Thursday, April 06, 2017

"Braga" Necklace Tutorial

When I started my own designs I began naming them after portuguese places, like Tróia (peninsula in Grândola municipality) and Mouraria (neighborhood in Lisbon). However, this idea was lost along the way. To recover this purpose, the protagonist in this post was named after the oldest city in Portugal and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, Braga. With more than 2000 years, the city was founded in the Roman period under the name of Bracara Augusta. Here are some pictures taken last Summer when I visited the city.
Braga, Summer 2016
But let's go back to the necklace, the main purpose of this post. Handmade with few different types of materials, this necklace turned out really gorgeous. It's very easy to make even if you are a beginner.
Let me warn you that 10gr of superduos won't be enough to make this necklace. I was able to make 15 complete units with this quantity and had to complete the rest of the length with chain. So, you will need 16 to 17 units to make a proper necklace.

Reference EA0130

Materials used:
  • turquoise green matte superduos;
  • jet iris 4x3mm rondelles;
  • black 8/0 Miyuki seed beads;
  • metallic forest green iris 11/0 Miyuki seed beads.
  • beading needle size 10 or 12;
  • beading thread.

Video tutorial