This is the perfect project for showing off medium-size accent beads that are too fancy to have thread strands covering them (as is the case with most beaded crochet). Seed beads add twinkle to the crochet links.
This “opera length” (15.5-inch/40-centimeter drop when worn) necklace is a continuous strand with no clasp. Another feature is that the whole strand is metal-free.
**Skill Level:** Intermediate (have crocheted with thread)
After following this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):
- How to use puff stitches as “beads” for fancy jewelry strands
- A way to crochet a continuous strand of large link-like shapes
- How to add beads to crochet without the yarn or thread strands showing on the outside of the beads
**Finished Dimensions:** Necklace is 31 inches/79cm long and has a 15.5-inch/40-centimeter drop when worn.
**Substituting crochet thread:** Opera thread has recently been discontinued. Most size #20 mercerized cotton crochet thread will wor