The look of a necklace can change dramatically depending on the color of the crochet thread. I accented the beads in this design with a dark tone.
Actress Ellen Terry portrays Lady Macbeth in a green crocheted dress decorated with jewel beetle wings in a famous John Singer Sargent painting. Our necklace is a perfect homage to that iconic costume. Cheri used a simple crochet stitch to decorate her green thread with Swarovski beads displaying the magical Crystal Scarabaeus Green effect. The shimmering beads twinkle among the thread, just like the beetle wings in Lady Macbeth's dress.
Use size 10 crochet thread in hunter green and a size E 4-3.5mm crochet hook to complete this design. Use a big eye needle to thread all of the required beads onto the crochet thread, working on the ball of thread. It doesn't hurt to string more than necessary, because when you cut your thread, you can always remove the beads you don't need. You can also add beads at that point if you need to. Add the beads in this order:
We repeated this pattern about 24 times.
Repeat this pattern until your necklace is the desired length, keeping in mind that the clasp will take up 1 1/4 inches. Our necklace is 50 inches long. Mirror the beginning of the necklace to complete the stitching.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!