This multi-strand seed bead necklace is sure to impress. Designed by Caravan
Beads very own Joan Baldwin, this is a simple project that just takes a
little time and patience.
With great precision she made this necklace, stringing one strand each night until all 20 strands were finished. These are really tiny beads!
This necklace is made with opaque turquoise green 15/0 cut seed beads (15C-412) and 24kt light gold plated size 15 cut Delica beads (DBSC-0034).
It took approximately 50 grams of 15C-412 and 5 grams of DBSC-0034 to
achieve an average overall length of 21" for the strands. Keep in mind
that the end caps and clasp will add about 2" to the necklace (so if you
are making an 18" necklace your strung beads should measure about 16"
before you attach the clasp) The beads are strung on .012 C-Flex
beading wire and finished off by crimping each strand individually onto
one looped piece of wire. The wire is then pulled through a bead cap to
hide the finishing hardware.
For illustrated crimping instructions visit our page on crimping techniques.
And here is Joan modeling her creation...
It looks stunning!