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Beading Basics - How to Make a Multi-Strand Necklace Print

Multi-Strand Necklace

 

 

How to Make a

Multi-Strand Necklace

Designed by Sarah Parker

Making a multi-strand necklace can look daunting and time consuming, but these easy to follow step-by-step instructions will show you how simlple it can be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clasps

 

 

Step 1: Find a Multi-Strand Clasp that will support the number of strand you would like on your necklace. Like in this necklace, a 3-strand clasp was needed.

 

 

 

  

 

Multi-strand necklace

 

Step 2: Using crimp beads, attach the beading wire to the bottom part of the clasp, making sure that when you are finished stringing, to line it up to the correspoding bottom part of the clasp on the opposite side. 

If you need assistance with crimping, see our How to Crimp article in the How to Bead Basics Section.

 

 

 

 

Multi-Strand Necklace

 

Step 3: After securing the first strand, start the second, in this case the middle strand, in the same way. Again, make sure the opposite end of the strand measures up to the corresponding past on the clasp. 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Strand Necklace

 

Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the third stand (and all strands depending on how many you chose to do) of the necklace. If you are doing a tiered necklace, having each strand drop a bit lower, make sure the difference between all the strands is approximately the same before finishing.

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Strand Necklace

 

 

Finished product should look similar to this around the multi-strand clasp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Strand Necklace

 

 
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