DIY Beaded Necklace | Garland | Arcos, Minos, Bridge Beads


The Garland Necklace pattern is available for INSTANT DOWNLOAD.

Hey beautiful! Today I am back with a new beaded necklace tutorial for what I am calling the Garland Necklace. This design uses four out of the eight types of beads that came in the December ’20 Beads of the Month Club (Royally-Minded theme), which I recently unboxed with you. BOTM Club challenged me to come up with a new design/tutorial video based on some of the contents, and I had so much fun coming up with this concept. Please see below for the list of materials and product links:

Materials List (18" Necklace)

✔ 20 – Bridge Beads

✔ 20 – Arcos Par Puca Beads

✔ 10 – Minos Par Puca Beads

✔ 9 – Gekko Beads

✔ 1g – 15/0 Seed Beads

✔ 5ft – 6lb Fireline, or other beading thread

Beading Needle, Size 10 or 12

✔ 2 – 4.5mm Wire Guards

✔ 4 – Jump Rings

✔ ~ 10″ – Chain of Choice

✔ Segment of Chain for extender (optional)

✔ 1 – Clasp of Choice

Jewelry Pliers

This is the pink/purple/gold colorway that I made in the tutorial video. These are the actual color names used in the project:

Bridge: White Lila Vega Luster

Arcos:  White Lila Rose Gold luster

Minos: Flax – Gold

Gekko: Purple Chalk Vega Luster

15/0 Seed Bead: Galvanized Starlight (Gold) – TOHO

More About the Garland Necklace:

The Garland Necklace design is one of many pieces, which I have been inspired to create from the contents of the various Beads of the Month Club bead box contents. If you haven’t already, check out last month’s post about 8 new beading patterns that I came up with based on one of November’s themes. 

If you don’t have Gekko beads, you may try substituting for another type of small drop bead. If you don’t have the Minos, you could try substituting with a 3mm fire Polish, or other small round. Feel free to get creative with the beads you have, if you’re just missing a couple of shapes, as shown in the tutorial. 

Feel free to add as much chain to either end of the beaded portion that you’d like. The amount of chain you use is entirely up to you!

If you Like this Tutorial...

While you’re here, check out the tutorials for the Tantalizing Tinos Necklace, and matching earrings

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Most of my pieces are inspired by the mystery contents of monthly bead boxes. Curious which bead box is the best (for you)? Check out this video for more info!

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