Do you fancy big beaded necklaces? Then you are in for a treat today! Here is a tutorial for you to follow: A DIY J.Crew Inspired Mint Necklace! So let us get started!
To make this necklace you will need:
- 10 mm round beads in any color
- Smaller sparkly beads
- 26 ga wire
- E6000 or other jewelry glue
- Necklace clasp
- Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and wire cutters
Begin by stringing 3 round beads on a piece of wire, about 4” or so. Thread the wire so that both ends come out of one bead, forming a triangle of beads. Pull the wire tight and wrap the ends.
Make more of the bead triangles. For my necklace, I used 15, but it can vary depending on how long you want it to be and how large your beads are. Once you make enough, place a drop of glue in the center of each triangle and press a rhinestone into it. Allow to dry.
While the glue is drying, make the same number of bead dangles. Using a headpin, add one of your smaller sparkly beads and create a loop. Attach the loop to the bottom of a bead triangle (where you didn’t wrap the excess wire.) Attach all bead dangles to bead triangles.
Cut a piece of wire about 5”. Wrap a loop through one side of a bead triangle. Thread on a sparkly bead. Thread the wire through another bead triangle and close with a wrapped loop.
Repeat step 4 until all the bead triangles are linked together. On the last triangles, connect a clasp and chain for the clasp to hook.
This tutorial is by one of our contributors from our monthly magazine – Jamie B. Hannigan.
Here’s a little more about her:
Perhaps I’m just easily fascinated, but I often see magic and wonder in things other might consider mundane. I’m a very imaginative person, and as a child I often created fictional narratives to go along with places or objects. Read more…
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