My butterfly floral necklace is another project for the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad. So, it uses materials that I sell on this website. Read on to find out more…
The butterfly floral necklace requires the following beads:
- Size 11 Delicas
- Size 15 Delicas
- GemDuo (8x5mm)
- Honeycomb Jewels
You will need beading thread to make the beaded components. So, use a thread that you find comfortable to work with. Make sure it is also strong.
Then, you can make the necklace in a variety of ways. I chose to string my beads onto memory wire, just curling the ends over to keep everything in place. This is a very simple, easy option.
You could also string them onto a metal-based thread, like Beadalon. Then attach a clasp using crimp beads. If you need some tips for either of these methods, check out this blog>>
Or, if basic jewellery making isn’t your thing, you can create a bead-woven necklace. So, string the beaded beads with beading thread. You can add a beaded rope to either end if you wish. Then, you might consider using a beaded clasp to finish everything off. If you like that idea, you can find plenty of beaded clasp inspiration here>>
Whichever option you choose, you will need the appropriate stringing materials and clasp. Plus some 4mm beads to use as spacers – I used pearls.
You can find all the beads for this project in my beading supplies department on this website.
Experience and Techniques
I recommend this as a project for intermediate beaders. The techniques aren’t too difficult. But you will be working with size 15 beads and also two-holed beads.
For the butterflies you will need to be familiar with basic even count peyote. The remaining techniques are really just stringing.
About the Butterfly Floral Necklace
I love making beaded beads or components. They are quick to do and versatile to use.
So, my butterfly floral necklace actually evolved from two other projects. It is simply a series of beaded beads, strung as you please. You might even choose to make a bracelet to match, or instead of the necklace.
Often, as I am working, I see other possibilities for a component. So, this necklace is one of those examples. One thing leads to another…!