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Wooden-Circle Bib Necklace

   

Wooden-Circle Bib Necklace

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

A basic stringing technique is adapted to create interlinking loops. We used 3/8-inch unfinished wooden beads.

materials

  • 3/8-inch round wooden beads, by Lara's Crafts

  • Nylon-coated beading wire

  • Metal crimps

  • Needle-nose pliers

steps

  1. Cut an 18-inch length of nylon-coated beading wire. String 12 beads onto the middle of wire, and thread opposite end through last bead to make the bottom circle.

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  2. For middle circle, string 5 beads onto each end. Add 1 more, and thread opposite end through it. For top circle, string 5 beads onto each end. Add 1 more bead and a metal crimp, and thread opposite end through each.

  3. Close crimp with needlenose pliers; trim ends. Cut a 55-inch length of wire. String 7 beads onto the middle of wire, then loop in far-right bead of center piece's middle circle.

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  4. Add 3 more beads to left end, and thread opposite end through last bead to make bottom circle. For second circle, add 5 beads to right end.

  5. Add 2 beads to left end, then loop in far-right bead of top-center circle. Add 3 more beads to left end, and thread opposite end through last bead.

  6. For third circle, thread 5 beads onto each end. Add 1 more, and thread opposite end through it. Repeat to add more circles to reach nape of neck, and close final circle with a crimp.

  7. To make the left piece, follow steps above. On final circle, loop in a bead from right piece's last circle as the 12th bead, and close with a crimp.

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