Perhaps the easiest form of beading, making necklaces may also be the most rewarding. Just a few basic tools and techniques can turn a handful of beads into a spectacular piece of jewelry! Now the editors of Bead&Button, America's leading beading magazine, have made it even easier to create stunning necklaces. This collection gathers more than thirty of the finest necklace projects ever featured in the magazine. Editor-tested, beader-approved, these projects are sure to inspire many beautiful creations from crafters everywhere.
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Braided gemstone collar
Elegant Victorian collar
Victorian lace choker
18-gauge wire 4mm bead accent beads accents to span art bead backstitch bead cap bead photo bead tip beading needles beads and go beadwork beeswax bezel bicone bottom brick stitch bugle cabochon centerpiece chainnose pliers circle color complete the wraps crimp bead crimp the crimp crimping pliers donut edge bead end bead end link figure finish the wraps Fireline flat spacer flexible beading wire focal bead freshwater pearls fringe glass beads Glue the knot go back gold 14 head pin hole jump ring lampwork last bead length of thread loop photo MATERIALS necklace medallion number of beads Nymo peyote stitch peyote strip photo f Pick up three picot motif Repeat step right-angle weave roundnose pliers secure the thread seeds and accents sew back side spacer beads spiral split ring square knot standard unit sterling silver surgeon's knot thread path three beads top bead trim the excess wire cutters wrapped loop