“Renaissance” Right Angle Weave Necklace
Create a beautiful right angle weave necklace full of rich tones and dazzling highlights, using bicone crystals and briolettes from Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements™.
As featured in Bead&Button Magazine. Designed by Diana Jorge for EKSuccess Brands
- Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements™ Bicones, 4mm – Golden Shadow (8 Pkgs.) and Earth Mix (6 Pkgs.)
- Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements™ Bicones, 6mm – Golden Shadow (10 Pkgs.) and Pacific Opal (4 Pkgs.)
- Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements™ Briolettes – Golden Shadow (25)
- Seed Beads, Size 11 – Beige (1 Tube)
- Beading Thread (3 - 30" Pieces)
- Head Pins (215)
- Eye Pins (48)
- Jump Rings (40)
- Toggle Clasp
- Bent Nose Pliers
- Flush Cutters
- Round Nose Pliers
- Beading Needle
Step 1 Make the following: 132 4mm Earth Mix wrapped loops, 24 Earth Mix bicone loops on eye pins, 35 Pacific Opal wrapped loops, 48 4mm Golden Shadow loops with head pins and 24 Pacific Opal loops on eye pins.
Step 2 Connect an Earth Mix eye pin to a Pacific Opal eye pin and add on two Golden Shadow drops. Connect the dangle to a jump ring. Continue until you have 35 dangles. Set aside.
Step 3 Thread a seed bead onto a length of beading thread and make a stop bead, leaving a 3" tail.
Step 4 String on one 4mm Golden Shadow bicone, one seed bead, one 4mm Golden Shadow bicone, one seed bead, one 4mm Golden Shadow bicone and one 6mm Golden Shadow bicone. Weave back through all the beads in a circular path and exit through the third 4mm bicone. Continue weaving in right angle weave until you have 50 loops.
Step 5 Add another length of thread to your working thread. Weave a second row using 4mm 56-05259D Golden Shadow bicones.
Step 6 Once you have reached the starting end of the necklace, weave the thread until it is adjacent with the 3" tail. Remove the stop bead and make a surgeon’s knot with both threads.
Step 7 String a stop bead on another length of thread, leaving 3" tail, and pass needle through the first bead on the bottom row. String on a seed bead, one or two wrapped loop drops, and pass through the next bicone on the bottom row.
Step 8 String on four seed beads, two or three wrapped loop drops, one dangle, one briolette, two or three wrapped loops and four seed beads. Pass the needle through the first bicone again and through the following seed bead, and bicone.
Step 9 String on a seed bead, one or two wrapped loops and pass through the next bicone.
Step 10 Repeat Steps 8 and 9 until you reach the end of the necklace. Once you have reached the end, knot the thread and cut any excess. Remove the stop bead, knot the remaining thread and trim any excess.
Step 11 Add the toggle clasp to the ends with jump rings. Embellish with one or two additional drops, if desired.