Celestial Amethyst Tila Choker

measures 16"

measures 16"

The words heavenly or divine just don’t come close to describing this necklace.  Satiny Tila beads mix with round silver and amethyst seed beads to create a “halo” for the neck that curves naturally and lays comfortably on the skin.  Amethyst Swarovski bicone beads punctuate and shape the design with a sparkle that’s sure to flatter anyone.  This fairly simple beading project can be completed in about two hours.

 

Directions

step 1 - Cut a length of beading thread to measure 2 yards.  Add a stop bead 10” from the end.

step 2 - Pass the beading needle through 48 large silver beads and 47 Tila beads alternating them.  Start and end with a silver bead.

step 2 - Pass the beading needle through 48 large silver beads and 47 Tila beads alternating them.  Start and end with a silver bead.

step 3 - Attach a jump ring to one half of a clasp.  Pass the needle through the jump ring.

step 3 - Attach a jump ring to one half of a clasp.  Pass the needle through the jump ring.

step 4 - Pass the needle through two amethyst seedbeads and through the bottom holes of the first Tila bead.

step 4 - Pass the needle through two amethyst seedbeads and through the bottom holes of the first Tila bead.

step 5 - Secure the work by moving the needle up through the top holes of the Tila, through the silver bead, the jump ring, then back through the seed beads and the bottom holes of the Tila.

step 5 - Secure the work by moving the needle up through the top holes of the Tila, through the silver bead, the jump ring, then back through the seed beads and the bottom holes of the Tila.

step 6 - Move across the strand adding two seed beads between each Tila.  After adding the last two seed beads, attach a jump ring to the second half of the clasp.  Pass the needle through the jump ring.

step 6 - Move across the strand adding two seed beads between each Tila.  After adding the last two seed beads, attach a jump ring to the second half of the clasp.  Pass the needle through the jump ring.

step 7 - Secure the work as you did in step 5 by moving through the large silver bead, the top holes of the Tila and the bottom holes of the Tila.

step 7 - Secure the work as you did in step 5 by moving through the large silver bead, the top holes of the Tila and the bottom holes of the Tila.

step 8 - Bring the needle through the two seed beads again, through the jump ring and the large silver bead.  Add a “set” which includes an amethyst seed bead, a silver seed bead, a bicone, a silver seed bead and another amethyst seed bead.

step 8 - Bring the needle through the two seed beads again, through the jump ring and the large silver bead.  Add a “set” which includes an amethyst seed bead, a silver seed bead, a bicone, a silver seed bead and another amethyst seed bead.

step 9 - Pass the needle through the next large silver bead, the bottom two seed beads, the bottom holes of the Tila, the top holes of the Tila, and the large silver bead.

step 9 - Pass the needle through the next large silver bead, the bottom two seed beads, the bottom holes of the Tila, the top holes of the Tila, and the large silver bead.

step 10 - Add another set and continue working across the strand, adding sets and always securing the work by passing through the previous Tila bead as in step 9.

step 10 - Add another set and continue working across the strand, adding sets and always securing the work by passing through the previous Tila bead as in step 9.

step 11 - Finish the necklace by working the needle through the beads, creating at least four half hitch knots.  Trim off the excess thread.  Remove the stop bead and thread that tail into the needle.  Work through the beads creating half hitch knots.

NOTE
This necklace doesn’t lay in a flat straight strand on the work surface, it curves.  Here’s why -  The large silver beads take up more space than the two seed beads between the Tila beads forcing the work to curve slightly. This makes it an ideal design for a choker because it forms a natural circle at the base of the neck without twisting or shifting.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  Amethyst Gold Luster Tila beads - 47
  •  11/0 purple rainbow seed beads
  •  4mm amethyst Swarovski bicone beads - 45
  •  4mm round silver beads - 48
  •  11/0 round silver beads
  •  clasp
  •  black 0.15mm beading thread
  •  beading needles

Miscellaneous

  •  scissors
  •  stop bead

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