Beads In Fashion

Team Spirit Choker

Materials: 4 mm accent beads

main color size 11 seed beads (listed as mc in instructions)

accent color size 11 seed beads for fringe (optional)

Size D Nymo or Silamide

needle

clasp

1) String one 4 mm bead, three mc seeds, one 4 mm bead, four mc seeds, one 4 mm bead, 3 mc seeds. Pick up half ot the clasp at this time. Bring your needle back up thru the first 4 mm bead, forming a triangle (figure 1)
figure 1
Tie tail end of thread and working end of thread in an overhand knot to secure the thread.

2) Pick up four mc seeds, one 4 mm, three mc seeds, go down thru bead 3 (figure 2)
figure 2
3) Pick up four mc seeds, one 4 mm, three mc seeds, go up thru bead 4. (figure 3)
4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until it fits comfortable around your neck, leaving room for the other half of the clasp.
Pick up the other half of the clasp on your last stitch.
figure 3


Optional Fringe Instructions
1) Fold choker in half or count the number of 4mm beads along the bottom of the choker to determine the halfway point. I usually mark this by a piece of string or a safety pin.
This is going to be the spot for the longest fringe. Determine how many dangles you want.  I used nine. Count back from the center half the amount you determined, this is where you will place your first dangle. It should be under a 4 mm bead.
2) Weave in a new thread, pick up seven of the accent color (ac) seed, one 4 mm, five ac seeds, and go up thru the second bead on the strand. Pick up one ac seed, and go thru the 4 mc beads at the base of the choker.

Your thread should no be under the next 4 mm in the choker.
For the next dangle, pick up eight ac seeds, one 4 mm, five ac seeds and go up thru the third bead on the strand. Pick up two ac seeds and go thru the next 4 mc seeds at the base of the choker (figure 4)
figure 4
Continue increasing in this manner until you hit the marked center, start decreasing at this point.
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