DIY Blackberry or Raspberry Necklace Beading Pattern and Tutorial

Beading Pattern: Blackberry or Raspberry Jewelry DIY

Blackberries bring back fond memories of summers past for me.  Here's how you can make a gorgeous, high end looking raspberry or black berry statement necklace.

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I love blackberries! Not only do I think blackberries are really yummy, I grew up in the American South.  I have fond memories of picking wild ones with my mother as a kid before she passed away. When I saw this picture of this necklace at Custom Made, I just knew I had to have my own blackberry necklace.

blackberry necklace

Not only is the 2k price tag out of the ballpark for me, I wanted to come up with my own version but had no clue how to make the berries.  I found a tutorial on making raspberries but unfortunately the tutorial was written in Russian (which I do not speak).  Fortunately, the pics are so good that I managed to do it without written instruction, so I decided to share.

For the berries I used sized 6/0 opaque black glass seed beads.  For the inside of the berries, I used some inexpensive acrylic round beads.  For the stems I used size 12/0 emerald seed beads. I picked it all up at Hobby Lobby.

Beading supplies for blackberry necklace pattern

Here is the pattern and instructional pictures I used to create the berries.

Free blackberry or raspberry beading patternn

Here is the pattern and instructional pics I used to create the stems.

Free beading pattern for raspberry or blackberry stems

Some of you guys who are more experienced with using beading patterns, may be able to use the above patterns with no problem.  Personally, I'm HORRIBLE at reading patterns.  Thankfully the site where I found this pattern also has very clear step-by-step pics of the actual process that actually makes it easy even if you don't speak Russian!  I swear it's way easier than you thing.  See original pattern and step-by-step pics along with other awesome tutorials at  Плетем из бисера ягоду малины - Ярмарка Мастеров

I promise it's way easier than it looks. I kept the pattern open on my laptop when I did the first couple and afterwards I was able to do it without even looking at it.

Free blackberry or raspberry beading pattern and tutorial

How to bead raspberries or blackberries

How to make a blackberry necklace

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DIY Blackberry or Raspberry Necklace Beading Pattern and Tutorial



  1. These are great! They look fantastically realistic too. I also grew up in the South and still reside there - in Alabama!

    1. Thank you so much! I still live in the south but unfortunately not out in the country anymore. I miss those days! So glad you liked it and thanks for dropping by. :)

  2. I used to pick blackberries with my mother too! We have lovely berries here in the mountains of NC. Blackberries and blueberries too.

    1. It was in upstate SC right in the foothills of the NC mountains where we picked them. I so miss those days! :)

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you for stopping by! :)


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