How to Make Beaded Necklaces


Got My Heart on a String Necklace
Put your heart on a string with this beaded necklace.
Put your heart on a string with this beaded necklace.

This sophisticated got my heart on a string necklace will win heartfelt praise from your friends.

What You'll Need:

  • 20 inches nylon line
  • 2 cut-hematite round beads, 2mm
  • 1 hematite heart bead
  • 3 crimp beads
  • 1 clasp and jump ring

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 1: String one round hematite bead on the nylon line and slide it to the center of the strand.

Step 2: Bring both ends of the nylon line together and string on the heart bead, the remaining round hematite bead, and one crimp bead.

Step 3: Slide this grouping of beads down until they touch the bottom round bead. The bottom round bead will turn on its side. Crimp down.

Your necklace will look like this when it is finished.
Your necklace will look like this when it is finished.

Step 4: Finish one end of the nylon line with a crimp bead and clasp, and finish the other end with a crimp bead and jump ring. 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 5: 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. Repeat on the other end with a jump ring.

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