How to Make Beaded Necklaces


Something Special Necklace
Chase the blues away with this blue crystal necklace.
Chase the blues away with this blue crystal necklace.

You'll look beautiful wearing this something special necklace. You'll dazzle everybody in bright crystal blue.

What You'll Need:

  • 3 light blue crystals, 6mm
  • 3 head pins
  • 22 inches nylon line
  • 1 clasp and jump ring
  • 34 crimp beads
  • 19 light blue crystals, 4mm

Tools:

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutter
  • Round-nose pliers

Step 1: Make each of the 6mm crystals 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 2: 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. Set aside until step 7.

Step 3: Attach the clasp to one end of the nylon line 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 4: 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.

Step 5: String on another crimp bead, and crimp in place about one inch from the clasp.

Step 6: Next, string on a 4mm crystal and another crimp bead. Crimp in place snugly against the crystal.

Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6, leaving 1/2 inch between bead groupings, until seven crystals are in place.

Step 8: String another 4mm crystal onto the nylon line, then thread the looped head pin of one of the 6mm crystal charms onto the nylon line.

Step 9: Thread the line back up through the 4mm crystal and pull it through until the 4mm crystal is 1/2 inch from the last crimp bead. Leave a 1/2-inch loop of nylon line where the 6mm crystal hangs.

Step 10: String on a crimp bead, and crimp in place 1/2 inch from the previous 4mm crystal, then string on another 4mm crystal and crimp bead. Crimp snugly in place, just as you did in step 6.

Step 11: Repeat steps 8 through 10 twice so there are three loops with 6mm crystals.

Step 12: Next, repeat steps 5 and 6 until the remaining crystals are in place.

Step 13: To finish, follow the instructions above for attaching the clasp to attach the jump ring and crimp bead to the end of the line.

When you wear the necklace on the next page you're sure to feel like a star.

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