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Free Craft Pattern: Beaded Necklace

Lion Brand® Glitterspun®
Pattern #: L40252
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: One Size


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Designed by Julia Bernstein. Glitterspun is available to purchase from Lion Brand store locations and from your favorite craft retailers.

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Color (A)

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Color (B)

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Color (C)

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Color (D)

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Crystal White Opal Blue Topaz Aquamarine Sapphire Ruby Copper Rose Quartz
Amethyst Turqoise Black Pearl Silver Onyx Mica Gold Antique Gold
Emerald Peridot
*Glitterspun (Article #605). 80% Polyester, 20% Nylon; package size: Length: 16ft/5m

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•  605-147 Glitterspun: Amethyst
$ 1.99  
Note: (A)
•  605-109 Glitterspun: Sapphire
$ 1.99  
Note: (B)
•  605-108 Glitterspun: Aquamarine
$ 1.99  
Note: (C)
•  605-105 Glitterspun: Opal
$ 1.99  
Note: (D)
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Wood beads with large holes, 5 beads each with 1 in. (2.5 cm) diameter and 6 beads with 3/4 in. (2 cm) diameter
Craft glue
Purchased jump rings and necklace clasp
Sewing needle and thread

Beaded Necklace

Lion Brand® Glitterspun®


Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

General Instructions for Beads
Beads are wrapped horizontally, do not take the GLITTERSPUN® through the bead hole when wrapping.
Apply a small amount of glue inside the bead hole, glue one end of GLITTERSPUN® into bead hole. Allow to dry.
Apply glue to a small section of bead and wrap beads horizontally with GLITTERSPUN®. Continue to apply glue and wrap with GLITTERSPUN® until you reach the opposite end of bead and the bead is completely covered.
Trim GLITTERSPUN® and glue end inside the bead hole.
Allow to dry.

Following General Instructions, wrap 1 large and 2 small beads with B, 2 large and 2 small beads with C and 2 large and 2 small beads with A.
Allow to dry.

Cut three 1 yd. (1 m) lengths of D. Knot strands together at one end. Braid strands for about 6 in. (15 cm), then knot. Thread all 3 strands into blunt needle.
Draw threaded needle through small A bead, then knot the D strands close to bead.
Continue to string beads, knotting the D strands after each bead, in this order: small C, small B, large A, large C, large B, large C, large A, small B, small C and small A.

When all beads have been strung, braid the 3 strands of D for about 6 in. (15 cm) or to desired length (try the necklace on to determine the best length for you). Knot strands together. Fold each end of braided strands over a jump ring. With sewing needle and thread, sew end of strands to secure.
Attach half of clasp to each jump ring.



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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Beaded Necklace Reviewed by Georgia Davison on 2015-05-27 *****
I made this necklace as per your directions except, I also strung on a few small color-coordinated beads here and there as I wrapped the yarn around the wooden beads. They really glam up the necklace!!

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