Seed beads are used in almost every beading project imaginable. Sometimes they are the focal point and sometimes they are just spacers between larger, flashier beads. Seed beads are popular for beading projects because of their size, low cost and variety of colours.
Thread the beading needle with about 1 yard of beading thread and attach with crimp beads to your clasp. Twist numerous strands together to make a chunky, thick twist or just a few strands for a smaller, thinner necklace. Run more than one thread through each loop of the clasp to keep a smaller clasp.
String your beads in a length comfortable for your neck. Run your needle through a loop on the other part of the clasp twice to secure in place. Thread the next length to reach the first part of the clasp. Make each strand between the clasps the same length. Continue threading beads back and forth between the clasps until you have all the strands you want. Secure each strand on the clasp by threading the needle through a loop twice.
Secure the last strand with a crimp bead and crimp with the crimping pliers.
Hold one end of the necklace and twist with the other. This clasp with allow the twist to stay without untwisting. One part of the clasp will slide into the other. Wear the necklace with as much twist as you want.
Things you need
- Seed beads
- Multistrand clasp (available in two, three and five)
- Beading thread
- Beading needle
- Crimp beads
- Crimping pliers
- Focal beads (if desired)