How to Make Beaded Necklaces


Deep Aurora Necklace
You'll glow like the Northern Lights when you
You'll glow like the Northern Lights when you

Aurora Borealis is the scientific term for the Northern Lights, a spectacular curtain of lights that glow from electrically charged particles in the earth's atmosphere. You, too, will be glowing when you wear this awesome Deep Aurora necklace.

What You'll Need:

  • 15 inches of necklace memory wire (depends on neck size)
  • Spoonful of seed bead/bugle bead mix in lavender, violet, and gold
  • 4 gold faceted beads, 4mm each
  • 4 aurora borealis hearts, 10mm each
  • 4 gold rosebud beads, 6mm each
  • 4 aurora borealis spacer beads
  • 7 aurora borealis drops, 6x11mm each

Tools:

  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers

Step 1: Cut a piece of necklace memory wire long enough to coil around your neck about 1-1/2 times. Using needle-nose pliers, make a loop at one end of the wire. You may need an adult to help you with this step.

Step 2: String a few beads from the seed bead/bugle bead mix onto the wire. Then add on a gold faceted bead, one Aurora Borealis heart, a seed bead or small bugle bead, a gold rosebud bead, one Aurora Borealis spacer bead, and two Aurora Borealis drops.

Step 3: Now string on seed beads and bugle beads until you are about 1/2-inch from the center of the necklace. Add on one gold faceted bead, one heart bead, a seed bead or small bugle bead, a rosebud bead, and one spacer bead.

Step 4: Next, thread on three Aurora Borealis drops, each separated by a seed bead, for the center of your necklace. Then reverse your bead pattern by stringing on a spacer bead, one rosebud bead, a seed bead or small bugle bead, one heart bead, and a gold faceted bead.

Step 5: Thread on a mix of seed beads and bugle beads until you're about two inches from the end of the wire.

Step 6: Repeat step 2, but reverse the bead pattern by starting with two Aurora Borealis drops. Finish the necklace by making a loop at the end of the wire with the needle-nose pliers.

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