Bella Braid

The perfect statement necklace can be hard to find, but we've created one that's sure to be a favorite! Our Bella Braid Necklace is a fun addition to any wardrobe and is sure to compliment any outfit. Size 6/0 seed beads are large, colorful, and eye catching. These bold and beautiful beads string up with ease onto richly pigmented C-Lon Tex 400 cord using a big eye needle. Check out our colorways below or create some party ready looks of your own.

Materials:
6-1897: Miyuki 6/0 Opaque Golden Olive Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4210F: Miyuki 6/0 Duracoat Galv. Matte Hot Pink Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2405F: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Tr Teal Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-TL: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Teal - 1 spool
CLC.400-RS: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Rose - 1 spool
CLC.400-OLVN: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Olivine - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-S: Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-S: Silver Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set
520-124: Hypo Cement Jewelers Glue
520-054: Xuron Thread & Cord Scissor


Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

1. Begin by cutting 8ft of Rose Tex 400 cord (CLC.400-RS). Fold cord in half and bring the needle to the center.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

2. Pour out the tube of 6-4210F and divide the beads in half.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

3. String one half of the tube onto the 4ft of doubled cord.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

4. Center the beads on the cord.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

5. Cut another 8ft length of cord and string the second half of the tube in the same way.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

6. String each tube of beads onto the matching cord in the same way. 6-1897 onto Olivine (CLC.400-OLVN) and 6-2405F onto Teal (CLC.400-TL) until there are six strands total.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

7. Holding all the strands together and make a loop.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

8. Pull all the strands through the loop to complete an overhand knot.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

9. Keeping the beads centered tighten the knot up against the beads. There will be about 16 inches of loose cord above the knot.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

10. To begin braiding the center portion of the necklace, hold each pair of the same color together to make a three strand braid. Take the left two strands and move them to center (sitting between the other two colors).

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

11. Now take the two strands from the right and bring them to the center of the other two colors.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

12. Take the two strands now on the left and bring them to center.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

13. Repeat step 11 with the strands now on the right.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

14. Continue to braid in this way.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructionss

15. As the braid grows help it form a 'U' shape so that the necklace will fall correctly when worn.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

16. Continue until all the strung beads are braided. If there is any unevenness at the end slide off extra beads.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

17. Hold all the strands of cord together and make a loop.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

18. Pull all the strands of cord through the loop to complete the overhand knot.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

19. Pull tight to secure.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

20. Braid the cord on each side. Hold all the strands of each color together to make a three strand braid. Keep the braid loose enough that it forms a flat braid.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

21. Once the desired length is reached, make an overhand knot at the end of each cord braid.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

22. Trim the ball off one headpin and push about 1/3 of its length through the top of the knot.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

23. Glue the knot paying extra attention to the end where the cord tails are loose.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

24. Once dry trim off cords just above the knot.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

25. Bring both ends of the wire up until they cross.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

26. Wrap the shorter end of the wire around the longer end.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

27. With side cutters, trim off any extra wire from the wrapped end.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

28. Make sure the longer end of wire is pointing straight up from the the knot. Slide a cone end and one 6/0 bead onto the wire.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

29. Make a wrapped loop with the remaining wire at the tip of the cone. The cone should fit snugly on top of the knot but won't cover it entirely.

Bella Braid Miyuki 6/0 Necklace Instructions

30. Using two chain nose pliers open a jump ring.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

31. Hook the jump ring through the wrapped loop and the toggle loop and close.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

32. Repeat steps 22-31 on the other end of the necklace.

Bella Braid Necklace Instructions

33. Clasp and enjoy!



Black Raspberry
Bella Braid Necklace Black Raspberry

Materials:
6-469: Miyuki 6/0 Metallic Bronze Eggplant Iris Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2075: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Op Cobalt Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4278: Miyuki 6/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Orchid Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-GP: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Grape - 1 spool
CLC.400-VIO: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Violet - 1 spool
CLC.400-PU: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Purple - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-S: Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-S: Silver Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Blueberry
Bella Braid Necklace Blueberry

Materials:
6-2074: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Op Pale Denim Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-1865: Miyuki 6/0 Opaque Smoke Gray Luster - 1 tube
6-1899: Miyuki 6/0 Opaque Eggplant Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-N: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Navy - 1 spool
CLC.400-ARG: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Argentum - 1 spool
CLC.400-LB: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Lt Blue - 1 spool
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needles - 1 pkg
192-527-AB: Antique Brass Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-AB: Antique Brass Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-AB: Antique Brass Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-AB: Antique Brass Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Bubblegum
Bella Braid Necklace Bubblegum

Materials:
6-406FR: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Opaque Orange AB Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-596: Miyuki 6/0 Opaque Tea Rose Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4266: Miyuki 6/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Hibiscus Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-PO: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Poinsetta - 1 spool
CLC.400-PL: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Pink Lemonade - 1 spool
CLC.400-NEP: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Neon Pink - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-S: Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-S: Silver Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Butter Pecan
Bella Braid Necklace Butter Pecan

Materials:
6-462: Miyuki 6/0 Metallic Gold Iris Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-1233: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Opaque Mustard Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4505: Miyuki 6/0 Tr Lt Smoky Topaz Picasso Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-S: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Sable - 1 spool
CLC.400-BR: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Brown - 1 spool
CLC.400-MG: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Marigold - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-G: Gold Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-G: Gold Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-G: Gold Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-G: Gold Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Cookies and Cream
Bella Braid Necklace Cookies and Cream

Materials:
6-401: Miyuki 6/0 Black Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-401F: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Black Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4511: Miyuki 6/0 Black Picasso Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-BK: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Black - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-S: Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-S: Silver Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Cotton Candy
Bella Braid Necklace Cotton Candy

Materials:
6-1897: Miyuki 6/0 Opaque Golden Olive Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4210F: Miyuki 6/0 Duracoat Galv. Matte Hot Pink Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2405F: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Tr Teal Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-TL: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Teal - 1 spool
CLC.400-RS: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Rose - 1 spool
CLC.400-OLVN: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Olivine - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-S: Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-S: Silver Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Mint Chip
Bella Braid Necklace Mint Chip

Materials:
6-1614: Miyuki 6/0 Dyed Semifrosted Tr Aqua Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-305: Miyuki 6/0 Montana Blue Gold Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-571: Miyuki 6/0 Dyed Sea Green S/L Alabaster Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-TL: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Teal - 1 spool
CLC.400-TQ: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Turquoise - 1 spool
CLC.400-MA: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Marina - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-S: Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-S: Silver Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Pistachio
Bella Braid Necklace Pistachio

Materials:
6-1889: Miyuki 6/0 Tr Golden Olive Luster Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2316: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Opaque Lime Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2405: Miyuki 6/0 Tr Teal Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-MA: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Marina - 1 spool
CLC.400-CT: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Chartreuse - 1 spool
CLC.400-OLVN: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Olivine - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-G: Gold Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-G: Gold Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-G: Gold Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-G: Gold Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Red Velvet
Bella Braid Necklace Red Velvet

Materials:
6-2427: Miyuki Silverlined Dk Ruby Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4265: Miyuki 6/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Lt Watermelon Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-408: Miyuki 6/0 Opaque Red Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-SR: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Shanghai Red - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-C: Copper Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-AC: Antique Copper Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-AC: Antique Copper Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-C: Copper Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Sherbert
Bella Braid Necklace Sherbert

Materials:
6-1121: Miyuki 6/0 Luminous Sun Glow Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-1119: Miyuki 6/0 Luminous Lime Aid Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-4298: Miyuki 6/0 Luminous Creamsicle Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-TN: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Tangerine - 1 spool
CLC.400-NEY: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Neon Yellow - 1 spool
CLC.400-GY: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Golden Yellow - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-G: Gold Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-G: Gold Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-G: Gold Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-G: Gold Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Spumoni
Bella Braid Necklace Spumoni

Materials:
6-457: Miyuki 6/0 Metallic Dk Bronze Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2318: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Op Olive Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2040: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Metallic Brick Red Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-CST: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Chestnut - 1 spool
CLC.400-OL: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Olive - 1 spool
CLC.400-RH: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Red Hot - 1 spool
193-203: Big Eye Needle 4.5in - 1 pkg
192-527-AB: Antique Brass Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-AB: Antique Brass Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-AB: Antique Brass Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-AB: Antique Brass Sunburst Toggle - 1 set


Strawberries & Cream
Bella Braid Necklace Strawberries and Cream

Materials:
6-2022: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Opaque Antique Beige Seed Bead - 1 tube
6-2331: Miyuki 6/0 Matte Metallic Dusky Clay AB Seed Bead - 1 tube
6S-3283: Miyuki 6/0 Sq Hole Rococo S/L Lt Rose Pink Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLC.400-RS: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Rose - 1 spool
CLC.400-SS: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Sea Shell - 1 tube
CLC.400-PTL: C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Petal - 1 spool
193-204: Collapsible Eye Needle - 1 pkg
192-527-S: Silver Plated Cone 9x12mm - 2 pcs
192-511-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 4mm 18ga. - 2 pcs
192-530-S: Silver Plated Headpin with 2mm Ball - 2 pcs
194-500-S: Silver Plated Sunburst Toggle - 1 set

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