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.
- 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
- side two: string on 3 Delica's and pass the thread in the opposite direction through the Pinch bead of side one
- eight-shape *side one top eight: pick up 3 Delica's, 3 CoCo A and 3 Delica's
- side two top eight: pick up 3 Delica's, 3 CoCo B and 2 Delica's
- and cross the wire by going in the opposite direction through the last Delica of side one
- pull the two threads
- eight-shape side one bottom eight: pick up 2 Delica's, 3 CoCo B and 3 Delica's and 1 pinched Bicone
SEE - part 2