead and crimp bead. Crimp down.

Step 15: Repeat step 14 until all four blue beads have been added to the last strand.

Step 16: To finish, bring all three strands back together, and add the last crimp bead and the jump ring. To do this, slide a crimp bead and then a jump ring onto the end of the nylon line. Thread the nylon line back through the crimp bead, and pull it tight so the crimp bead is close to the jump ring.

Step 17: Using needle-nose pliers or crimping pliers, flatten the crimp bead so it stays in place. Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim the excess line as close to the crimp bead as possible, but only on the short end. Before crimping down, make sure all three strands are even on both sides and that they fall neatly inside each other.

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