Purple TOHO Treasure Brick Stitch Diamond Necklace with Tassel
designed byCynthia Kimura
Approximate Size26 Inches
I wanted fun colors and a cool shape to showcase in this necklace. Brick stitch was the perfect way to have both!
TOHO Treasure seed beads are available in vibrant colors that are fun to use together. Cynthia used purples, blues, and yellows together in a fun brick stitch diamond pattern. It makes a wonderful focal point for her necklace. Learn how to make this necklace and then switch up the color pattern for your own take on this look. See more inspiration for small brick stitch pieces and even some peyote stitch projects in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Next, you will build out one side of the focal using decreasing brick stitch. Turn your work over so that the thread is exiting up out of the last bead on the first row. Then, follow the color pattern and thread path outlined in fig. 2 of the PDF diagram. Use fig. 3 to finish this half of the diamond. Once you reach the last row of brick stitch with two seed beads, add one purple seed bead to the thread. Bring your thread back down through the other TOHO in the previous row. Loop around through the beads again to reinforce.
Weave your thread or start a new thread so that it is coming out of the end seed bead in the first and widest row of brick stitch. Finish the other half of the diamond focal with a decreasing brick stitch following the color pattern in fig. 4 of the PDF diagram. Secure your thread by weaving back into the stitch and trim.
Attach a 14K/20 gold-filled 5mm 20.5 gauge open round jump ring to the seed bead at the top of the diamond (the seed bead with a different orientation from the other rows of the stitch). Repeat for the seed bead at the bottom of the diamond.
Attach a 1-inch purple tassel with gold ring to the jump ring at the bottom of the diamond using another jump ring. Open the jump ring at the top of the diamond. Attach a 10-inch length of 4.5mm gold-plated brass flat O-link chain to each side of the jump ring. Close the jump ring.
Attach each half of the gold-filled medium plain toggle clasp to each end of the necklace using a jump ring for each.
List of Components TOHO Treasure 11/0 Silver-Lined Aquamarine Seed Bead 2.5-Inch Tube (TTB11-23, qty 1) TOHO Treasure 11/0 Inside-Color Rainbow Rosaline/Opaque Purple-Lined Seed Bead 2.5-Inch Tube (TTB11-928, qty 1) TOHO Treasure 11/0 Silver-Lined Lemon Seed Bead 2.5-Inch Tube (TTB11-32, qty 1) TOHO Treasure 11/0 Gold-Lustered Raspberry Seed Bead 2.5-Inch Tube (TTB11-332, qty 1) 1-Inch Purple Tassel with Gold Ring (10pc pack) (FIND-2443, qty 1) 4.5mm Gold-Plated Brass Flat O-Link Chain By the Foot (BTF-0953, qty 2) Gold-Filled Medium Plain Toggle Clasp (ISCL-0087, qty 1) 14K/20 Gold-Filled 5mm 20.5 gauge Open Round Jump Ring (FIND-1838, qty 6)
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