How to Make Beaded Jewelry


Springtime Jewelry
Wear this beaded jewelry to complement
Wear this beaded jewelry to complement

This springtime jewelry will provide the perfect touch to your new spring outfit. Put your own twist on it for the other seasons -- you'll be bead-dazzling all year long.

What You'll Need:

  • 45 inches of stretchy beading cord
  • 200 to 300 green seed beads (depends on neck size)
  • 20 to 30 seed beads in an assortment of colors
  • 20 to 30 flower beads

Tools:

  • Needle
  • Scissors

Step 1: Tie a knot two inches from one end of the stretchy beading cord. Thread the other end of the cord through a needle.

Step 2: String six green seed beads onto the cord. Add on a different-color seed bead and then a flower bead.

Step 3: To make a leaf, string on nine green seed beads. Then thread the needle back down through the sixth bead from the bottom. Pull gently. Add six more green seed beads, a bead of a different color, and another flower bead.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the necklace is the length you want. Tie the ends together, and trim any excess cord.

Have fun with this by trying variations for different seasons. For example, you can use orange and green beads and pumpkin charms to make a necklace for autumn, or clear and white beads for an icy cool necklace in winter.

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