Glistening choker

Difficulty: 4

Luxurious sewn necklace

If you wish to stand out, try combining various patterns.

PRECIOSA Fire Polished Beads come in a huge range of variants, shapes and types of cut. They are easy to work with thanks to their smoothly formed holes. They are especially suited to being used in combination with rocailles. 

Helena Chmelíková

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Material and Tools

Materials

15 mm eye pins; 5 or 6 mm rings; hangers with an odd number of links (for example: 2.8 cm wide and 7 links); a carabiner; an adjusting chain

Tools

A 0.20 mm nylon line; a thin needle; scissors; round-nosed pliers; flat-nosed pliers

Procedure

Step 1

The 1st row consists of four circles of 6x R interspersed with 4x B. String the first half (the red line). Add the second half and sew through it (the blue line).

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Step 2

The 2nd row consists of "triangles" of 3x B interspersed with 1x R and connected to the 1st row. String the first half (the red line). Add the second half and sew through it (the blue line).

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Step 3

First create a circle of 6x R in the 3rd row. Then continue using the procedure for the 1st row.

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Step 4

Alternate the procedure as in the 2nd and 3rd rows.

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Step 5

The complete 1st row is repeated 17x and the 2nd row is repeated 16x in one half of the necklace.

Step 6

Both halves have a common outer circle made of R in the "V" of the necklace.

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Step 7

First sew the point on one half. The rows will gradually shorten.

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Step 8

Sew the point on the second half and then sew it to the first half. The outer B and R are common to both halves.

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Step 9

Use the rings to attach the hangers to the ends.

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Step 10

Attach the carabiner and the 20 cm adjusting chain to the hangers.

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Step 11

Link 39x P. You will need 8-10 mm of free wire to create each loop. Twist the end of the wire around the point of the round-nose pliers. Straighten the loop above the centre of the hole of the P.

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Step 12

Attach the P to the lower circles of rocailles using a metal ring.

The method for sewing the necklace may also inspire you to create earrings, a handbag or a hem for a dress.

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