Make a Long Pendant Necklace using beads and bead caps. This one is so easy and so wearable!
Here’s a video we made showing how to make the Long Pendant Necklace using beads and bead caps. We also show you how to make the wrapped loops.
How to Make A Long Pendant Necklace
Black rattail cording, 36″
1 Large decorative focal bead, 14mm
1 Medium copper beadcap, 6mmx10mm
1 Small copper beacap, 5mm
1 Copper daisy spacer, 5mm
2 Crystal bicone beads, 3mm, teal
1 Copper bead, 2mm
1 Copper headpin (flathead)
1 Copper headpin with loop (also called an “eye pin”)
1. Slide a small bead cap onto the loop-end headpin, face down.
2. Next, slide the big decorative focal bead onto the headpin.
3. Slide the large bead cap onto the headpin so it rests face down on the big decorative bead.
4. Slide a daisy spacer onto the headpin.
5. Slide the crystal bicone bead onto the headpin.
6. Slide the tiny copper bead onto the headpin.
7. Next, make a wrapped loop in the top of the headpin wire. To do this, using your round-nose pliers, grasp the wire just above the last bead and bend the tail of the wire over the top jaw of the pliers 90 degrees.
8. Reposition the round-nose pliers on top of the wire, just above the 90-degree turn. Wrap the end of the headpin over the top jaw of the pliers to start a loop. Reposition the bottom jaw of the round-nose pliers into the partial loop. Bend the wire the rest of the way around to make a complete loop.
9. Grasp the loop sideways with the pliers and wrap the tail of the headpin wire around the neck of the loop two times. Trim if needed.
10. Make a dangle for the bottom of the pendant by sliding a crystal bicone bead onto the other headpin.
11. Make a loop in the headpin.
12. Slide the loop onto the loop at the bottom of the pendant.
13. Finish wrapping the loop by grasping the loop with the pliers and pulling the tail around the neck two times.
14. Trim with wire cutters.
15. Trim the end of the rattail at an angle so it can slide more easily into the wrapped loop.
16. Slide the pendant onto the rattail. Tie the ends of the rattail in a knot.
Didn’t this turn out pretty!? You can, of course, substitute different beads to make your own unique pendant.
Jennifer & Kitty