Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial in Young Women Value Colors

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial
I've taken a long break from blogging over the holidays. But that doesn't mean I wasn't busy creating. I wanted to make something special for my Young Women girls for Christmas. Since there are 18 of them it had to be something not too time consuming and something they would like. I came up with this simple pearl cluster necklace, with the pearls being the colors of the Young Women Values.

For those of you not familiar with Young Women's, it is the organization for girls ages 12-18 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. There are 8 values that the girls learn about and try to live by. Each value has a color associated with it.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial in Young Women Value Colors


Faith - white
Divine Nature - blue
Individual Worth - red
Knowledge - green
Choice and Accountability - orange
Good Works - yellow
Integrity - purple
Virtue - gold

I wanted a softer look, so I went with pastel colors. For example, instead of red I did pink. The girls loved the necklaces.

Want to make your own Pearl Cluster Necklace? 

I used Cousin products from Prima Bead. I've included the links for the exact items I used. But feel free to use what you have or change it up to fit your style.

You will need:

Chain
Toggle Clasp
Ball Pins
Large Jump Rings

Pearls - you could do any color combo that you like - or even do them all the same color. Below are the colors I used.  I used a few different sizes of pearls ranging from 6mm to 10mm

White 8mm Pearl
Turquoise 10mm Pearl 
Pink 6mm Pearl
Sage 10mm Pearl
Peach 10mm Pearl
Light Yellow 6mm Pearl
Purple 8mm Pearl
Gold 8mm Pearl

Making your Pearl Cluster Necklace:

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial

Cut a 20" piece of chain, add each piece of the toggle clasp to the ends of the chain with a jump ring.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial

Cut another piece of chain 6 links long {or about 3/4" if using another type of chain}. Add it to the toggle clasp with a jump ring.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial
Insert each pearl onto a ball pin and form a loop at the top. I love these little ball pins, it gives the necklace a much more finished look.

Now it's time to add the pearls to the little piece of chain we cut.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial

Add two pearls to a jump ring and attach it to the bottom link of the chain.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial

Add two more pearls to a jump ring and attach it to the 3rd from the bottom link.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial

Add another two pearls to a jump ring and attach it to the 2nd from the top link.

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial


Add the last two pearls to a jump ring and attach it to the top link of the chain.

And that's all there is to it. Super easy and yet so pretty!

DIY Pearl Cluster Necklace Tutorial in Young Women Value Colors

What do you think? What color{s} would you make your necklace?





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