Kasper Beaded Necklace
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!
- lacing needle
- 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
Gather your tools and materials.
Cut a piece of thread the length of your arm span or approximately one yard. Start threading on the round teal glass beads.
Bring the glass beads to the center of the thread and string on the silver tube bead, to either side.
Tie a double knot with the two sides of thread.
Slide the longest piece of thread back through the tube.
Tie another knot around the thread on the opposite side as the previous knot.
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.
String the blue tube beads onto the thread, one on each side.
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.
Stop threading the glass beads when you have about 32 beads per side.
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.
Continue stringing on the remaining seed beads, distributed evenly between the two sides.
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.
String the thread back through a couple beads on both sides before cutting off the excess thread.
Heyo! Looking good. Wear this swinging necklace all summer long.