Faux Multi Strand Bead Necklace Design Idea

by Shaista Khalid Haleem
(Model Town, Lahore, Pakistan)

Gold and Black Bead Necklace Design

Gold and Black Bead Necklace Design

Gold and Black Bead Necklace Design
Necklace Clasp
Side View of Beaded Necklace
Focal Point of Bead Necklace

This is a faux multi strand bead necklace. I call this necklace 'Twilight Bead Necklace'.

I make my jewelry with lots of love and to look glamorous on whoever wears it, immaterial of age.

My jewelry bring good luck and smile to their face. I have observed this in some of my clients who comes and relay this message to me.

Materials used:-
1 - Beads black and gold color
2 - 1 clasp and 1 toggles
3 - fish wire (cord) according to the length required


Tie the cord to the clasp with a reef knot and start passing the beads(according to the picture).

After the required length pass the other end to the clasp and cut off the extra cord piece.

Please do not forget to dress to see how beautiful it is on you.

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How Did You String Multiple Strands In Necklace?
by: Anonymous

Is the center of the necklace more than one strand?
If so, how did you string them?

Also, how did you string the beads where the four dark and the four gold meet? Did you use multiple strands of the cord?

Stringing Mulit-Strand Necklaces
by: Wanda

The front of the necklace and the multi-bead stations are on more than one strand.

I would use beading wire or illusion cord instead of 'fish wire', which can stretch out of shape over time.

Here's how I would string this faux multi strand necklace design.

Jewelry Making Instructions

Step 1
Cut four strands of beading wire 6" (15.2 cm) longer than the desired length of your necklace.

I would use .012 or .014 diameter beading wire. Since, you'll have four strands of wire, .012 is probably the better choice.

Step 2: Center of the Necklace
On each strand of beading wire center one black bead.

Then, string two gold beads on each side of the black bead.

Next, string one black bead on each side of the two gold beads.

Step 3:
Now, (for both sides of the necklace in turn) bring all four strands of beading wire together and thread them through one black bead.

Step 4:
Separate each wire strand and string on one black bead and one gold bead on each strand of wire.

Step 5:
Repeat Step 3 using a gold bead.

Step 6:
Repeat Step 4 by stringing one gold bead first and then one black bead.

Step 7:
Continue to repeat Steps 3 and 4, alternating the bead color as shown in the photos, until the necklace is within one inch (2.5 cm) of the desired length of your necklace (this will allow you enough wire to use to attach a clasp).

Step 7:
Attach one half of your clasp to each side of the necklace by stringing a crimp bead onto the beading wire and then the clasp.

You may be able to crimp two beading wires at a time if you use a 3mm X 3mm crimp bead. If not, just crimp each wire using a 2mm X 2mm crimp bead.

This lesson on How to String Beads will help you if you're unfamiliar with stringing beads.


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