In my last post I showed you the necklace that I made to go with the top I had just finished, to add a bit of colour to the neckline.
It was quick and easy to do, so I decided to make a whole bunch more for the school to sell at their Summer fair – and here they are!
The lovely folk on Instagram said that a tutorial would be nice, so here goes….
For each necklace you will need one skein of embroidery floss. I bought this packet of 30 for just £3.00 from The Works which, as most of the beads were rescued from broken jewellery, works out at only 10p each – perfect for the school fair, or any fundraising event.
I chose beads ranging from natural wooden ones to lace covered pearlescent ones.
For the necklace itself you will need a 2.5mm crochet hook.
Simply crochet a chain to your desired length then fasten off.
Tie the threads together in a double knot to complete the circle.
Weave in the ends through a few chains and trim neatly.
Using all the remaining floss, wrap it continuously around three fingers, leaving a tail of about 12″.
Take a 5.50mm crochet hook….
….and pass the handle through the loops as shown.
Using the 12″ tail, wind the floss tightly, close to the crochet hook.
Secure the floss with a knot.
Cut through the bottom loops to form your tassel.
Leave the crochet hook in place for now.
Thread a needle with about 10″ of matching thread.
Take your beads and, starting at the bottom, pass the needle up through all the beads, around the crocheted chain and back down through all the beads.
Push the beads up tight to the crocheted chain. Both ends of the floss should be hanging down from the bottom bead at this point.
Pass your needle through the top loops that are still on your crochet hook.
Tie the ends together securely.
Hide the ends by passing the needle through the wrapped section and trim to the length of the tassel.
And that’s it!
These are some of the other ones I made.
I think the girls at the school fair will have no problem parting with their pocket money for one of these.