Simple Tutorial on Making a Pretty Multi-Strand Turquoise Bead Necklace
Summary: This tutorial is to display you how to make a multi strand necklace with multiple turquoise beads and colorful quartz and seed beads.
A multi-strand turquoise bead necklace can spice up any outfit without extra efforts to adorn. With this turquoise necklace, you will feel relaxed to match clothes. When you are in a dilemma of picking a piece of jewelry for date, it will help a lot.
Necessities for multi-strand turquoise bead necklace:
Large heart-shaped turquoise beads
Small heart-shaped turquoise beads
Rectangular turquoise beads
Flowery turquoise beads
Natural turquoise beads
Mixed natural quartz chips
2mm colorful glass bugle beads
2mm black opaque seed beads
4mm silvery spacer beads
4mm gold spacer beads
4mm bronze spacer beads
4mm red copper glass seed beads
Silvery crimp beads
6mm brown suede cord
0.3mm tiger tail wire
Round nose plier
Flat nose plier
How to make a multi-strand turquoise bead necklace:
Step 1: Make bottom turquoise strand
1st, cut a 40cm length of tiger tail, loop one end and slide a crimp bead to secure the loop;
2nd, crimp down the crimp bead with flat nose plier;
3rd, slide 2 quartz onto tiger tail; notice to hide the short tail;
4th, slide a large heart-shaped turquoise bead;
5th, repeat sliding quartz beads (spacer beads or seed beads) and heart shaped turquoise alternately;
6th, loop the other end of tiger tail and secure the loop with another crimp bead;
7th, cut off excess wire and the bottom strand is done.
Step 2: Make middle and top strands
1st, alternately slide quartz beads (spacer beads or seed beads) and rectangular turquoise (flowery or small heart-shaped turquoise) onto another 30cm tiger tail;
2nd, secure both ends with crimp beads and the middle strand is done;
3rd, similarly slide bugle beads and natural turquoise onto tiger tail and make top strand.
Step 3: Assemble strands together to finish the necklace pattern
1st, cut a 25cm length of tiger tail, slide top strand, then 5 black seed beads and then middle strand;
2nd, before sliding bottom strand add 8 black seed beads onto wire;
3rd, add 8 black seed beads onto both ends;
4th, cross both ends through a crimp bead;
5th, tighten wire and trim off excess tiger tail;
6th, similarly handle the other end of the strands;
7th, cut a 50cm length of suede cord and tie a lark head knot around the black loop.
The finished multi-strand turquoise bead necklace is like this:
Tada! This pretty turquoise necklace is done. The turquoise beads amount to 20 in top strand, 9 in middle strand and 8 in bottom strand. According to the differences of bead sizes, do some flexible adjustments when you are trying it.