Join me in making a beaded lace necklace.
I’ve been in full-on work mode for the last couple of weeks, so decided to down tools on Sunday and spend the day beading which is both fun and relaxing.
I love that you can take a few beads and create something really pretty and unique. And when you don’t get your thread in a knot, or realize you missed a bead way back, it’s a great way to unwind take your mind off the stresses of everyday life.
So I thought I would share with you the simple beaded lace necklace I made.
The inspiration for this necklace, in case you were wondering, was simply that I wanted to make something pretty and delicate but still casual looking, to wear with a couple of things I bought recently. And I just love the color combination of the Picasso Seafoam green with the watermelon.
The beaded lace necklace is super easy to make. In fact, if you look at it closely you can see that it consists of just two units that repeat.
I’ve added an 8mm faceted round bead and a loop clasp. It looks really pretty in real life and costs much less than buying a metal one. And don’t worry about it coming undone. I’ve made several necklaces using a bead and loop closure and have honestly, never had a problem with one coming undone.
How to Make a Beaded Lace Necklace
I made the video below so you can see how I made it – and below that is a materials list and my notes on the project.
I’ve also included a PDF download below with tips on how to thread your beading needle – the easy way. Plus a few notes on needle sizes and beading threads.
And don’t worry even if you’ve never tried bead weaving before. If you are looking for a creative hobby, and you’d just like to give it a try, you’ll be happy to know you don’t need any special skills, to begin with. You’ll pick things up easily and if you find a pattern you like you’ll find you will simply learn new techniques as you go along.
Materials You Need to Make Your Lacy Necklace
- 11/0 Miyuki Seed Beads Main Color
- 11/0 Miyuki Seed Beads Accent Color
- 3x 15/0 Seed Beads
- 3.4mm Drop Beads
- 2x 4mm Bicones
- 1x 8mm Round Bead or Rondelle
- Beading ThreadSize 10 Beading Needle
- and a Stop Bead.
I designed the Lacy Necklace using just two colors, Opaque Matte Picasso Seafoam Green and Watermelon. But you can of course use any color combination you like.
Bead Links to Etsy:
Adding New Thread
Start with a new thread in the previous unit and follow the bead path making a half hitch knot on your way make sure you come out of the same bead you left your old thread and continue beading. You can sew the loose ends back in later.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Please do leave me a comment down below.
Here’s a sneak peek of my new stash of craft supplies. I have a couple of craft projects lined up that I have never tried before. I love trying new crafts so I will share what I make mistakes and all.