Beaded jewelry – Well-known beaded necklace “Mylene Farmer”


Today you’ll find out how to make beaded necklace known as “Mylene Farmer”. It’s very nice and elegant.


It may seem very hard to make, but it’s no so. Of course you need some patience and time to understand the scheme and technique. I’ll give you schemes sequentially. So, let’s start!!

For this beaded necklace you’ll need beads of different sizes (besides you may use cut beads, seed beads or  glass beads), of course thread (like this one NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Brown 64 Yards (58 Meters)) and needle.

1. The first step is making a beaded chain, called figure-eight. At first you string 9 beads and close the circle, as you see on the picture.


2. After that take 6 beads, string them and put the needle into the 7th bead of the previous circle. Than take another 5 beads, string them and put the needle into the 3rd bead of the previous circle. Than continue this item till you get beaded chain of necessary length.


3. You should do such eight of this chain, like this one on the picture:


4. Now you need to make such interesting beaded flowers:


Of course, everything depends on the bead‘s size. If you have bead of large size, you can make smaller flowers (for instance, in 3 beads). In case of small beads, you may need to make flowers in 7 or even 9 beads in circle.

If you do not like this flowers, you may leave them. 🙂

5. Now you should join flowers and figure-eight chain, following the picture.


6. To complete the beaded necklace see the next picture.


You may do the beaded pendants and you may not, as you like.  Or you may do another one :))

That’s all!! Good luck!


I’d like to share interesting book  A Complete Guide To Kumihimo On A Braiding Loom: Round, Flat, Square, Hollow, And Beaded Braids And Necklaces

See you next post!!


  1. Yvette said,

    March 7, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Hello I love this necklace. I want to make it for my wedding. BUT I tried it tonight and I am having trouble getting it started. When you continue after string through the 3 rd bead. Do you do any nine? Or how do you do that. If you string it through the 7th bead there isn’t one.

  2. Katerinka said,

    March 7, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Hi, after string , you should string again 5 more beads and go through 18th bead (the number of bead marked on the picture).

  3. Divine said,

    June 28, 2010 at 4:46 am

    U’re really creative.I hope to try my hands on this.Can i use fishing line of about 0.35mm,in place of thread?

  4. Katerina said,

    July 16, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Maybe 0, 35 is rather heavy, maybe 0,2 or 0,3 is more suitable

  5. dolapo olajubutu said,

    August 6, 2010 at 1:58 am

    you are simply fantastic. i will try this too.thanks for being a wonderful gift to the beading are appreciated.

  6. abi said,

    March 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Whoa! This piece is another favorite of mine! I am just starting to do this craft and this will serve as an inspiration! Thanks!

  7. chatka said,

    March 12, 2011 at 4:02 am

    I love this necklase, but I think this is a mistake. This scheme is not for mylene. Necklase of this scheme is here named “White dance” it`s variation of Mylene using seed beads. Scheme of this necklace Mylene is here details here
    Another scheme of Mylene is here
    I think this scheme is more easy for beginners then other.

    Sorry for my English and long links

  8. February 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    hermoso me facina

  9. ahlamhelwa said,

    June 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Resistance Beads.

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