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How to Make Beaded Necklaces


Peaches and Dreams Necklace
Try making this necklace -- it's a peach.
Try making this necklace -- it's a peach.

The design of this peaches and dreams necklace is the ultimate in fun and fancy. Be dreamy, and get noticed.

What You'll Need:

  • 4 strands nylon line, 20 inches each
  • 4 crimp beads
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 46 pale pink pearlized beads, 2mm
  • 10 pale pink pearlized beads, 4mm
  • 1 head pin
  • 3-1/4 inches silvertone chain (links must be large enough for clasp)

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape or masking tape
  • Wire cutter
  • Round-nose pliers

Step 1: Holding all four strands of nylon line together at one end, string two crimp beads and the clasp onto all four strands.Step 2: Thread two of the strands back through one of the crimp beads, and thread the other two strands back through the other crimp bead. Pull the strands tightly so that the crimp beads are pushed snugly against the clasp and each other. Crimp down. Trim the excess line.Step 3: Tape the clasp to a table or other flat work surface to hold it in place.Step 4: String a 2mm bead onto the two middle strands.Step 5: Next, string a 2mm bead onto the left two strands by threading the right strand of nylon line through the hole from right to left, then threading the left strand through the same bead from left to right. Pull gently, leaving a small loop of nylon line.Step 6: String a 2mm bead onto the two right strands in the same manner: Thread the right strand of nylon line through the hole from right to left, then thread the left strand through the same bead from left to right. Pull gently, leaving a small loop of nylon line.

Step 7: String a 4mm bead onto the two middle strands.

Step 8: Repeat steps 5 through 7 for the rest of the beads, stopping when you have one 4mm bead and three 2mm beads left. Note: As you pull the nylon line, make sure you are creating loops of equal size and that the beads are evenly spaced.

Step 9: Tape the ends of the nylon line to hold the beads in place for the moment, and set the necklace aside until step 12.

Step 10: Make the remaining 4mm bead into a charm. To do this, insert a head pin into the hole of the bead. The head of the pin prevents the bead from falling off. Using a wire cutter and with an adult's help, cut the head pin to about 1/4-inch above the bead. Then, bend the pin sharply away from you.

Step 11: Using a round-nose pliers, grab the end of the pin and bend it toward you, around the pliers, to make a loop with the remaining head pin length. Before you close the loop, however, put it on the end of the silvertone chain, then squeeze it shut. The charm is now attached to the end of the chain.

Step 12: Use needle-nose pliers to attach the jump ring to the other end of the chain.

Step 13: Remove the tape from the end of the necklace, and repeat steps 5 through 7 one more time, using the last 2mm bead instead of a 4mm bead in step 7.

Step 14: Bring all four strands of nylon line back together. String two crimp beads and the jump ring onto all four strands.

Step 15: Thread two of the strands back through one of the crimp beads, and thread the other two strands back through the other crimp bead. Pull the strands tightly so that the crimp beads are pushed snugly against the jump ring and each other. Crimp down. Trim the excess line.

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