This elegant beaded necklace looks fancy enough for a night out, but it’s really just a bead stringing project. The fire polished beads do all the work!
Here’s a step by step jewelry making tutorial showing how easy this bead stringing project is. Even if you’ve never made jewelry before – you can make this elegant beaded necklace! We’ll show you every step.
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How To Make An Elegant Beaded Necklace
5 Navy Fire Polished Faceted Rondelles, 8mmx10mm
4 Silver Fire Polished Faceted Rondelles, 8mmx10mm
Size 15 Miyuki Delica Cylinder Beads, Jet Fire Polished
2 Silver crimp beads
2 Silver clamshell bead tips
1 Silver cylinder box clasp
19-strand Bead stringing wire
1. Cut a 20” length of bead stringing wire. This will end up being about a 16.5″ long necklace.
2. Feed on the rondelles alternating the color. You can make this necklace in any color combinations. Get creative!
3. Put tape or bead bug on one side. A bead bug is a little springy clamp meant to keep your beads from sliding off the end of the necklace while you are working on it.
4. Feed on 6¾” Miyuki Delica cylinder beads. (Isn’t it so much easier to just measure these little beads on the wire rather than try to count each one!) Move the bead bug to the other side of the necklace. Feed on 6¾” Miyuki Delica cylinder beads on other end.
5. Slide one end of the wire through the clamshell bead tip.
6. Add a crimp bead. Crimp the crimp bead with the chain-nose pliers. Close the clamshell bead tip.
7. Use the wire cutters to trim the wire.
8. Close the open loop of the clamshell bead tip around clasp.
9. Remove the bead bug or tape from the other end. Slide on a clamshell bead tip and a crimp bead. Press these tight against the beads so there’s no slack. Crimp the crimp bead. Trim the wire. Close the clamshell.
10. Close the loop of clamshell bead tip around the clasp.
If you have any questions at all about bead stringing, just leave us a comment and we will be happy to help!
Jennifer & Kitty
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