Beaded Bead Necklace

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This is a simple necklace to make, and the color variations are limitless. I ran across this schematic with 3 color variations pictured and it looked so simple that I gave it a go.

All you do is string eight 6/0 seed beads into a circle, and then add on two or three more circles by using 2 beads from the last circle and six new beads, so that you have three or four connected circles of eight beads each. The reason I say to make three OR four circles is because the schematic calls for three, and I accidentally made four, but mine came out perfectly fine anyway. Let me apologize in advance for these very dimly lit, poorly shot photos.

make a chain of three or four circles of eight beads each

make a chain of three or four circles of eight beads each

Add a contrasting colored bead to the center of each circle.

or not....you could also make these one solid color if you wanted to!

or not….you could also make these one solid color if you wanted to!

Join the two ends together by adding two beads, then go thru the first two beads of the chain. Add two more beads and go thru the last two beads of the chain. That makes your last circle of eight, which will give you either four or five total circles that will now be a big holed beaded bead!

join the two ends together and then add a final center bead.

join the two ends together and then add a final center bead.

The original necklace looks like it was strung onto black rubber tubing, which I do not have. I used a thinner black rubber cord. The only beads that I could find on a quick go thru of my stash that had big enough holes for this rubber cord were these turquoise and black striped ones. I’m not sure if I like them with the color wheel colors or not, still deciding.

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All in all, each one of these six beads took about fifteen minutes to make.

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