5 February 2011

Jane's chokers

Woweeeee, look at these.

They're from Jane and I asked her if she'd got a pattern cause I just knew you guys 'out  there' in tat land would absolutely NEED it.  Here it is:-

Black and brights choker
Materials : 2 size 20 threads, one  rainbow bright and the other black; 2 shuttles; 2 clasps, 282 bright seed beads.
Abbreviations : CTM, continuous thread method; ds, double stitch; p, picot; lp, long picot; SR, split ring
+B, add 3 beads to long picot before joining
Foundation Row:
Wind 2 shuttles CTM, need both shuttles to be almost full.
SR1, using shuttle 1: 8/lp(or attach jump ring for fastening)8
SR2, using shuttle 2: 8/8
Begin the split rings with alternate shuttles in order to keep the colours same on each split ring.
Do 46 split rings in this way.
On the 47th ring, attach a clasp. I do a Single shuttle split ring for this ring, hiding the thread from shuttle 2 in the first half of the ring, which saves having to thread in the ends.
Top black row
Wind 2 shuttles CTM with black thread.
SR1: 1ds, lp(long enough to hold 3 beads) 4ds, lp, 3ds/7ds. Before closing the split ring, put the foundation row upwards through the ring. Close.
SR2: 4ds, 2 lp, 3ds/7 Before closing ring, put the foundation row downwards through the ring. Close.
Note: the second half of the SR should have one less ds than the first half, the first half should have 2 long picots in the centre of  the 8ds.
Continue in this way, weaving the foundation row up and down before closing each SR to the last SR.
SR 47: 4ds, lp, 3ds, lp 1ds/7ds
 Close the final SR. Tie and cut and hide the ends.
Foundation Row
Make another foundation row, the same as before.
Bottom Black Row
Wind 2 shuttles CTM.
SR1: 1ds, +B, 4ds, +B, 3ds/9 Before closing the split ring, put the foundation row upwards through the ring. Close.
SR2: 4ds, +B, +B, 3ds/9 Before closing the split ring, put the foundation row downwards through the ring. Close.
Note, there is one more ds on second half of the split ring. Continue in this way, weaving the foundation row up and down before closing each split ring. Tie and cut and hide ends.
I used the same method for all the necklaces, only using different beads and colours.

9 comments:

Ridgewoman said...

This doesn’t seem like it would be horribly difficult...I may try it; it would be a first with that many beads! I’ll have to give it some thought though; as the Rosary beckons. Thank you for being able to share....
xxxx P

Carol Lawecki said...

Wow...They are wonderful! Awesome colors and design! Thank you Jane and Jane!

God's Kid said...

Those look awesome! :)

Springer Orsi said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely work.

Val said...

wow, pretty!

Gina said...

Oooh! I like these! I wouldn't make a choker but I can think of lots of other uses. Very cool!

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh beautiful! Thank you Jane and Jane! They are really AWESOME!!!

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Jane,
Thank you for sharing the pattern, its looks lovely and I will have a go. Just have to go and buy some more beads first.

Margaret

Fox said...

These are terrific. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Like Gina, I will not make a choker, but make one I will!
Fox : )

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