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Bead a Scattered Flowers Necklace
This is an ‘anything goes’ project. You can really make this design your own by adding as many or as few pearls and flowers as you fancy to your creation. Be sparing and delicate or create a cacophony of colour! Unless otherwise stated, use any size pearls or rocailles. It’s easy to make too. Simple pearl stems and flowers are woven on to a basic string of rocailles. A decorative fastener and loop completes this floral forest of beads.

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  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prepare your needle with 200cm of thread. Add a stop bead by picking up a large (size) emerald rocaille with your needle and moving it to about 20cm from the end of the thread. Loop your thread round and through again and pull tight.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pick up 1 pearl, 15 small emerald rocailles, 1 pearl, 15 small emerald rocailles and 1 large pearl. Then pick up 45cm of large emerald rocailles and 1 pearl.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pick up 8 small emerald rocailles followed by enough small emerald rocailles to make a loop around the large pearl you added (probably about 35). To make your fastening loop, pass your needle back down the eighth small emerald rocaille you picked up in this step.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pass your needle down through the remaining 7 small emerald rocailles and the last pearl you added. Then pass through several of the large emerald rocailles on the main strand to where you want your first pearl stem or flower to be.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pearl stem - Pick up a few small emerald rocailles, followed by 1 pearl. Pick up 1 emerald rocaille (either). Pass your needle back through all the beads on the stem excluding the last rocaille you picked up. Weave through the base to where the next stem will be.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Flower stem - Pick up as many small emerald rocailles as you want for your stem, followed by 8 small amethyst rocailles. Pass the thread through the first amethyst rocaille again.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pick up one large emerald rocaille or small pearl and pass the thread through the fourth amethyst rocaille you added.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pass your needle back through the amethyst rocailles round to the small emerald rocailles. Pass the needle down through these to the necklace base.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue along the base adding pearl and flower stems. Using the same technique add pearls and flowers without stems (as well as with) along the base as you go.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Adding extra thread – You will need to add more thread at some point. When you have approximately 7cm of thread left tie it in a very loose knot, leaving the loop open.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Prepare your needle with 2 metres of new thread. Place the tail end of your new thread inside the loose loop. Use a separate needle inside the loop to slide the knot up against the last rocaille. Knot the threads together tightly to secure.

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Where you have joined extra thread, weave any loose ends into the necklace. Trim any excess thread

  • How to make a woven bead necklace. Scattered Flowers Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Your finished item should look something like this.

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
Beautiful colours Happy
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