How to Make a Necklace in Corel Draw

Updated on October 26, 2016

This tutorial basically revolves around the complete procedure involved in creating a necklace and earrings in corel from the beginning.

If you're a beginner in Corel Draw, you will likely want to create different types of vector designs such as logos, drawings, jewelry, etc

So if you just want to see a new method of designing jewelry like a chain, necklace, earrings or just started exploring Corel Draw, you will probably learn something in this tutorial.

Here you will make the a pearl necklace by using tools such as shape, bezier, interactive blend, fill, and some other features.


Making the basic chain

Step 1

Use the Bezier tool to create a “V” shape

Step 2

By making use of the shape tool (short cut key F10), select the whole shape

While selecting it should look like this

Once selection is done, it should look like this.
Once selection is done, it should look like this.

Step 3

Click on the convert line to curve option on the top bar.

Furthermore select pick tool, and then again select the shape tool. Click on one of the nodes in the line to give shape as follows:

The shape should now look like this
The shape should now look like this

Step 4

Now do the same with the left side of the “V” shape.

It should finally look like this

Making the Pearls

Step 1

Draw a small circle

Step 2

Select “Fill > Fountain fill. Choose type as radial to give a realistic look to the pearl.

Change the color in the “From” option to any color of your choice. Please note to always keep the “To” color as white.


It should now look like this:

with black outline
with black outline

Step 3

Change the outline color of the circle by first selecting the circle and then right click on the color you want your outline to be.

In this case I have changed the outline color to darker shade of pink, which gives a real-like look.

Outline color changed
Outline color changed

Arranging the Pearls Around the Chain

In order to arrange the pearls around the chain we created earlier.

We will need to make use of the “Interactive Blend tool”

But first create another copy of the pearl by selecting the pearl and dragging and then drop the pearl after right clicking which gives following result:

Step 2

Now click on the “Interactive Blend Tool”, which can be found on the left sidebar.

Step 3

After selecting the blend tool, click on the first pearl and then drag it to the second pearl.

Once dragged on the second pearl, it should look as follows:

Step 4

Select “Effects > blend” or use the shortcut key “Alt + c +b” to activate the blend option.

A toolbar on the right side will show up:

Step 5

Click "path > new path"

Step 6

Clicking "Path > New path", should give a curved arrow, by using that arrow click on the chain and tick the “blend along full path”and click “apply”

After clicking apply button, it should look like this:

Step 7

As you can see there are spaces between the pearls and we need a chain full of pearls, we need to add number of pearls.

By default it is “20” I’ve changed it to “37”, you can change the number according to the requirement.

Making More Pearl Chains

Now one chain of pearls is made but we need two more chains. To do so, click the “pick tool”and select the chain of pearls.

Step 2

Drag the chain and right click just below the first chain which should now look like this:

Step 3

As you can see that the copied object looks one over other and to fix this, click the “shape tool” (shortcut key F10) and arrange it by manipulating the nodes.

Step 4

Third thread of pearls can be made by repeating the same process

Final version of the pearl chain
Final version of the pearl chain

Making the Necklace Pendant

Draw a square by keeping the “Ctrl”key pressed. Doing this ensures that it will be a perfect square.


Step 2

Select the square and change the angle of rotation to 45. (Angle of rotation can be changed as shown below)


Step 4

Now we need to make multiple copies of the same design. To do this keep the shift key pressed and make a copy of the design inside it.

Step 3

We now have to arrange the pearls around this rotated square, so we need to use the “Interactive Blend Tool” again. Refer points and instructions in "Arranging the Pearls Around the Chain" above to see how to use interactive blend tool.

After blending the shape should look as follows:

Step 5

Keep making copies until it looks something like this:

Step 6

Click on the smallest copy of design (i.e. smallest in the middle of the square) and select “Fill > Fountain Fill”

Type = “square” and change the color to the same color which you used to outline the pearl.

By doing this it would result in something like this.

Getting the Necklace Together

Select the whole design and press “Ctrl + G” to group all the items. Alternatively you can group items by going to “Arrange > Group” from the top bar.

By grouping items you can move them easily and you don’t have to select every item while moving them.

Now place the pendant above the pearl chain as follows:


Step 2

Arrange the grouped pendants as follows to give a final touch to the necklace.

Pearl necklace and earrings
Pearl necklace and earrings

Step 3

Earrings can be made in the same way by copying one of the pendants and then creating smaller copies of the pendant and arranging them one over another.

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        bacon 3 years ago

        Very helprul

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        coke cola 3 years ago

        Nice pic

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        melodyandes 6 years ago

        Wow! Impressive write-up!

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        FuzzyCookie 7 years ago

        Hello Elayne, thank you for your comments, I am glad that this tutorial has proved to be of some help to you :)

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        Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

        Terrific hub - very tedious, but outstanding results. Thanks.

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        FuzzyCookie 7 years ago

        Hi cutesygirl, thank you for appreciating this tutorial and I believe there are still a chunk of people who want to improve their knowledge on corel draw. cheers!

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        cutesygirl 7 years ago

        Great tutorial, nice use of photos to enhance your instructions. Does anybody still use Corel, I personally use Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator.

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        FuzzyCookie 7 years ago

        Thank you! :D

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        hassam 7 years ago from Pakistan

        Hey, that is an excellent tutorial, you have explained things in very easy steps.

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