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Twisted Sister Necklace

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Twisted Sister Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

This fun project is ideal for sleepovers and birthday parties to keep the BFF's busy, and Mom can supervise while joining in on the fun, too! Each necklace can be unique with beads you make yourself using scrap paper and fabric.

This idea is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

To make the fabric beads used in this idea, read our Handy Tip on how to make paper and fabric beads in the Learning Center.

Step one:
Cut one piece of elastic cord approximately 36 inches long. Make nine oval fabric beads and twelve tube beads. Experiment with different media like Gilders Paste to create a variety of unique beads. We made seven of the oval beads the same color and the other two a different color, and ten tube beads the same color.

Step two:
String one oval bead and one TOHO 6/0 bead round in gilt-lined dark mint opal. Repeat twice and center the beads on the strand.

Step three:
Thread both cord ends through one TOHO to make a triangle.

Step four:
On the right cord end, string one oval bead, one TOHO and one more oval bead. Loop this end down and through the right oval bead and the top TOHO from Step three. Pull the cord tight so the beads fit snugly together.

Step five:
Repeat Step four on the left cord end. This should create a half-circle shape comprised of seven oval beads.

Step six:
Pull the right cord end through the top right oval bead and the left cord end through the top left oval bead.

Step seven:
String the following pattern onto each end of the cord to complete the necklace:
  • three TOHO's
  • one oval bead
  • four TOHO's
  • one tube bead
Repeat the pattern of four TOHO's and one tube bead five more times.

Step eight:
Tie a square knot and trim any excess cord.
Approximate size: Adjustable
Estimated time: 2 hours (plus dry time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Nunn Design Glue 2oz (GLUE-007)
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01)
Elasticity 0.5mm Clear 25M (EL25CL05)
Baroque-Art Gilders Paste 30ml Silver (Metallic) (SUP-0027)
List of Components:
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Dark Mint Opal (TBRD6-2119, qty 1)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Opaque Fuchsia Lined Crystal (TBRD6-790)
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Silver-Lined Green AB 8g Bag (TBRD6-2027)
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Rusty Orange Gold Luster 8g Bag (TBRD6-329)
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Higher-Metallic Royal Purple 8g Bag (TBRD6-461)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Dark Mint Opal
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Gilt-Lined Dark Mint Opal
Code: TBRD6-2119
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.39$1.29$1.19
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Alternate Components

TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Opaque Fuchsia Lined Crystal
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Opaque Fuchsia Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD6-790
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29$1.19$1.09
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TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Silver-Lined Green AB 8g Bag
TOHO™ Bead Round 6/0 Silver-Lined Green AB 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-2027
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.69$1.54$1.39
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TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Rusty Orange Gold Luster 8g Bag
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Rusty Orange Gold Luster 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-329
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$2.19$1.99$1.79
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TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Higher-Metallic Royal Purple 8g Bag
TOHO Bead Round 6/0 Higher-Metallic Royal Purple 8g Bag
Code: TBRD6-461
Size 6/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.89$1.74$1.59
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Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nunn Design Glue 2oz
Nunn Design Glue 2oz
Code: GLUE-007
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$11.99$10.47$9.47
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Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Nunn Design Sealant 2oz
Code: SEALANT01
2 oz bottle 
1-23-56+
$9.49$8.49$7.69
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Elasticity 0.5mm Clear 25M
Elasticity 0.5mm Clear 25M
Code: EL25CL05
Diameter .5mm, Length 25 meters 
1-12-34+
$7.39$6.69$6.09
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Baroque-Art Gilders Paste 30ml Silver (Metallic)
Baroque-Art Gilders Paste 30ml Silver (Metallic)
Code: SUP-0027
Volume 1.5oz/30ml 
Price: $11.99
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