Graduated Flat Spiral Pearl, Bicone Beaded Necklace Tutorial


Hey beautiful! In today’s tutorial I will show you a twist on the flat spiral beading stitch, so you can turn it into a beautiful necklace. This design uses graduated sizes of glass pearls and crystal bicones, which make a lovely statement on the front of the neck, and allow for the beads to contour towards the back as they become smaller.

Materials for One 16 Inch Necklace

Tip: Add an extender chain, so this necklace may be adjusted to multiple lengths..

✔ 6 – 10mm Swarovski Pearls (Iridescent Tahitian) 

✔ 6 – 8mm Swarovski Pearls (Iridescent Tahitian) 

✔ 6 – 6mm Swarovski Pearls (Iridescent Tahitian) 

✔ 28 – 4mm Swarovski Pearls (Iridescent Tahitian) 

✔ 20 – 6mm Swarovski Bicones (Blue Zircon) 

✔ 32 – 4mm Swarovski Bicones (Blue Zircon) 

11/0 Toho Seed Beads (Galvanized Golden Fleece) 

✔ 6 – Crimp Tubes 1.5 x1.5mm 

✔ 6 – Crimp Covers 3x3mm 

22” SoftFlex Beading Wire – 0.019”/49 strand/Medium 

✔ 10ft – 6lb Fireline, or your choice of beading thread 

Size 10 Beading Needle 

Lobster claw clasp, or clasp of choice 

✔ 2 – Wire Guards, 4.5x4mm

✔ 2 – 6mm Jump Rings 

Jewelry Pliers 

Crimping Pliers 


Bead Mat 


If you haven’t tried the flat spiral beading stitch, you may want to start with the bracelet tutorial.

If you Like this Design...

While you’re here, check out another beaded pendant necklace tutorial featuring seed beads, and a stunning 25x18mm Swarovski crystal fancy cut stone.

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