Thursday, 30 May 2013

Egyptian Choker

Walk like an Egyptian with this colourful choker style necklace.

You will need:
  • Ready made Choker with screw ball end 
  • 95 x 50mm Head pins 
  • 4mm Cube Beads (check hole size) 
  • Fast setting Acrylic Glue 
  • 10g 6mm Bugle Beads 
  • 10g Sz 6 Seed Beads 
  • 7g Sz 11 Seed Beads 
What you do:
  • Put a tiny dab of glue on the end of a headpin and slide on a Sz 6 Seed Bead, followed by a Sz 11 Seed Bead and then the Bugle Bead.
  • Leave to dry for a few minutes. Acrylic glue is much better than superglue as it will not taint your beads, like some superglues can.
  • Using round nose pliers turn the very top of the pin into a loop, making sure it is tightly closed.
  • A tip is to make your pliers with a dot of permanent pen so you can make each loop the same size time after time. 
  • Make approx 95 of these pins. 
  • Unscrew the ball from the end of the choker and thread the pins on alternately with the cube beads, leave a tiny space at the end for the choker to fasten.

© Sue Simmons / The Bead Shed
April 2008

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