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Elegant Gold Toned Choker Necklace

by Dominique Marando | September 17, 2018
Elegant Gold Toned Choker Necklace

Hi everyone! It's Dominique again, coming to you with another beaded jewellery design for Just Bead It! Today I will be sharing with you this elegant gold-toned choker necklace. I hope you enjoy :)






Just Bead It products used:

  • JBX43 - Bronze glass faceted beads
  • JBX98 - Gold glass faceted beads
  • JBI00 - Gold seed beads
Additional products:
  • Beading wire
  • Crimp beads
  • Gold crimp covers
  • Jewellery pliers
  • 5-strand bar end findings
  • Gold lobster clasp
  • Gold extender chain

Firstly, cut five equal lengths of beading wire that have roughly 5cm of overhang on each side. Begin stringing the JBX43 and JBX98 on one of the strands in an alternate fashion... bronze, gold, bronze, gold, etc. Once the beads have reached your desired length, attach the strand to the middle loop of the 5-strand finding with a crimp and crimp cover. Make sure the thread is pulled fairly tight, as well as leaving some overhang for when it is time to crimp the other end of the wire.

Secondly, with the remaining four strands, simply thread  the JBI00 gold seed beads until the desired length is achieved. Then attach each strand to it's respective loop on the 5-strand bar end finding. At this point, when all the strands are attached on one side, you can add or remove beads in order to adjust the length.
Beginning the fourth strand

Lining up the strands - at this point you can add or remove beads from one end to adjust the length

Once each strand of wire has been fastened to one end of the clasp, and you are happy with the length, you can go ahead and attach the other end as well. At this point, the design is nearly finished.

Getting ready to crimp the other end
  • NOTE: after I finished stringing all the strands of beads, I decided to change the large bronze beads (JBX29) seen in first few pics to the JBX98 small gold beads, for the sake of continuity(...plus, I think it looks better :)). As a result, however, the first few pictures will be inaccurate as they will show the large bronze beads. Please keep this in mind.

This is where I decided to change the bronze beads to smaller, gold beads (JBX98)

Lastly, attach a lobster clasp and extender chain to the outer loop on either bar end. This addition completes the choker and allows for a few centimetres of extension space to fit a variety of neck sizes. 

This lovely necklace sits daintily around the neck, and would suit many outfits for a variety of different occasions. I just love the subtle golds and bronze... I may just need to keep this one for myself! :)

If you would like to get more information on some basic jewellery-making techniques such as how to use crimp beads and covers, and attaching lobster clasps etc, you can refer to my more thorough jewellery tutorial  here.
I hope you enjoyed this post.  Thanks so much for reading - happy beading!

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