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How to Make Beaded Necklaces


Loopy Necklace
Add a whimsical touch with this loopy necklace.
Add a whimsical touch with this loopy necklace.

Round and round this loopy necklace goes...where it stops, nobody knows!

What You'll Need:

  • 2 strands nylon line, 25 inches each
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 30 to 40 color-lined beads, size 6, assorted colors

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: Holding both strands of nylon line together at one end, attach them to the clasp with a crimp bead. To do this, slide a crimp bead and then a clasp onto the end of the nylon line. Thread the nylon line back through the crimp bead, and pull it tight so the crimp bead is close to the clasp.

Step 2: Using needle-nose pliers or crimping pliers, flatten the crimp bead so it stays in place. Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim the excess line as close to the crimp bead as possible, but only on the short end. Obviously, you need to leave the long end in order to string the beads. Before you crimp down, make sure that both sides of the necklace are the same length.

Step 3: Thread the right strand of nylon line through a color-lined bead from right to left, then thread the left strand through the same bead from left to right. Pull gently, leaving a small section of nylon line between bead and crimp.

Step 4: Add another bead in the same manner: Thread the right strand through the bead from right to left, then thread the left strand through from left to right. Pull gently until the nylon line forms a small loop between beads. You determine the size loop you prefer. Just be consistent as you add beads.

Step 5: Repeat step 3 until the necklace reaches the desired length. Keep in mind that the nylon line will stretch somewhat as it is worn.

Step 6: Bring the strands back together, and finish the necklace with a crimp bead and jump ring.

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