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 Bib-Style Necklace with Gemstone Beads and Seed Beads 

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Agate Lace Necklace
: : : Materials : : :
  • Thread and cord 
  • Beading needle 
  • Bead, agate, 3mm round (117 beads)
  • Bead, agate, 5mm round (36 beads)
  • Bead, agate, 8mm round (29 beads)
  • Bead, turquoise, cylindrical (10 grams)
  • Bead, coral, cylindrical (10 grams)
  • Seed bead, transparent, #10
  • Seed bead, transparent white lined, #10
  • Clasp with extender chain
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Figure 1
    Weave the base of the necklace as shown in Fig. 1. Bead netting using two needles. Use all the three sizes of agate round beads and transparent seed beads. The number of "crosses" for the standard size necklace is shown in Picture 1. Anyway you may choose your own ratio of rings.

    A tip to make your necklace fit properly: put two seed beads into the curves between the beads of the central part of the necklace and only one bead at the top.


    Picture 1
    Step 2
    Figure 2
    Bead around the beads of the base, using transparent seed beads with white line inside. See Fig. 2 as a guide for weaving. Go there and back.

    Choose the number of seed beads for weaving experimentally. The author used 5 transparent seed beads for 3mm base beads, 7 transparent seed beads for 5mm base beads, 11 transparent seed beads for 8mm base beads.
    Step 3
    Figure 3
    Work diagonal netting using transparent seed beads with white line inside as well as turquoise and coral cylindrical beads (Fig. 3). Mind that the central bead will be common when working into the opposite direction. See color photo as a guide for alternating coral and turquoise beads. Choose the number of seed beads for weaving experimentally.
    Step 4
    Attach clasps to the ends of the necklace base.
    Step 5
    Figure 4a
    Bead netting at the bottom of the necklace. Begin in the lower left corner. Work left to right and then in the opposite direction. Work beading as shown in Fig. 4. See color photo as a guide for alternating coral and turquoise beads. The pattern is shown in Picture 2.

    You may also vary size and shape of weaving.

    Figure 4b


    Figure 4c
    Picture 2

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