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Kasper Beaded Necklace

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Details

Mix and match peach and turquoise glass beads with silver hardware in the Kasper Beaded Necklace. Toss on this warm weather must have over a colorful shift dress or stack with delicate chains and a white tee. Summer is served!

Tools

  • scissors
  • lacing needle

Materials

  • midnight blue thread bobbin
  • 10mm teal round glass beads
  • no 8. light coral matte seed beads
  • sky blue tube beads
  • silver metal tube bead
  • magenta wood beads

Time

45 minutes
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Gather your tools and materials.

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Cut a piece of thread the length of your arm span or approximately one yard. Start threading on the round teal glass beads.

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Bring the glass beads to the center of the thread and string on the silver tube bead, to either side.

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Tie a double knot with the two sides of thread.

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Slide the longest piece of thread back through the tube.

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Tie another knot around the thread on the opposite side as the previous knot.

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At this point you should have the teal beads and silver tube bead about center on the thread with knots on both sides to prevent the thread from moving out of this position.

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String the blue tube beads onto the thread, one on each side.

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Start adding the matte glass beads. The thread will fray every now and then. Snip a tiny bit off of the end as you go for easier stringing.

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Stop threading the glass beads when you have about 32 beads per side.

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String on 3 pink wood beads per side. Sometimes the wood beads have things in the center that prevent easy stringing. You can use your needle to push them out to open the center.

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Continue stringing on the remaining seed beads, distributed evenly between the two sides.

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When you are all done adding beads tie a triple knot with the two ends of thread. Try and leave a little space at the top when tying it off. You don't want the thread too tight or the beads won't flow nicely when worn.

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String the thread back through a couple beads on both sides before cutting off the excess thread.

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Heyo! Looking good. Wear this swinging necklace all summer long.

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Love that idea @kimberly - They looked so great on instagram!!! Thanks for tagging us!

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Sdicorcia

over 3 years ago

great color selection, unfortunately 3 of my wooden beads were actually broken :(

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @sdicorcia we'll send you 3 new ones! On the way!

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Lori2

over 3 years ago

This was fun to make and the colors are great!

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aavickers

over 3 years ago

Love this necklace! I pressed a tiny bit of E6000 glue (left over from past projects) on both ends of the thread with my fingers. It not only kept it from fraying, but made threading the small beads much easier!

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Great tip @aavickers - thanks for telling us!

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ewaldie

over 3 years ago

This is my favorite necklace from FTM in a long time. Such fun colors! Two of my wooden beads were broken...could I get a replacement?

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Kimberly

over 3 years ago

This was such a great project! I even had enough beads left over to make a small stack ring with some leftover elastic I had from some other project. I will wear this necklace a lot this summer.

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crsp000

over 3 years ago

Hi, I am short one of the pink wooden beads. Any chance you can toss one into my next box?

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @crsp000 we'll put one in the mail for you!

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Levanos

over 3 years ago

This is my new favorite necklace! I love the colors so much :)

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Happy to hear that @levanos! Hope it's getting some serious wear and attention:)

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Deannie

about 3 years ago

I am short one sky blue tube beads. Can you send me one?

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Deannie

about 3 years ago

I would be happy to pay for the sky blue tube bead, as I am eager to finish this lovely necklace.

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ForTheMakers

about 3 years ago

Hi @deannie sorry we missed your comment. We'll put one in the mail for you!

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Deannie

about 3 years ago

Thank You