Talisman Necklace
Intermediate | 32 min 22 sec
In this workshop, jewelry designer Alix Bluh will show you a simple crochet stitch for beading that offers endless options for customization by using different thread and bead combinations. You’ll also learn how to create different style clasps, and incorporate leather for a less time-intensive project that achieves the same sophisticated look. The fundamentals that you’ll learn in this class can be endlessly adapted to achieve different looks depending on the color thread and gems you chose. 

Note: In this class, Alix uses an unconventional crocheted chain stitch to create the foundation chain for her jewelry. While this nontraditional stitch works fine for this class, new crocheters may be interested in learning how to work a traditional chain stitch. Watch Edie Eckman's class on this topic here
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • crochet needle in medium size (2.5-4)
  • sewing needle
  • cutting tool
  • #8 silk thread with needle attached
  • beads (make sure holes are larger than the thread)
  • super glue
  • hook closure (lobster claw - toggle - leather)
  • charms (Optional)
  • split jump rings
  • X-acto knife
  • French bullion wire
Learn how to:
  • Crochet a simple stitch for your designs
  • Create different style clasps
  • Incorporate leather for a less time intensive project

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to create your own talisman necklace
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by jewelry maker Alix Bluh
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
397 users recommended this class to a friend
Jenn N
This was a class I didn't watch previously because the instructor speaks so slowly, I couldn't concentrate on what she was saying. Now that we can speed up the classes, it was easier for me to focus. I think she has a lot of good information but the camera was not focused much of the time. I did try slowing the class down to see if the problem was that I was watching too fast, but it was no better when I slowed it down. For the really intricate times when she was showing how to affix the closures, the camera was zoomed in so far that it was wobbly and horribly fuzzy. If the camera work had been better, I would have rated higher.
March 7, 2023
Jennifer Wallace
i love this necklace
More than 3 months ago
rosiland henderson
Something new to try love it
More than 3 months ago