Mottled Cluster

Difficulty: 2
Technique: Right Angle Weave, basic beadweaving

Necklace made from PRECIOSA Imitation Pearls

Have you ever been captivated by randomly scattered beads lying on a piece of material during your favourite creative work?

This tutorial will show you how to achieve this effect. Sew the front section of the necklace using PRECIOSA Imitation Pearls and use textile cords to complete the accessory.

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Helena Chmelíková

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Materials & Tools

Other materials and Tools

30 mm eye pins; caps; 10 mm and 5 mm rings; a carabiner; an adjustment chain; a 0.20 mm nylon line; a twisted cord; tailor's thread; a ruler; scissors; needle nose pliers; flat nose pliers (for working with the rings)

Procedure

Step 1

1. Mix up the IP and then string them in the order that you pick them up.
2. String the beads according to the diagram (the orange line).
3. Tread the line through the beads and add the other IP according to the diagram (the blue line). Use the right-angle stitch. Tie off the line.

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Step 2

Thread the line through everything one more time, initially in the direction of the orange line and then again in the direction of the blue line. Tie it off. Hide the ends of the lines in the beads. Cut them off.

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Step 3

Tie a new line onto the opposite side of the central section. String 2x IP. Thread the new line under the line at the second fragment. Emerge from the centre of the fragment. String 2x IP again. Thread the new line under the line at the next fragment. Continue in this way until you reach the end of the central section according to the diagram.

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Step 4

Secure the line using the existing line between the beads in the last fragment. Thread the line back through the top bead again. Tie it off, hide the ends in the beads and cut them off.

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Step 5

Measure off a 13 cm lengths of twisted cord. Twist the tailor's thread around the cord just before the ends of the length. Tie it off. Cut off the cord.

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Step 6

Insert an eye pin at each end. Sew the cord and the eye of the eye pin together. Tie off the thread.

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Step 7

Thread the caps. Make an eye. Grip the end of the wire between the points of the pliers. Twist it around the point up to the end of the wire.

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Step 8

Carefully insert 2x 10 mm rings into the end fragments of the central section.

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Step 9

Use the rings to connect the central section with the cords.

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Step 10

Connect the carabiner and the 16 cm adjusting chain to the opposite end of the cords.

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