We created a mix of side 8/0 seed beads to make this necklace just in time for a dreamy, coastal vacation!
Instead of using the bead spinner needle, we utilized the needle that comes with the Griffin bead cord. Please refer to Silk Bead Cord blog post on how to straighten silk cord and learn about clamshell bead tips.
Step One: Unravel your bead cord and straighten silk cord and straighten needle that is attached.
Step Two: Use fingers to bend the needle into a curve.
Step Three: NOTE – You may need to readjust the curve in your needle in-between stringing.
Step Four: Add your seed beads into the Spin and String’s cup, until the cup is about a ½ full. Make a knot at the end of your silk cord. Give the cup a counterclockwise spin and insert your needle with curve/hook pointed up, near the inside wall (not touching it). Watch as this tool’s spinning motion feeds the beads right onto the needle.
Step Five: Advance the beads from the needle onto the silk cord and repeat this process until you have a foot-long strand of strung beads. Cut string at 16”. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make a total of 9 strands.
Step six: Tie three strands of seed beads together combining all ends into a tight and close knot against seed beads.
Step Seven: Clamp clamshell bead tip onto both knot ends. Repeat to make a total of three clustered, seed bead strands.
Step Eight: Open a jump ring and slide on one end of each of your three clustered strands and a foot of rollo chain. Close jump ring. Open another jump ring and slide on the first jump ring and 6” of larger cable chain.
Step Nine: Take top cluster strands and chain together and twist away from you in a tight enough twist. Twist bottom two cluster strands also in the same direction. Make sure to hold down your jump ring and 6” chain to keep everything straight.
Step ten: Hold other ends together and twist towards you to create a lasting twist. Open a jump ring and slide the other ends of your clustered strands and chain together. Open another jump ring and slide through first jump ring and another 6” larger cable chain.