Friday, November 18, 2022

Christmas Lights Necklace Pattern

Light up your holidays with this beautiful string of lights. It can be made as a necklace and also a bracelet.

Bead Counts
A = Miyuki 11/0 SEED bead, #468, 55* 
                + 14 for one end + 12 for clasps 
B = Miyuki 11/0 SEED bead, #02, 30* 
                + 1 for one end 
C = Miyuki 11/0 SEED bead, #1425, 3* 
D = Miyuki 11/0 SEED bead, #25F, 1660, 1436, and 1425, 21* - I used 4 different colors for the bulbs, The illustrations only show 1 color.
**Bead Counts are per Unit, Unit is approximately 3/4"

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Start by waxing and stretching your thread. Use Fireline, Nymo D or C-Lon and an #11 or #12 beading needle. Tie in a “stopper” bead, leaving about a 8-10” tail and begin at step #1. 
 

Row 1

1. Pick up 1B, 6A, go with thread up through the 1 B bead just added in this step.

 

2. Pick up 4B, go with thread down through the 5th A bead, step #1.

3. Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #2.

 

4. Pick up 2A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the 3rd A bead, step #4.

 

5. Pick up 8A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead just added in this step.

 

6. Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 1 B bead, step #4 or step #17.

 

7. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #6.

 

8. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 6th A bead, step #5.


 9. Pick up 2B, 2D, 2B, 3A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #8.

10. Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #7.

11. Pick up 2A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #10.

 

12. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead, step #9.

 

13. Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 2nd A bead, step #12.  

 

14. Pick up 3A, go with thread up through the 1 B bead, step #11.  

 

15. Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 2nd A bead, step #14.  

16. Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 3rd A bead, step #15.

17. Pick up 2A, 1B, 1A, go with thread down through the 3rd A bead, step #16.

 

18. Continue Row 1 by repeating steps #5 though #17 until your necklace is the length that you want.

 

19. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread up through the 1 B and the 2nd A bead added in the last repeat of step #17. 

b) To add clasp, pick up 3A, clasp, 3A, go with thread up through the 4th A bead added in this step at (a) and the 1 B bead, step #17. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength and then continue up through the 2nd A bead, step #17.

Row 2


 20. Pick up 3A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead, step #19, and the 1 B bead added in the last repeat of step #17. 

21. Pick up 6B, 3C, go with thread forward through the 6th B bead just added in this step.

22. Pick up 5B, go with thread up through the 1 B bead and the 2nd A bead added in the next repeat of step #11 to the left.

23. Pick up 3A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead, step #15 on right, the 1 B bead, step #11, and the 5th, 4th and 3rd B beads, step #22 or step #33.

24. Pick up 4B, go with thread down through the second set of 2 B beads, step #9.  


 25. Pick up 5D, go with thread up through the first set of 2 A beads, step #9. 

26. Pick up 2B, go with thread down through the second set of 2 B beads, step #9, and the 1st D bead, step #25. 


 27. a) Pick up 3D, go with thread right to left through the 3rd D bead, step #25.

 b) Pick up 3D, go with thread up through the 5th D bead, step #25, the first set of 2 B beads, step #9, left to right through the 2 B beads, step #26, down through the second set of 2 B beads, step #9, the 1st D bead, step #25, the 1st and 2nd D beads added in this step at (a).

28. Pick up 5D, go with thread up through the 2nd and 3rd D beads, step #27b, the 5th D bead, step #25, left to right through the 2 D beads, step #9, down through the 1st D bead, step #25, the 1st and 2nd D beads, step #27a, the 1st and 2nd D beads just added in this step.


 29. Pick up 3D, go with thread up through the 4th and 5th D beads, step #28, the 2nd and 3rd D beads, step #27b, the 5th D bead, step #25, and the first set of 2 B beads, step #9.

30. Pick up 7B, go with thread up through the 1B and the 2nd A beads, step #17 repeat to the left.


 31. Pick up 3A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead, step #7 repeat to the right, 1 B bead, step #17, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd B beads, step #30.

32. Pick up 3B, 3C, go with thread forward through the 3rd B bead just added in this step.

33. Pick up 5B, go with thread up through the 1 B and 2nd A beads, added in the next repeat of step #11 to the left. 

34. Continue Row 2 by repeating steps #23 through #33.

35. a) Pick up 4A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead, b step #2, the 1 B and 1st A bead, step #1. 

b) pick up 3A, clasp, 2A, go with thread down through the 1st A bead added in this step at (a), the 1 B and the 1st A bead, step #1. Continue with thread around through the clasp beads several times for strength. Weave the working thread into the necklace and end.

Christmas Lights Necklace Pattern, N0038
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This pattern may not be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. The purchaser of this pattern may use the finished piece for personal use and for selling at arts and crafts shows, etc. No mass production of this design is permitted without permission from the author.
Patterns tested by: Julia Wentz

 

 

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