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This is just the perfect necklace to go at the beach!
I created this necklace base on one that I saw in the book called Les bijoux (see credits on the side). On the way, I had to modify their plan to suit my needs, so this is my “How to” for this project.

Posted by Carotte & Lychee from Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Published See Carotte & Lychee's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold 6 of the 7 strings in two and form a loop that you will tie with a knot. Make sure the loop is not too big, about one inch long.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tie the 7th string at the base of the loop to consolidate your loop by making this simple knot around the loop.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    To make the knot around the loop, insert the end of the string inside the loop.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, bring back the string towards you and insert the end of the string in the small loop the string is now making.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull the string to tie the knot (don’t pull to much. The knot must be loose a little bit.)

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat steps 3-4-5 until you have made your way around the loop.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    When you are done, tie the string by a simple knot around the base of the loop and cut the exceeding string.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    It should look like this :)

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Slide small and medium pearls on 8 of the strings leaving 4 strings without a pearl. Try to alternate small, medium and empty strings to create an interesting pattern.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Leaving about 10 cm for the pearls to take their place, make a big knot with all the strings.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat steps 8 and 9. Try to put the pearls on strings that did not have one on the previous block and keep one medium pearl to make the closing. You will do five blocks of 8 pearls and the last one will contain only 7 pearls.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    To finish the necklace, insert a medium pearl in one of the string.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Then, make a giant knot containing the pearl.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    To wear the necklace, you will need to insert this knot into the loop at the other end. Finally, you can cut a little bit the exceeding strings beside the finishing pearl if you want to.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. The Perfect Summer Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Voilà :)

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Mélissa E.
Mélissa E.
its so cute !
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Ruriyuki L.
Ruriyuki L.
Wahh so pretty xD, can you make this into a bracelet too?
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Sherlaine Y.
Sherlaine Y.
holy sheet, this is purty!
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Tracy L.
Tracy L. · Hong Kong, HK
best for summer party
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CHAOS
CHAOS · Huntington, West Virginia, US
This is georgeous! Im making one and the only thing I'm getting frustrated in is with the loop at the top. The hemp isn't the same thickness in some spots and its making it look kinda bad. BOO. But other than that it's georgeous!!!!
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CHAOS
CHAOS · Huntington, West Virginia, US
This is georgeous!!! I'm going to make one! This inspires me.
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Isis
Isis · Rockaway Township, New Jersey, US · 2 projects
This is soo pretty, but I don't understand, how does the necklace stay on? It doesn't seem like the bead through the loop would keep it very secure...
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hüseyin d.
hüseyin d.
Hi! bee I love jewelry, I am very happy to share the page ...
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Michelle
Michelle · West Des Moines, Iowa, US · 38 projects
Very, very pretty! :3 Insanely nice job, looks classy but it is easy to make!
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Tanis F.
Tanis F. · Grande Prairie, Alberta, CA
Very cute, thanks for sharing!
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