Beaded Right Angle Weave Pearl Necklace Pattern by Allegra

Welcome to the beaded right angle weave pearl necklace pattern instructions! If you have any difficulty following this tutorial, please post a comment at the bottom of the page, and I'll do my best to help!


Beaded Right Angle Weave Pearl Necklace Pattern

Before you begin ...
2 meters of fishing line, 240 pearls (plastic, glass, fresh water, or genuine): 120 pearls of each colour of choice (dark and light)
Time required: About 1.5 hours
Techniques: Beadweaving, right angle weave
Difficulty: Very Easy

Step 1

Step 1:The structure of the diagram is as follows: The bead circles are labelled by letter, A to H. Notice that the bead circles are arranged in a snake-like pattern. That means that this is the order in which we will be adding the beads to make the necklace. Each bead in the pattern diagram is numbered in the order in which they are to be added to the necklace. The starting point of the pattern is the bead labelled bead 1. The black and red arrows that are drawn emerging from bead 1 are the two ends of the same 2-meter piece of fishing line, but shall be referred to in this explanation of the diagram, as "the red string" and "the black string". However, note that they are the two ends of the same string, and are distinguished by colour for clarity.

Bead circle A: Thread the 2-meter piece of fishing line through bead 1. Make sure after stringing bead 1 that the bead is centered on the segment of fishing line, such that both ends are equal in length. String beads 2, 3 and 4 on the fishing line ("the black string"). Thread the other end of the fishing line ("the red string") through bead 4 in the opposite direction. You have completed bead circle A, and your 4 beads should now form a visible circle when you pull the fishing line ends tight.

Bead circle B: Thread beads 5, 6 and 7 onto the black string. Thread the red string in the opposite direction through bead 7.

Bead circle C: Thread beads 8, 9, and 10 onto the red string. Thread the black string in the opposite direction through bead 10.

Bead circle D: Thread the red string through bead 3 of the pattern (which already exists in the pattern). Then add new beads 11 and 12 onto the red string. Thread the black string through bead 12 in the opposite direction.

Bead circle E: Thread beads 13, 14 and 15 onto the black string. Thread the red string in the opposite direction through bead 15.

Bead circle F: Thread the black string through bead 9 of the pattern (which already exists in the pattern). Then add new beads 16 and 17 onto the black string. Thread the red string through bead 17 in the opposite direction.

Bead circle G: Thread beads 18, 19, and 20 onto the red string. Thread the black string in the opposite direction through bead 20.

Bead circle H: Thread the red string through bead 14 of the pattern (which already exists in the pattern). Then add new beads 21 and 22 onto the red string. Thread the black string through bead 22 in the opposite direction.

The remainder of the pearl necklace: Keep following the same repeating pattern (notice that bead 22 is in the same position as bead 1 in the pattern). Keep track of the colours and when to add which colour of bead. Just keep following the snake movement! You can easily widen the pattern by adding more rows of beads in the same manner.

Step 2

Step 2:The clasp is quite easy to make, and requires no trips to the store to buy pre-made clasps! As long as you have seed beads and a button lying around, you'll do just fine. Attach the button to one side of the necklace, and tie a string of seed beads to the other end of the pearl necklace. Fasten them both tightly with fishing line. Your exact method of attachment doesn't matter (as long as it works!). I tied them using fishing line and going through some of the pearls on the end to make sure they were well secured to the necklace. Make sure you add enough seed beads so that the button can just go through the hole. You're done! If your button is nice enough, you can even wear it on the front as well. If not, leave it on the back of the neck. Enjoy!

  Beader Comments:
 aziz sahraey on April 29, 2014:
thank you for your guide and internet services.I like to know to could make a grape cluster shape beading by pearls.please guide me and if possible send your comment on you again
 Rose on January 2, 2013:
This is a very simple elegant piece. It's amazing how some pieces can look very complicated. Thanks for the pattern, it is an inspiration.
 Julie on December 29, 2012:
Love it. thanks again
 Akpo on November 29, 2012:
Great and easy to follow tutorial. God bless you
 Dolores on October 27, 2012:
Your jewelry patterns are awesome. I'm going to be starting the pearl necklace as soon as I can get to the bead store. Thx so much
 Eri on August 12, 2012:
you need to do a lot of research first . head to the lribary or take a class in starting your own business at the junior college. or even in jewelry making and that will give you some leads.rarely do businesses give suppliers away but if you go far from your area someone might be kind to tell you. or if there are events for bead and jewelry makers to go to to buy you can lean secrets of trade.have you looked suppliers in your area up on the Internet yet?
 Pearl Necklace on June 6, 2012:
The pearl necklace is a classic piece of jewelry, measured by many to be a must have piece for all women of distinction.
 sassejewelry on February 4, 2012:
I agree. I did this as a choker with 6mm pearls. The pearls were white and pink.
 Carol on February 4, 2012:
Great pattern. What size pearls did you use and what is the necklace length? Thank you.
 Treay on January 8, 2012:
This is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for providing this for nothing.
Your diagram is really clear. I am so looking forward to making this.
 sara on December 15, 2011:
 pearl necklace on September 2, 2011:
The diagrammatically presentation is far better to understand the structural view of the product, these pattern are quite amazing and looks very cool, I am damn sure that these stuffs could be very much influence most of women.
 Krystyna from Poland (a future bride's M on April 10, 2011:
I was looking for a nice pattern for a pearl choker for my girl's wedding. I went through pages and pages on Internet, but your instructions are the first ones I feel I can follow and succeed! Thank you so much for sharing! You must be a wonderful person: I saw so many quite popular patterns, which some people try to sell as if they designed them - and you are just giving away such a marvel! You are a very special person and I thank you very much!
 Marian on January 28, 2011:
I'm tickled to find this pattern. I've seen a lot of RAW jewelry and while I conceptually understand the stitch, it was hard for me to envision how certain repeating patterns with multiple sized beads, etc, were staying true to the RAW. This pattern will be a good first project to work that into my pea-brain. Thanks for all the hard work and time. I hope there will be more. Good teachers are hard to find...
 fern on November 21, 2010:
hi would like to know how to close this up into a streatch bracelet can you show how to end it thx:)
 aysha on November 16, 2010:
 fern on September 8, 2010:
ohhhhh!!!!!!!! my googness i luv it i have searching for a month on line for patt and wow!!!! thiswas it and easy easy i am so happy you put it out i luv it thank you sooo much only if you knew what i was doing day after day looking for this thanks again but dont change it i need to study it to do on own thanks again. fern
 Walsworth Farrington on May 13, 2010:
Hi, I would like to be added to your newsletter on beading if you have please.

 Sharon on January 31, 2010:
Thankyou so much for the instructions,love your work
 salawa on December 31, 2009:
Thank you soooooo much ,really love your work I am gona try this one ISA and see if I can,thx again.
 Tanya C Boenig on December 21, 2008:
You can also copy and paste and mail it to yourself and then print. It worked great.
 Allegra on December 14, 2008:
Certainly! You can use elastic string or nymo. You can even use beading wire. Any kind of strengthened string really. As long as it can hold the weight of the beads. Good luck!
 Shelley on December 7, 2008:
This is really great! Thanks for sharing the pattern! However, I wondered if I can use some other stringing material than fishing line? Thanks!
 Allegra on November 28, 2008:
You mean download the pattern as a .pdf file? I know some sites do that, but I figured it was either that or post them directly online, and to be honest, I personally hate loading times associated with downloading stuff when you can see it right on the screen, which is why I decided a long time ago to do online beading patterns, and I just stuck with it. But making pdf's is definitely something I can consider down the line when I have more time. Thanks for the suggestion! As for what you can do right now, you can bookmark the page or print the pattern I guess. I'm never taking it down, I can promise you that.^^
 Amanda on November 22, 2008:
Great pattern. Is there anyway i can download it with the pictures and diagrams ?
 Allegra on November 2, 2008:
Hehe, of course you can sell the pearl necklace on your jewelry site. Good luck! Maybe you can help me decide what it's worth because I've never tried selling anything. I'd be totally afraid of pricing these things!
 maureen on November 1, 2008:
i love this design am going to have to try it if i make a success of it will put it on my website for sale if that is ok with you the web site is if you want to take a look at some of my pieces i am still quite new to this but as i can't work am hoping to make something from this hobby thanks for a great site
 Allegra on September 25, 2008:
It's a necklace, but I'm sure you could make it into a bracelet as well! I wear it around my neck as a choker. Quite nice. I always get compliments that it looks refined and rich. Little do they know, you can make this necklace for $1 to 2 dollars of materials!
 nancy on September 24, 2008:
great , easy to understand diagrams. I can;t wait to try to make this bracelet. Thanks
 Allegra on July 31, 2008:
I fixed the formatting problem by putting all the pictures on the same side. Hope it helps!
 Allegra on July 29, 2008:
I apologize for the diagram being pushed off the page in internet explorer. I had no idea because I use firefox. I can't figure out what's wrong with internet explorer, but I will keep trying to sort out the problem. You can resize your browser to see the whole image until I fix this.