Follow the instructions below to make this pretty Preciosa Seed Bead Necklace with Preciosa Seed Beads. This style of necklace can be fully customised using the wide variety of coloured seed beads available in the Preciosa Ornela range on our website, making this a satisfying craft hobby and a lovely present for friends and family.
The full list of Preciosa seed 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:
Thread the Acculon thread through the hole of the crimp bead, then through one of the jump rings and back into the crimp bead as shown:
Keeping a firm grip of the thread to ensure that both parts of the thread stay within the crimp bead, using crimping pliers (or any jewellery making or household pliers will do) crush the crimp bead first one way, then the other, to grip the Acculon thread in place permanently.
The Acculon thread 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.
Thread approximately 300 Preciosa Seed Beads onto the Acculon thread. Before securing the second end of the necklace, check that the necklace is the right size by measuring around your own neck, bearing in mind that the trigger clasp still needs to be added. If the necklace is too large, unthread some of the beads, if the necklace is too small, you will need to add additional beads to the thread.
To secure the second end of the bracelet, you will need to repeat Step 1, ensuring that you tighten the Acculon thread so that there is no excess. 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.
Open the jump ring by using two pliers and twisting the jump ring in opposite directions, this will safely open the jump ring.
Thread the open jump ring through the loop on one end of the bracelet. Close the jump ring using the two pliers to pull the ends of the jump ring together.
Repeat this process on the other end of the bracelet. While the jump ring is still open loop on the trigger clasp as well and then close it using the pliers.