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Beaded choker tutorial by la-chatte-noire Beaded choker tutorial by la-chatte-noire
I received questions here and in real life about my choker I'm wearing in my last stock sets. My pattern looked really messy so I drew it again on the computer and wrote a tutorial to go with it.
It was also my first experience with Photoshop's pen - this tool is evil! D: never using it again!

It's not really difficult to make such a choker, you just need a fine beading needle and basic counting skills :lol: (which I don't have EDIT: in step 21 you thread 8 beads, like the picture shows, not 5!!)
And some patience maybe... but I think it's worth it :)

I included some basic stuff, so it should be suitable for beginners too.

If you follow this tutorial right, you'll have a lacy-looking beaded choker that doesn't soak in water, can be cleaned easily and doesn't fray.
I have a simpler red one which I wear often in summer, it's very comfortable.

You can see it here: [link]

Good luck beading, show me if you have some results! And you can ask me questions, I don't bite :)

Used by ~StaramarianQueen to make this: [link]
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Redmysticangel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) 
GIJill Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Katouni Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is very interesting! I'm gonna try this, when I find all the stuff I need :la:
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
All you need is seed beads, nylon thread and beading needle (or just thin sewing needle if your beads aren't too tiny). But if you're willing to wait for a while, I have 3 more patterns for beaded chokers waiting to be put into tutorials :)
GracefullyLurking Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit you're so patient x_x
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't argue with that :D
Mizaoki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall try this one day!
SwedishLink Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Could you upload a picture of the entire choker? (a)
So I can see all the hanging loops. XD
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I have this closeup of my neck wearing it on facebook [link] I don't have a camera right now, but I can tell you that all loops except the bigger ones you can see in the photos have 6 seed beads on either side and one 3mm crystal in the middle.
The middle section goes like this: 5 seed beads, 1 crystal, 4 seed beads, crystal, 4 beads, crystal, 5 beads.
The sections right next to it have 10 beads on either side and 1 crystal in the middle, and the 3rd section from the middle has 8 beads on either side + 1 crystal in the middle.
In my case a crystal length equals 3 seed beads.
From what I see the smaller loops look neater, the big ones are uneven. A perfect case would be to find top-drilled teardrop beads to add instead of the loops, but since all I had was seed beads and 3mm crystals, I used only that :)
If you have more questions, I'll try to borrow a camera.
SwedishLink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Thank you a lot. I think I get it.
But now I'm wondering about the "arches" hanging. They look like they decrease in length the nearer the end of the choker you get. And the hanging "rods". I'm so sorry for asking so many questions, I just really don't want to mess it up. :(
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you can bother about the "arches" and "rods" when the whole thing is done, because you'll have the loops and you could just attach wire hooks with chains, charms, pendants, whatever you have.
Since there's a lot of explaining, I drew a guide and wrote everything in the picture comment --> [link]
It's really not as difficult as it seems. I'm glad you show interest and don't hesitate to ask if you have more questions :)
SwedishLink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Step 21 says add 5 beads yet the picture shows 8... and step 22 says add 8 beads yet the picture shows 9. What do I do? :S
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no idea why I wrote 5 D: I guess I was counting the ones from the row before, I planned on skipping several steps while writing the tutorial. It's best to follow the picture, I tried to make it large enough to see all the beads.

Step 22 is correct though, the 9th bead is from a previous step, you thread 8 beads and the 3rd bead from step 21. Good luck with that, I hope it's useful!
SwedishLink Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Ah. Of course! It's from a previous step. -.-'
Thank you for posting this! =)
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Counting beads can get very frustrating, I can't wait to start making jewellery from prettier stuff I ordered on ebay ^^
richroxy7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hun this is beautiful! Going to try!
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, yesterday i started to design a bell shaped flower from the same beads and I think I got something satisfactory today! I want big bulky earrings...

But didn't you see this choker ages ago?
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