Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DIY: Easy Beaded Necklace



This necklace is beyond easy to make!  In fact, if you have very little beading experience this is right up your alley.  This could be a great birthday, bridesmaid, or holiday present! Enjoy the video tutorial- in depth instructions are below.

 


Supplies:
  • Long Chain - 24 inches (Measure it up against yourself)
  • Beadalon Bead Wire- approximately 7 inches
  • 4 crimp beads
  • Assortment of beads
  • Crimp Pliers
  • Chain Nosed Plier
  • Scissors
* I usually get beading materials from Michaels or firemountaingems.com

How to:
  1. Measure your chain against you.  Make sure the length is perfect for the beading addition and that you will be able to pull it over your head.
  2. Loop beading wire through last chain link.  Fold tightly and slide two crimp beads through other end til they are against chain and secure with crimp pliers.
  3. Now the fun part: slide on your lovely beads.  Once you are done add on your two remaining crimp beads.
  4. Loop your beading wire over the loose end of the chain and through the beads.  To ensure you don't leave any spaces in your necklace- pull end of wire with chain nosed plier until necklace is taut. Secure your crimp beads with crimp pliers.
  5. Cut off any excess wire and tuck in end into bead. All done!



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