Tuesday, November 26, 2013
How to Make a Chain and Bead Necklace
Today I'm sharing chain and bead necklace I made for my New Year's Eve project with Prima Bead. I love the look the layers of chain add to the necklace. I also love the classic feel of grey and silver. This piece will go with just about anything.
You will need:
19 coordinating beads and eyepins
8 jump rings
Step 1 - cut three pieces of chain 2" long.
Step 2 - attach the chain with a jump ring.
Repeat steps 1 & 2 three more times. Once with 2" chain and twice with 2 1/2" chain.
Step 3 - Form a loop on each bead using eye pins.
Step 4 - connect 5 beads together, by opening the loop, inserting the next bead and closing the loop.
Step 5 - same as step 4, except using 7 beads.
Repeat step 5.
Step 6 - connect all your pieces with jump rings, using the 5 beads as the center. Add your two 2" chain pieces to both sides. Then add your 7 bead pieces to both sides, and finally your 2 1/2" pieces to both sides. Add a clasp and you're done!
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