Carrier Bead Necklace

This elegant necklace was designed by Vivien and uses the beautiful Czech glass two holed carrier beads, the design really sets off the beautiful finishes on these lovely beads.

You’ll need to gather the following supplies:

Czech Glass  Carrier beads in several colours (we’ve used Jet, Turquoise, White, Pale Gold, Bronze and Jet AB)

8/0 Seed Beads

44 x 4mm  Preciosa Glass Pearls

2 x 6mm Preciosa Glass Pearls

Beadalon Wire – 7  Strand Bright

Crimp beads and clasp

Chain Nose  Pliers & Side Cutters

Method

  1. Cut a 95cm length of Beadalon  wire and find the center of the wire.
  2. Thread  the clasp onto the wire so that it sits in the centre of the wire and thread both strands  through one crimp bead – squash the crimp bead.
  3. Thread both strands of  wire through one 6mm pearl.
  4. Now split the wire and  thread two 4mm pearls onto each strand.
  5. Now thread on a carrier bead – each strand  of wire goes through  one hole.
  6. On one strand of wire thread a 4mm pearl and on the other thread a size 8/0 bead
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 until your necklace is approx 2cm shorter than you’d like the finished length to be.
  8. Now repeat steps 4 & 3
  9. Finally crimp both sides of your wire onto the other side of your clasp.

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