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Blog posts of '2017' 'May'

LEARN and CREATE – the CoCo-rico necklace and the eight-shape - part 1

Simple and playful, the CoCo-rico necklace is another example of the technique of crossing wires while creating an eight-shape. By alternating the color scheme after each intersection you also produce the illusion of winding the two wires or threads around each other; and of course, a shorter version will offer you a charming bracelet.

CoCo-rico necklace - river thu the woods

Challenge:

  • The change of direction of the wires in the intersections will definitely ask you to pay attention.

Supplies for the CoCo-rico necklace:

  • 6x8 mm Czech CoCo beads in two colors: CoCo A, CoCo B
  • 5x3 mm pinched Bicone beads
  • Delica size 11/0
  • polyethylene thread or fishing thread or FireLine
  • JBB toggle and crimp beads or crimp tubes
  • pliers, scissors and beading mat.

Weaving instructions for the CoCo-rico necklace:

  • cut off about 140 cm polyethylene thread, slide a part of the toggle to the middle and fold the thread in two
  • slide a crimp tube or crimp bead over both threads and attach the clasp
  • note: you will be working with the two threads
  • side one: string on 3 Delica's and 1 pinched Bicone

CoCo-rico necklace - start

  • side two: string on 3 Delica's and pass the thread in the opposite direction through the Pinch bead of side one

CoCo-rico - crossing 1

  • eight-shape *side one top eight: pick up 3 Delica's, 3 CoCo A and 3 Delica's

CoCo-rico - side 1, top eight

  • side two top eight: pick up 3 Delica's, 3 CoCo B and 2 Delica's 

CoCo-rico - side 2, top eight

  • and cross the wire by going in the opposite direction through the last Delica of side one

CoCo-rico - top eight

  • pull the two threads

CoCo-rico - crossing 2

  • eight-shape side one bottom eight: pick up 2 Delica's, 3 CoCo B and 3 Delica's and 1 pinched Bicone

CoCo-rico - side 1, bottom eight

SEE - part 2

LEARN and CREATE – the CoCo-rico necklace and the eight-shape - part 2

CONTINUATION: the eight-shape in the CoCo-rico necklace

  • side two bottom eight: pick up 2 Delica's, 3 CoCo A and 3 Delica's 

CoCo-rico - side 2, bottom eight

  • and pass your thread in the opposite direction through the pinched Bicone of side one

CoCo-rico - bottom eight

  • pull both threads**

CoCo-rico - crossing 3

  • between two pinched Bicone, you have created an eight-shape, corresponding to one section

CoCo-rico - eight-shaped section

  • repeat from * till ** until you obtain the desired length
  • add a crimp tube or crimp bead and the second part of the toggle and attach it

CoCo-rico bracelet - fire and ice

Choose your beads and findings @ http://dunebeads.com/en/czech-druk-beads-pinch-beads-and-coco-beads !

Do not forget: practice makes perfect. Have fun, see you soon!