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  • 00:00: hello there everyone my name is Christina and today I'm going to show you how to make this collar style statement necklace and this is what it looks like so you have the main part of necklace is this braid running through where's the end I had some kumihimo ends and it's just your lock and extender chain and then I just embellished the braid with a few different things some chunky chain and then some beads in this case I've used some purple coded
  • 00:30: hematite and then a crystal chain on the top or like a rhinestone chain it's called different things so this is just one thing you can do I've also got another example to show you now this is one I made where I made the braid black otherwise it's same at the top and then I just added again I added a chain and then added some neon pink beads at the bottom and then instead of adding the rhinestone chain at the top
  • 01:00: I added some small beads to embellish the top instead and I made this section a little bit narrower so it's just a different style it just shows that you don't have to use the specific things that I'm going to show you you can attach other things to the braid as well to make your statement necklace but otherwise these are the two examples and you can see they look completely different even though it's the same basic technique so if you want to learn how to make that and keep watching now
  • 01:30: these are the things that you'll need for this necklace are the using some nylon cord to create the braid with and this is about a 1 mil nylon cord and it's just an E in pink because that's the color I chose to work with and you don't have to use this specific card you can use other kinds of card and even thicknesses as well this is about 1 million quite easily use a smaller thickness and you can always just adjust the amount of cards that you use depending on the thickness you want your
  • 02:01: braid to be so that's completely up to you I'm just gonna be using this nylon God and then also I've got this curb chain I'm gonna be adding to the design and it's quite a big large chunkier one just to add a bit of a feature to it and then I have a cooked chain here as well or crystal chain or rhinestone chain whatever you want to call it they also I want to add and give a nice feature this is gonna add some spot cleaners to it and then the gemstones or the beads that I'm gonna be using are these black agate
  • 02:34: facet it ones and they're about a 12 mil these and I just chose these because I thought they would go nicely with the other things I'm using color wise and design wise and again you don't have to use this specific size of bead is this just to the size that I chose to work with to make a bit of a statement you can quite easily use smaller or even larger as well or maybe even a different shape it could be quite cool to try something else like drop sauce spike beads or something I could feel quite a nice look as well so that completely
  • 03:04: depends on your design choice and then here I've got a couple of basic findings just it's just a finish off the necklace at the end I've got some jump rings lobster-claw clasp and extender chain that's just what I like to use you can do whatever you want to use and then here I've got some kumihimo ends then I'm going to use to finish off the actual braid and these are a 12 mil so they're quite large you can get these in different sizes to fit the size of your braid that you end up with so again this
  • 03:35: is just the ones I'm using you can get what the size that you need for your braid and then I've got a needle here quite a large needle and the main thing is that it needs to kind of have a fairly large hole because what you need to do is use this for your card so that's why you need a fairly large needle would needle with a large hole because that's how we'll be attaching all these things to the actual braid that we're going to be making so just some kind of needle there's notably the
  • 04:05: specific same one just a needle way you can use your called with it and then I've just got some glue here at the end this is a six thousand group this is what I really prefer to work with especially when finishing off things like come here winds and braiding it's really nice and strong and it dries clear as well so we'll get your things together and then let's get started so the first thing we need to do is we need to get all the lights of card ready and I've already put them here these are all the ones that I'm gonna be using as you can
  • 04:37: see we use quite a lot card for this but it's because we want the braid to be quite thick and substantial so what I have here and this is using the one mill northern Cod is I have 45 lengths of cord in total and that means that we'll have 15 lengths for each strand for the regular braid because what we'll be doing is complete regular three strand braid so have 15 of each on one strand to braid with and that equals to 45 and
  • 05:07: tall and the length of them I've made these 90 centimetres long all of them now again the length can depend on really how long you want your final necklace to be the final necklace on this is going to end up being about 55 centimetres long so if you want a shorter necklace you can make these lengths show if you want it longer just make them longer that all depends what you'll find is the braid the finished braid that you make with this is gonna decrease by about 40%
  • 05:37: from your original length of your cards so that's just a little guideline but mine asked 90 centimeters long and I have 45 of them in total so you want to cut all your cards ready and then what I'm gonna do to start making the braid we need to collect it together in one end and secure it in place so to do that I'm just gonna get a piece of short length of the same card a piece of scrap if you have a scrap piece left and first off you need to make sure that all your
  • 06:08: long lengths here are kind of roughly together at the end at one end and then I'm going to get this scrap piece and then just basically tie a knot around the rest just a regular overhand knot and then grab the ends and pull it tight and just try and get as close to the end as possible obviously not so false off
  • 06:38: book just so you don't waste too much of your card because that will take up lengths from your final grade obviously like so and then you can just push it to where you want to sit and then I just keep doing this now they're kind of held together so you can let go a bit more but I just kind of keep going back around the other side then you do another knot back around the front again and back on the back and I just keep
  • 07:16: going like this until I've used up this scrap piece of card basically just to make it nice and secure and give it a little bit of something more secure and fastened at the end here so just keep going till you feel like it's good enough roughly something like this and then what I'm gonna do is
  • 07:47: before I started doing too much more I'm just gonna go in with my glue and use a bit a toothpick or something just a tiny little bit and just put a little bit of glue onto the very last not here just to secure that in place so you can cut the ends off so you don't have them in the way so just do that prepare this and then we're ready to start braiding so I've now glued the ends and I've cut them off and this is down nice and secure it's not going to go anywhere I'm holding all our cards together at the end so now to get ready to start make it
  • 08:18: a braid what you need to do is separate all your cards into your three sections because this is going to be a regular three strand braid that we're going to be making so for this like I said I have 15 strands or lengths of cord in each section for the braid so again it's just if you're using more or less lengths of cord just separate them into equal sections like this and then to start making the braid what you do is just a regular three strand braid will you
  • 08:48: bring the outer one over and into the middle and then from the other side the outer one over and into the middle and that's all you do regular three-strand braid you just keep going from the outside into the middle from the other side into the middle so this is obviously a really simple braid now what I will say about it the bread itself
  • 09:20: isn't difficult but it is a little bit different to work with this because you have so many different strands of card in each section and that's just something you have to be a little bit aware of so as I go what I normally do to try and keep it as neat and organized as possible because you don't really want pieces sticking out like this I'll show you an example like having something sticking out like this that's going to make it look really messy so what I do to try
  • 09:53: avoid that is as I'm braiding I kind of comb through that section with my fingers so I'll comb through it and then bring it over like so and then there's a bigger chance that the section will stay nice and neat so I comb it through with my fingers and comb it over into position like so so that's how I try and keep it nice and neat and now if you do
  • 10:25: find that at some point it's a little bit messy that's why it's best if you can keep an eye on the braid throughout as you go around where you're working because then if you find something where it's a little bit messy you can then sometimes you can then just pull a bit at the cost tighten them up but otherwise it's better just to redo that little section while you can while you're still around there rather than moving on and then finding it when you're done braiding so keep an eye on that and then also what I do want to make this braid because you back gotta
  • 10:57: bear in mind that this is going to turn into a necklace and a necklace that's got a curved shape around your neck now if I were to just do a straight braid and then start adding my things my accessories like the chain and the curvature and stuff onto it straight in the same shape and then give it the necklace shape it will kind of come out of shape and it won't really sit right so what I do is when I prayed I kind of actually braid it into a curved shape so
  • 11:27: it's just doing that as you go which way doesn't matter completely doesn't matter but I just kind of make sure that it has a curve as I'm braiding it and I'm sticking to one side obviously so you make sure to basically push it
  • 12:01: one way as you're braiding so this side is going to be a little bit you can kind of say these sections we're going to be showing a little bit more and these are going to be a little bit tighter and that's how you kind of get that curve so it's going to hold its shape a lot better as you can see the curve is starting to form and I'm braiding through with my fingers as I'm going so you just keep going like this make
  • 12:43: sure you get that curve and you keep it nice and neat and then just keep braiding all the way till you used up all your calls so I'm now cut brain until I reach the very end and I have no more card left to really braid with and as you can see right from the beginning my braid has got kind of a natural curve to it because of how I braided it and that's gonna help give it that really nice necklace shape so that's what you
  • 13:14: want to end up with and then here at the end we need to seal off this end secure it in place and we do that the exact same way as we did in the beginning so you just grab a piece of scrap cord again and you put it around the end and make a simple regular overhand knot and then tighten it right here at the end so I've now got both my end secured in
  • 13:49: place and now what I'm gonna do is actually finish off the end so that's done and then all that's left to do is embellish the braid so to do that I'm gonna get my scissor out and then we need to cut off all this excess cord at the end so I'm just gonna go right next to where all the knotting I did to secure it ends try not to get any of that because you don't want to compromise the security of it and then just cut through all of this excess like so get it all out the way and there you
  • 14:21: have a much nicer neater finish there and then what I'm gonna do is use these Camilla ends that I showed you to put outside at the end of this braid now again I'm gonna get my glue use the e6000 I prefer to use for this kind of thing because it's really nice and strong and secure and it dries clear in case you anything kind of spills out it will dry clear so it won't really matter
  • 14:51: and I'm gonna get a toothpick and get a bit of glue on my toothpick and I just like using a toothpick cuz you can actually get a toothpick inside overcoming wound it's also cold it's like a bell shaped coming here and and you just want to get your glue in there drop it in get it right to the bottom and then kind of distribute it around the sides so you get the glue all the way around down the bottom and up the
  • 15:22: sides you get a nice coating you don't want to put too much glue you don't want to completely fill it up with glue because you got to remember that you're putting your braid in there so that's gonna take up most of space but you just want enough glue there to coat basically all the sides and for your braid to grab onto when you put it in so that's pretty good and then you just get your end of the braid and then put that into that end and then squeeze it in there nice
  • 15:53: and tight so make sure you have kind of the right fit size or the compact Comino end to fit your braid and then just kind of swirl around a little bit to make sure the glue gets distributed throughout and grabs onto your braid and then you have your into touch there and then obviously you need to leave that to dry and then when it's done drying you want to do the same thing to the other
  • 16:24: end of course leave that to dry and then when it's dry we can kind of keep working on the braid and I've now finished off my whole braid all the way around and as you can see it's got a really nice curve to it and that's what we want for it to lay nicely on the neck and I've also finished off my ends with the two end caps one on each end and then now what we're ready to do is start embellishing it so to start embellishing it this is where you want to get your large needle out like so because what we want to do is you'll basically want to sew into the braid to
  • 16:55: attach the things that we want to attach to it and also you'll need to cut a long length of your cord is going to use the same card just to kind of make it blend in and this leg needs to be about 130 centimeters long because we'll be using it kind of going back and forth and then what you want to do is obviously threat that card into your needle so to start the embellishment we first need to attach the long card that we just cut off and throw it onto the needle and now what you want to do is pick a place on your
  • 17:27: braid where you want it to stop you can either choose to have it going quite worried around or just a little bit down at the front that's up to you that's personal choice I like to have it about a little bit wide and so I'm going to pick a place to start from doesn't matter what side you start on and then I'm going to turn it around go to the back and again there isn't really a front and a back at the moment you can kind of choose that now and then that's what you'll be working with so I'm going to turn it to the back pick the place
  • 17:57: where when I attach it and then with my needle I'm going to use that where you have the cord on already and kind of get in between some of the cards here you don't want to go that all the way through you want to stay on the back side and just get in between a few of the cores in your braid you just might take a bit of maneuvering like so and you're going to pull it through all the
  • 18:28: way until come right towards the end here and then I'm gonna do is tie a regular knot and this is on the back side this is why you choose the back side now and this is where you kind of attach your cord so it doesn't show like so and a simple knot like that it's fine because what I'm gonna do is get my glue out again the same glue that I used
  • 19:00: before and a toothpick I'm just gonna take a little bit of that just a very tiny bit just enough to literally cover than not we do not need much for this so it's basically just enough to just secure that knot into place so it's not gonna come undone on us as we're wearing it or something at some point so just put a little bit glue
  • 19:32: around there and just place it this is why I also like using this glue kind of dries when it dries it kind of stays flexible you're not still really strong so say this is gonna be against your skin or against some clothes it's not gonna be uncomfortable or even so you can kind of once it's dry try and like took the knot in between your cards and the braid so you secure that in place with a bit of glue tighten it nicely and
  • 20:04: then once it's dry you can either cut this off I'll just leave it on till the end I probably just leave it on till they've done some of the work at least and then what I'm gonna do is this long length that we have now that's where your needle is on we need to kind of get this cord into position to start attaching what we want to touch so I'm gonna kind of find my way through I'll put to the side of the braid so right now we're on the back so if we turn it
  • 20:36: back around so it lies normally it'll be kind of the bottom part of the braid so the bottom side of your braid you want you car to be coming out with so just feed it through there all the way like so you flip it back around to the front and I'm gonna be working on the front side because it's most important how it looks on the front obviously so just to kind of keep an eye on how it looks as we go along so you now have your card here coming out of the very bottom side
  • 21:07: of your braid and so now it's time to start attaching the very first part of our embellishment and the first row that I'm gonna do is the chain and this is the chunky curb chain I'll show you the beginning and then what I'm gonna do is you have your life a call coming out from the braid and that's what we'll be using and then the very first link in your chain I'm gonna go through that from the front and then what I need to do is come back
  • 21:41: through the braid again to attach this and now what you just a little tip I wanna say as you're working with us and attaching things in general both the chain but when you move on to the things trying to work with the braid in a curve so don't kind of straighten out the braid while you're working with it because when you then come to loosen it I'll let go of it and put it back into the curve shape it'll kind of pull things out propulsion
  • 22:11: so just trying to work with it in the curve that you gave it when you made the braid like so so what I'm gonna do is take my braid and then go back in through from the back still staying on like the bottom side of the braid this is where I'm gonna be touching this all this boat embellishment to just try and get your needle through here I'm just
  • 22:44: trying to avoid going through the actual cause and just going in between them like so and then pull it all the way through and then as you're pulling it it'll pull your chain up nice and tight and now this chain is probably gonna be the most fiddly thing to work with to attach well that's why just take your time maybe
  • 23:15: work with it on a table or something have it lying down it makes it a little bit easier also so you kind of work with the curve of the braid like I mentioned so that's the first link we now need to keep going so I'm going to going through the next link I just do one link so down from the front out of the back and through the brain again from the back to the front on the bomb side like
  • 23:47: that tighten it you just kind of tighten it as you go it'll kind of become loose a little bit while you working with it but tighten it as you go and then obviously you can go over it again once you're done so this is the first two links attached now and this is all we keep doing make sure to work in the
  • 24:17: curve go through the next link from the front to the back and then you can just grab the calls and your braids from the back to the front so that's how I'm going to be attaching the chain so it's basic just sewing it on like so all the way down you just continue until you reach when you have it lying in full shape you can kind of steel you can even
  • 24:51: measure if you want to so you get it fairly even so you finish on the other side roughly the same place that you started so I'm now finished attaching the rest of my chain to my braid and then I've reached the point where I feel like when I lay it down that on both sides is pretty symmetrical so it's pretty even on both sides and then I've reached I've attached my last link the same way I'm not going to tie this off yet because before I kind of keep working with that I just want to get rid of the rest of this excess chain because there now know where I finished it so
  • 25:21: just cut off your link of your chain or open it if you have one you can open and then we'll continue working with it so now remove the rest of my chain and all I have left is what's actually on my braid so now I'm just going to finish off this end of the change it's just proper secure this in place and I've already gone through every link once including the last thing but what I'm gonna actually do is go through the last one again because if you just look at it now you can see that because this end is loose that I've only
  • 25:51: attached it down here it's kind of a bit loose and flip-flops around a bit so I'm going to go through it again to kind of grab this very end of it as well just in the exact same way just making sure that you go in towards the end of it like so and then now it's time to switch around and I'm gonna come down and we're gonna start adding our beats underneath this
  • 26:21: chain so what I'm going to do to attach my beats underneath the chain is I'm going to keep using the same like the card which is why we made it so long at the beginning now I'd rather do this you could easily make them short on just every time you attach a new thing just you start with a new piece of card but I just try and prefer not to to make the whole thing in one length just to avoid as many knots on the back as possible this will make it a lot neater on the back and seamless so what I'm gonna do is get into position so we can start
  • 26:52: adding the beads and then we've just gone around the last link of chain twice so what I'm gonna do now is go through it again from the top like so but then I'm gonna go through it but through the loop as well before we completely pull it tight because it's gonna help secure in place so it doesn't move around too much and everything kind of sits in
  • 27:23: place the way we want it to and then you just tighten it and also that will help move it down this side of the chain like so so we can then start adding in our beats so non-decision and then I'm gonna get my needle and put a bead onto that so obviously you want to make sure the beads you use the holes are large enough to take the card I'm gonna drop it down I'm just using these black agate and
  • 27:56: then what I'm gonna do is I'm not gonna go into every single link now because what you gotta think of is these beads are quite big so if we went into every single link it wouldn't quite match up it will kind of bunch up together and there wouldn't be enough space for them so instead of what I'm gonna do it's going to every other link the hallway with one bead per every other link so I've just out of this one I'm gonna then go into the third link from the end so
  • 28:26: go to links across and go from the back and don't worry too much about being a bit loose now you'll kind of tighten up as you go and then when you get further it'll stay tight and then I'm going to go through it again the same direction for the same link like so and then to kind of help secure in place to stop it
  • 28:58: from moving too much I'm gonna come through the card where the bead is attached so it's loose it looks something like this so going back through there it's gonna help loop it so I can't sit someplace so it stays where you kind of want it to sit like so and then just pull it until it's tight enough until it sits right something roughly like this so that's the first bead so we're gonna put it on the second
  • 29:29: one and the next one bring it down just like before and then that's going to sit in the next section and again I'm gonna work over go over to links so not so the very next link after the one you just look through but two links after that and come through that from the back and go through again from the back of the same direction so you're basically
  • 30:00: going through it twice and then I'm gonna go through that piece of card or the loop where your bead is and then that's the second bead attached and as you can see by using the same spaces of links you're gonna make sure that these beads sit quite evenly throughout whereas if you kind of went through each link with some bead so you went to
  • 30:32: chain-link so three chain links it will be quite uneven the whole way through so that's why I make sure I go through every other link every time I add a bead so that's just a way to keep it even and again just try to make sure you work with it with the curve so everything sits right when you're done so just keep adding a piece like that all the way back over to AJ you started adding your chain so now continue adding my piece all the way around so reach the very end and I'm back where my chain started and then when you'll see is at the very end
  • 31:04: I've attached my very last bead to the very last link of chain and then that's gonna then also reassure that this whole thing is gonna sit nicely and securely in place and not kind of move around and flop around while you wear it so now we need to finish off this end because as you can see there's only a little bit cold left so we can keep going with the embellishment so to finish off this end I'm gonna grab my needle with a little bit of card I have left and again I'm gonna kind of move this to the back
  • 31:37: because we need to attach this very end to the braid and then secure it so basically do what we did in the beginning to attach it just in Reverse so now glue des and let it dry a little bit I'm not gonna go in and cut off the excess here just to get rid of these ends so this part is done now you can turn it back around and there you have this part of your necklace
  • 32:08: where we have attached a chain first running along the first row and then our beads now if you wanted to you can quite easily stop at this point by looking at it in a bit more embellishment so what you can't do it and what I'm gonna do is that a bit of embellishment on the top side as well so on the top of the braid opposite at the bottom ones that we've already added and you can obviously do a few different things on there it's complete your design choice of what you want you can either use some smaller
  • 32:38: beads on here like what I showed you in the intro that I did on that one and that I'll add a bit of a feature on top or you can use something like this like a crystal Jane or rhinestone Jane and then feed that attach it so it lays on top like this also like the one I showed you in the intro so what I'm gonna do with this one is I'm going to attach this chain so to start that embellishment on top well Bears are gonna do the exact same thing so first you want to cut off
  • 33:08: another piece of your card and this is just roughly about 70 centimeters so it's probably more than what you need on top but rather have too much and run out so cut that piece of length off and then again I'll just attach it to my needle and then I'm just gonna turn it round to the back because first we need to attach this card again just like we did originally at the balm and what I like to do is I already know where I'm gonna
  • 33:38: start because I'm gonna use the bottom embellishment as a guideline so I'm just gonna start on the very opposite side in the same place so now that I have my card in position and ready to start adding in the chain before I just bring it in because it's gonna be quite fiddly to sit with I'm just gonna prepare the first loop so it's coming out towards the front so I'm gonna go back around the side of the braid from the back and then I have my loop here another that's
  • 34:10: ready I'm gonna bring in that chain and place it right here and then what you find with this type of genius it has little spaces in between each one and that's where we want the card to sit so that's how we're going to trap the chain in place so you place it and then you pull it tight and then that's going to trap your chain sit and right there where you want to sit
  • 34:40: now as you want it to not sit down flat like this we want it to stay up on its side basically so what I like to do is just go around it one more time especially at the beginning at the end as well I always like to double secure it basically so just go through one more time make sure the car gets trapped in
  • 35:10: the right place and tighten it nicely while holding it so it's it's exactly how you want it to sit and there you have basic the first link of your chain attached then what you need to do now is move on so I'm just gonna get my card in the right position so it's coming out from the front but in front of the next
  • 35:41: space basically again still so it's coming out of the front so we're just moving it now just because we just want to get that first link secured and then we're right below the very next space here and we're basically going to come around again around the chain and then back to the back side I'm coming out with a front and then as
  • 36:14: you're pulling it make sure it stays and gets tightened in between those links in that space like so like I said I'm just going to go through through and do the same again so twice in every space just for the security and it's more likely to stay in place and then not flip on you so stay sitting
  • 36:49: the way you want to sit so that's all you do basically keep going the same way move down so you're in front of the next space in between your legs of the chain and obviously when you do second go-around you can just purposely direct your needle so you come out at the right space and then you just continue like that and what I normally do with this chain is well same with the other one I just
  • 37:20: work with the full length that I have because normally it's not me neater than me is that you have of this it's just so you know I try I want to make sure that don't cut it off before because when I get to the end on the other side I don't want to end up having cut off the wrong amount so it might be a little bit shot so I don't cut off this chain until I reach the very end on this side so continued adding my chain all the way to the other side and this is the back side that I'm on right now because I finished off my card already as well just it's
  • 37:50: that same way tie off the end put some glue on so that's nice and securely in place and then now because we know that we're finished using this chain I'm gonna then just go in and cut off the excess and with this you have these little spaces in between that's connected by a little link and that's what you want to cut through like so and then you have your chain attached as well you turn it around to the front and
  • 38:21: then you have your crystal chain here set nicely on top adding that extra little feature of embellishment and now all this left to do is put weather findings you want to put on the ends here if you haven't done that already so I'm just going to put on my jump rings my clasp the max then the chain so I've now attached my clasp and it's now a fully functioning as a normal necklace to wear and then this is the final look and you can obviously do whatever design choices
  • 38:51: that you want and I'll just showing you how to add a few different kinds of it but and punishments we can choose whatever you want to use materials so this is the final piece so I really hope that you enjoyed that and thank you very much for watching hello there everyone today I want to show you how to make these wire work spiral earrings and this is what they look like so they dangle quite nicely from whatever if I need you to
  • 39:22: use and you can always be making different sizes if you want to there's just if someone's I'm going to be showing you so if you want to learn how to make them then keep watching