Sunday, 4 May 2014

DIY Bright Beaded Necklace

summer necklace

Today's DIY was one of those 'happy craft accidents' where messing around with a few beads turned into a fun and colourful project! I've had these brightly coloured beads floating around in one of my craft boxes for years now and recently I have been attempting to use up some of my supplies so I thought I'd dig them out. The gold chain is another craft item that doesn't get a whole lot of use as over at Sawyer & Scout I prefer to hang pendants on bronze-tone chain. Put the two unloved items together and they compliment each other well for this bold, summer-inspired necklace! Here's the step-by-step...

To make your own version you will need chain, clasp findings, headpins, beads & jewellery pliers

1. First up if you don't have an already assembled chain you will need to cut a length (mine measures 20") and then add on your clasp. Once your chain is done it's time to create the charms

2. To create the little bead charms thread one large seed bead and one round bead onto a headpin. Bend the wire using your pliers and then roll up using round-nosed pliers to create a hanging loop. Continue this process until you have created as many charms as you would like for your necklace

3. To attach a charm onto the chain simply take your pliers, carefully open up the loop you created earlier and thread on the chain. Use your pliers to close up the loop around the chain and repeat for each charm

summer necklace

As always I'd love to hear from you if you try out this or any other project from my DIY Archives - use the hash tag #eelisediys to share your photos with me!
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