If you are already familiar with the basics of jewellery craft and wish to try your hand at something slightly more challenging, we think you’ll enjoy crafting this charming pumpkin themed necklace. Follow the instructions below to make a Pumpkin Preciosa Necklace with Preciosa Beads that uses more than one style of bead in its’ design. Perfect for some cute, family friendly Halloween fun or change up the colours to reinterpret the design and make it your own!
The full list of Preciosa beads, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Cut a length of Illusion cord and thread it through one 6mm round bead and then 6 seed beads. Be sure to leave a tale of loose cord, which we will use later.
Loop the cord backwards and pass it through the large bead a second time so that the seed beads wrap around the large bead, filling the space between the two openings. Repeat this process 8 times until the surface of the large bead is securely covered in seed beads.
Thread on one gold crimp bead, then one 6mm round bead which will remain uncovered and another gold crimp bead.
Thread on another 6mm round bead and repeat step 2 to cover this bead in seed beads. Repeat this pattern until you have 5 covered round beads in your design.
Take your gold trace chain and cut it in half using the side cutters.
Add a crimp bead onto one end of your illusion cord and then thread it through the last link of your cut chain. Loop back through the crimp bread and pull until it is secure. The loop should look something like this.
Keeping a firm grip of the thread to ensure that both parts of the thread stay within the crimp bead, use crimping pliers to crush the crimp bead first one way, then the other, to grip the Illusion cord in place permanently.
The cord should now stay in place when the thread is pulled. Once the thread is secure within the crushed crimp bead, cut off the excess thread leaving about 1 cm which can then be threaded back through the threaded beads. Repeat this step for the other side.