Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Make a Chain and Bead Necklace

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:
chain
19 coordinating beads and eye pins
8 jump rings
clasp

How to Make a Chain and Bead Necklace


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!

How to Make a Chain and Bead Necklace
Be sure to check out my other New Year's Eve jewelry:
Three Stranded Bracelet
Bow Pendant Necklace
 

  I am a Prima Bead Blog Team Member. I receive product from Prima Bead. In return, I create jewelry pieces from that product, and share about them through my blog and other social media outlets. All opinions expressed in this post are mine.

4 comments :

  1. Directions state to cut 3 pieces of chain 2" long. I didn't see a mention of 2 1/2" chain until after Step 2, where it says: "repeat steps 1 & 2 three more times. Once with 2" chain and twice with 2 1/2" chain." Am I missing something?

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    1. I'm sorry if the directions aren't clear. The total amount of chain you will need to cut is 6 pieces of 2" chain and 6 pieces of 2 1/2" chain. You will then connect 3 of the 2" pieces of chain together with a jump ring at each end. Then connect the remaining 2" pieces of chain with jump rings at both ends. Then connect three 2 1/2" pieces of chain with jump rings at both ends. Lastly connect the last remaining three 2 1/2" pieces of chain at both ends. From there continue on with step three. I hope that makes sense.

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