Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Small and Big Beads Necklace

Small and big beads necklace

This necklace is based on a little sketch ( circled in pink) I found in one of my the books in which I took down class notes last year...

Things you need:

Seed beads and big beads (no. of beads depending on size of the necklace)
Thread and needles
Pair of scissors and a glue gun


1. Cut threads depending on no. of lines of beads you want and the length of the necklace( cut around 6 to 8 inches more than the desired length of necklace).

2. Knot all the threads together at around 4 inches away from one end.

3. Add a big bead through all the threads and bring it upto the knot; if the bead slips over the knot add a smaller bead before it.

4. Now thread a row smaller beads onto one thread. I’ve used 27 for each; a white bead between every six yellow beads.

5. Do the same for the remaining threads (add a needle to each thread to make it easier to string the beads).

6. Now add a big bead through all the threads and repeat the small-big bead sequence till necklace reaches desired length. Tie a knot at the end (do not cut off the threads yet!)

7. Now cut two pieces of ribbon around 6 to 8 inches and heat seal the edges.

8. Gather all threads at one end of the necklace and thread them through a needle. Take a couple of stitches through the ribbon around ¾ Th inch away from the end and tie a knot.

9. Add hot glue to the knot and fold the ¾ Th end of the ribbon over it. Repeat with other end.

10. Done!


• If the ribbon tie is not your style simply add a clasp and jump rings.
• Add a little fabric or other glue to all the knots to strengthen them.
• If you can think of any other way of attaching the ribbon , let me know.

Linking to

Today's Creative blog
Get Your Craft On Tuesday


Tea Rose Home - Link party no. 22 

Someday Crafts - Whatever Goes Wednesday no. 29

Fireflies and Jellybeans - Show Off Your Stuff  no. 43

Tatertots and jello - weekend wrap up party!


  1. Cute! I can picture this pattern with so many different beads and colors and ribbons. This is a great one to make over and over.

  2. So gorgeous, darling!
    Lovely DIY!


  3. Thank you for sharing this! I'd always wanted to try making these necklaces!! BTW I found you via Tea Rose Home Link Party ;)

  4. Really pretty & a lot of patience to work with all those tiny seed beads! I love the color of the big beads too. Visiting from the Tatertots & Jello party:)