Honeysuckle Necklace

Honeysuckle is known for being both beautiful and sweet smelling. It's no wonder that hummingbirds favor this delectable flower. Our twining and twisting Honeysuckle Necklace captures nature's beauty by using three types of Miyuki seed beads in a spiral stitch. The Miyuki drop beads (DP) become the focus of this floral-inspired piece. Check out our colorways below, or have fun creating some beauties of your own.

Honeysuckle Spiral Stitch Necklace Materials

Materials:
DP-138FR: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Tr Orange AB - 2 tubes
11-2018: Matte Metallic Indigo Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-4469: 8/0 Duracoat Opaque Jujube Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-SI: C-Lon Micro Cord Sienna - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-AS: 8mm Antique Silver Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-AS: Antique Silver Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-AS: 6mm Antique Silver Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-AS: 2" Antique Silver Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces
AX-0002: Glitter Line Chain Nose Pliers
AX-0001: Glitter Line Side Cutters
AX-0003: Glitter Line Round Nose Pliers


For illustrated directions please visit our page on spiral stitch.

Honeysuckle Spiral Stitch Drop Bead Necklace instructions

1. Begin with about 5ft of cord. Thread on a big eye needle by opening the large slit. String on four 8/0 seed beads, one 11/0 seed bead, one 3.4mm Drop bead (DP), and one more 11/0.

Spiral stitch with drop beads directions

2. String back through all four 8/0 seed beads from the tail end.

Spiral stitch with drop beads tutorial

3. Pull thread to secure, forming a loop.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

4. Add one 8/0, one 11/0, one DP, and one 11/0.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

5. Going from left to right pass through the top three 8/0 beads (of the four from the original loop).

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

6. Pull thread to tighten.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

7. This will form a second loop that should sit on top of the first.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

8. Now bring the needle and thread through the far right 8/0 bead (added in step 4) moving from right to left.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

9. Pull thread to secure. Once tight this will lock the beads into place and move the second loop slightly to the right.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

10. Add another set of one 8/0, 11/0, DP, and 11/0. Going from left to right string through the top three 8/0 beads.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

11. Pull thread to secure and make sure this loop sits on top of the previously made loop.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

12. Going from right to left go through the one 8/0 just added in step 10.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

13. Pull to lock into place. The loops of beads should start to form the spiral.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

14. Continue in this way repeating steps 5-9.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

15. Keep working in this way. Each drop bead should appear to step up from the previous one as it spirals around.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

16. Work until desired length is reached. Keep in mind the clasp will add about an 1.5" to the finished length.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

17. Sew in threads at each end.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

18. Make a wire wrapped loop, hooking it through the beaded end of the cord before closing the loop.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

19. Place bead cap and one 8/0 onto wire.

Spiral stitch with drop beads tutorial

20. Pull cap down over the end of the beaded cord. Be sure it is sitting evenly on the end.

Spiral stitch with drop beads directions

21. Make a second wire wrapped loop to attach the clasp.

Spiral stitch with drop beads instructions

22. Repeat steps 17-21 on the other end connecting the jump ring to the second wire wrapped loop.

Spiral Stitch Drop Bead Necklaces


Other colorways:

Blue Raspberry
Spiral stitch with drop beads Blue Raspberry

Materials:
DPF-30: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Raspberry Lined Sapphire - 2 tubes
11-961F: 11/0 Matte Bright Sterling Plated Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-4247: 8/0 Duracoat Silverlined Dyed Peony Pink Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-LO: C-Lon Micro Cord Light Orchid - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-GM: 8mm Gunmetal Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-GM: Gunmetal Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-GM: 6mm Gunmetal Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-GM: 2" Gunmetal Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces


Lemon Lime
Spiral stitch with drop beads Lemon Lime

Materials:
DPF-27: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Apricot Lined Chartreuse - 2 tubes
11-143FR: 11/0 Matte Tr Chartreuse AB Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-411: 8/0 Opaque Green Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-CT: C-Lon Micro Cord Chartreuse - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-MG: 8mm Matte Gold Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-MG: Matte Gold Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-MG: 6mm Matte Gold Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-MG: 2" Matte Gold Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces


Forest
Spiral stitch with drop beads Forest

Materials:
DPF-44: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Sparkle Green Lined Chartreuse - 2 tubes
11-492F: 11/0 Matte Opaque Dark Cream Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-311: 8/0 Topaz Gold Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-SI: C-Lon Micro Cord Sienna - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-AC: 8mm Antique Copper Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-AC: Antique Copper Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-AC: 6mm Antique Copper Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-AC: 2" Antique Copper Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces


Sierra
Spiral stitch with drop beads Sierra

Materials:
DP-138FR: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Tr Orange AB - 2 tubes
11-2018: Matte Metallic Indigo Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-4469: 8/0 Duracoat Opaque Jujube Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-SI: C-Lon Micro Cord Sienna - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-AS: 8mm Antique Silver Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-AS: Antique Silver Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-AS: 6mm Antique Silver Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-AS: 2" Antique Silver Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces


Tidepool
Spiral stitch with drop beads Tidepool

Materials:
DP-421D: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Cream Ceylon - 2 tubes
11-2032: 11/0 Matte Opaque Golden Olive Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-305: 8/0 Montana Blue Gold Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-GR: C-Lon Micro Cord Gray - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-AB: 8mm Antique Brass Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-AB: Antique Brass Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-AB: 6mm Antique Brass Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-AB: 2" Antique Brass Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces


Sunspot
Spiral stitch with drop beads Sunspot

Materials:
DPF-26: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Apricot Lined Yellow - 2 tubes
11-4247: 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Peony Pink Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-2316: 8/0 Matte Opaque Lime Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-CT: C-Lon Micro Cord Chartreuse - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-MG: 8mm Matte Gold Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-MG: Matte Gold Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-MG: 6mm Matte Gold Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-MG: 2" Matte Gold Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces


Wisteria
Spiral stitch with drop beads Wisteria

Materials:
DPF-11: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Mint Green Lined Yellow - 2 tubes
11-30: 11/0 Silverlined Tr Dark Teal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-4489: 8/0 Duracoat Opaque Dark Orchid Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-PU: C-Lon Micro Cord Purple - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-S: 8mm Silver Plated Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-S: Silver Plated Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-S: 6mm Silver Plated Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-S: 2" Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces


Frost
Spiral stitch with drop beads Frost

Materials:
DPF-18: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Apricot Lined Aqua - 2 tubes
11-2025: 11/0 Matte Opaque Light Mauve Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
8-576: 8/0 Dyed Smoky Opal Silverlined Alabaster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLMC-CO: C-Lon Micro Cord Cocoa - 1 bobbin
193-201: Big Eye Needle
192-525-S: 8mm Silver Plated Cord End Cap - 2 pieces
192-535-S: Silver Plated Lobster Claw - 1 piece
192-512-S: 6mm Silver Plated Jump Ring - 1 piece
192-530-S: 2" Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pieces