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Making Jewelry - How to Make a Beaded Necklace

This is a pattern for a very easy and basic 1970's style beaded necklace. Before you begin, take the time to lay out your beads and select the most appropriate stringing material. This will save time and the finished product will come out exactly how you envisioned it.

Beads can be purchased at craft stores or on the Internet. They come in many shapes, sizes and colors. They are also made from many different products:

Ceramic - are made from earthen clay and have a natural look.
Plastic - are usually inexpensive.
Metal - can be gold and silver, or less expensive metals as copper, aluminum of brass.
Glass - are available in many shapes and sizes.

There are other types of beads and charms for necklaces and bracelets, but those are the most popular.

Stringing Materials - The most common stringing materials are wire, cord, ribbon or thread. Here's an easy beginner's necklace to make. We used to make these hippy-style necklaces in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

'70's Style Necklace


40" piece of cord, ribbon or beading thread
Plate or dish to hold your beads

- String one bead on the cord and tie a knot through it. This is just to keep the beads from falling off while you are stringing them.
- Add the rest of the beads to the string.
- Cut the knotted bead off the end.
- Tie the ends together in a knot.
- Thread the ends of the cord into the beads.

Tips - Don't string the beads too tightly or the string could break. Leave a little space at the ends.
If you are using beading thread, a beading needle is a great tool.

You can find many more different styles of jewelry instructions on the internet.


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