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Bohemian Forest

Bead Crochet Necklace with Leftovers
designed by Cheri Carlson
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueCrochet with Beads
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size44 Inches

You can use leftover beads in fun projects like this crochet necklace. This is what I like to call "Bead Soup"!

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Cheri wanted to show just how easy it is to use up any leftover beads you may have from other projects. Often, beads are available by the strand or you over estimate how many beads you need for a project. Keep those leftovers and put them to good use in a crochet design! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to approximately estimate how many beads and how much thread you'll need for a bead crochet project. See this project and more ideas for using your jewelry-making leftovers in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Czech Glass 9mm Transparent Light Green and Opaque White with Picasso Roundel Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-1416
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 9mm, Length 6mm
1 $8.04
3 $7.33
Czech Glass Denim Blue Silk with Purple Bronze Finish Medium Flower Coin Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-3165
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 7" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic More Measurements Diameter 12.5mm
1 $8.16
3 $7.44
Czech Glass 14mm Royal Blue Silk with Dark Bronze Wash Tree Coin Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4373
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 13.7mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $3.86
3 $3.46
Czech Glass 16mm Mayan Sun Table-Cut Coin Orange Opaline Picasso Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4821
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 16 x 5mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 4.5" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $7.59
3 $6.89
Czech Glass 10mm Table-Cut Lentil Coin Burnt Orange Silk Picasso Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4833
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 10 x 3.5mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $6.97
3 $6.31
Czech Glass 12mm Opaque Ivory with Dark Bronze Wash Bird Coin Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4836
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 12 x 4mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $5.09
3 $4.59
Czech Glass 12 x 10mm Red Opaline Picasso Saturn Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4844
Material Glass Finish Picasso Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 12 x 10mm Hole Size 1.2mm Strand Length Approx 4" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $7.38
3 $6.70
Czech Glass 9 x 6mm Fuchsia, Pink Opaline, and Opaque White Mix with Bronze Finish Faceted Rondelle Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4862
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 9 x 6mm Hole Size 1.0mm Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $9.65
3 $8.82
Czech Glass 18 x 15mm Horned Owl Opaque Orange with Gold Wash Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4881
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 18 x 15mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 7" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $6.49
3 $5.87
Czech Glass 17 x 13mm Mixed Aqua, Turquoise, and Gaspeite Green with Dark Bronze Wash Oak Leaf Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4885
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 17 x 13mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $5.67
3 $5.12
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Czech Glass 9 x 6mm Turquoise Silk with Bronze Finish Faceted Rondelle Bead Strand by Raven's Journey
Code BEADS-4910
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Dimensions 9 x 6mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 6" Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $9.06
3 $8.28
Dakota Stones Matte Cuprite 8mm Round Bead Strand
Code R1424
Material Cuprite Finish Matte or Satin Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8.4mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 16" Sold by the Strand
1 $19.99
Dakota Stones 8mm Denim Lapis Large Hole Rondelle Bead Strand
Code R1457
Material Lapis Lazuli Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8 x 4mm Hole Size 2.6mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $21.99
Dakota Stones 8mm Matte Denim Lapis Large Hole Rondelle Bead Strand
Code R1458
Material Lapis Lazuli Finish Matte or Satin Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8 x 4.5mm Hole Size 2.6mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $21.99
Dakota Stones 6mm Aqua Dyed Impression Jasper Round Bead Strand
Code R1470
Material Jasper Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 6mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $7.99
Dakota Stones Amethyst 8mm Star Cut Round Bead Strand
Code R1482
Material Amethyst Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8 x 7mm Hole Size 0.8mm Strand Length Approx 15" Sold by the Strand
1 $25.59
Dakota Stones Smoky Quartz 8mm Star Cut Round Bead Strand
Code R1488
Material Quartz Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8 x 7mm Hole Size 0.8mm Strand Length Approx 15" Sold by the Strand
1 $25.59
Dakota Stones Blue Druzy Agate 8mm Faceted Round Bead Strand
Code R1502
Material Druzy, Agate Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 8mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 8" Sold by the Strand
1 $15.99
Dakota Stones Rose Quartz 6mm Star Cut Round Bead Strand
Code R1528
Material Quartz Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 6mm Hole Size 1.0mm Strand Length Approx 16" Sold by the Strand
1 $11.87
Dakota Stones Sodalite 10mm Faceted Round Bead Strand
Code R1595
Material Sodalite Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 10mm Hole Size 1.5mm Strand Length Approx 15" Sold by the Strand
1 $22.99
Dakota Stones Peruvian Amazonite 6-10mm Chip Bead Strand
Code R1596
Material Amazonite Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 6-10 x 2.5-4mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 15" Sold by the Strand
1 $14.99
3 $13.85
Dakota Stones Peruvian Amazonite 10-12mm Chip Bead Strand
Code R1598
Material Amazonite Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 10-12 x 3-6mm Hole Size 0.7mm Strand Length Approx 16" Sold by the Strand
1 $21.99
Dakota Stones Crazy Lace Agate 10mm Faceted Round Bead
Code R1617
Material Agate Brand Dakota Stones Dimensions 10mm Hole Size 1.2mm Strand Length Approx 15" Sold by the Strand
1 $18.99
TOHO Amiet Beading Thread, Brown Variegated (20 Meters/22 Yards)
Code AMIET103
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand TOHO Thickness 0.5mm Sold on Cards Place Of Origin Japan
1
$4.69
$3.28
3 $4.22 $2.95
Beadalon Stainless Steel Big Eye Needles 2.25 Inch Length (4pc Pack)
Code SUP-0057
Brand Beadalon
1 $3.29
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code BURN
Place Of Origin USA
1 $22.99
Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel Control .14oz
Code SUP-0542
1 $7.99
Tulip Crochet Hook Size E-4 (3.50mm)
Code SUP0649
Brand Tulip Sold Individually Place Of Origin Japan
1 $6.69
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