These simple doll necklaces can be strung on highly elastic floss so they will stretch over a doll's head and hair, or they can be made with a simple bead and loop clasp. The range of patterns and styles is limited only by your imagination.
The two necklaces shown here on a 1:12 scale "Mina" ball jointed doll, with a larger than normal head, are both made from 15/0 Miyuki seed beads, over two different types of elastic floss.
To make necklaces for dollhouse and other small dolls you will need:
- Elastic Beading Cord or Floss - elastic beading cord is available from bead supply stores, mine was 0.6mm cord. I would not used thicker cord for this project. If possible, search out gossamer elastic 'invisible thread' from a magic trick supply house, or look for fine elastic cord in the fly tying section of a sporting goods store.
- Seed Beads - I used Miyuki Japanese Seed Beads in the 15/0 round size for most of the necklaces. Use the smallest size of seed bead you can find.
- Crimp Beads - I used small metal crimp beads to hold the elastic threads.
- Beading Needle - if you use the lightweight elastic thread or floss you can use a fine beading needle to string your beads.
- Fine Pliers - Used to close the crimp beads.
- The Ultimate glue - or other strong jewellery glue. Used to hold fine elastic thread and any 'jewel's' added to your beads.