Herringbone Necklace
All levels | 10 min 31 sec
Creating the Necklace
Go on a field trip with Lisa as she sources vintage beads in her favorite bead shop. This simple necklace combines an unusual variety of beads, from brass to coconut to plastic. No jewelry tools required, just a love of exploring color and trust that working without a plan can lead to exciting color and texture combinations.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Scissors
  • a tray or surface for your beads (so they won't roll on the floor)
  • Herringbone vertebrae
  • snake or African trading beads (the more the better!)
  • beads from old necklaces
  • beaded "finds" like belts or coasters
  • smaller brass beads (optional)
  • waxed cord or leather cord
  • beads should have relatively large holes
Learn how to:
  • Source vintage beads
  • Create your own design

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to create a unique handmade necklace
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert jewelry maker Lisa Coris
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
57 users recommended this class to a friend
Toby cooper
very simple project yet very pretty on casual to dressy clothing. interesting bead selection. Great class!
More than 3 months ago
Tonami Briley
I love this class!
More than 3 months ago
Kevin Clement
I thought it was a great class but finding the supplies such as the Japanese Snake beads can be difficult and expensive. I work for a library and thiught this would make a great craft program only to find that the beads are not readily available and would be completely out of my budget.
More than 3 months ago