Wednesday, March 3, 2010

How To Make A Beaded Necklace...

Necklace How To:

Things You'll Need:
* Tigertail or nylon flexible wire
* Sterling Silver clasp
* Sterling Silver Jump ring
* Crimping pliers
* Sterling Silver Crimp beads
* Bead board
* Wire cutter
* Turquoise beads
* Matching spacer or seed beads

Step 1
Plan your necklace design. Use a bead board to determine the length of your necklace. These boards can be found at any jewelry supply or crafts store.

Step 2
Cut the tigertail or flexible wire so that it is long enough for a finished necklace. This should be about 20 to 25 inches depending on the length that you want.

Step 3
Take one end of the wire and slide it through the loop of a lobster-claw sterling silver clasp, then take the wire that is attached to the clasp, and slide it through a sterling silver crimp bead, (I used a toggle clasp instead of a lobster claw clasp-you can use either). Tighten the wire slightly, then use crimping pliers to flatten the crimp bead into the wire so that the end of the necklace stays in place. Cut excess wire if necessary.

Step 4
String large turquoise gemstone beads onto your wire. Use smaller matching spacer beads or seed beads as spacers in between your necklace design if you wish. This adds to the finished professional look.

Step 5
Add the sterling silver jump ring to the other end of your necklace after you've finished stringing the beads. Follow the instructions for Step 3 above. Put on the necklace by attaching the lobster claw to the jump ring.

March 3, 2010


  1. possibly one day i will make a necklace. i like to paint charms but not into making them into necklaces... i know i know i should... :)

  2. Thanks for the "how to". I want to try something similar to this for fun soon. ;)

  3. Nice post!!! thanks for sharing. Its very useful to the new jewelry maker.
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