Since last weeks project was beyond simple… I decided to flex my DIY muscles – so beware, this project is not for the beginner! This very detailed, step by step tutorial shows how to create a multi-strand statement necklace, perfect for the hardcore DIY bride! Bold jewelry has become quite the rage, so take this trend by it’s horns and create something no other bride will have – a necklace fit only for you, the DIY Wedding Queen…
- your choice of beads, lots of pretty beads
- wire cutters, small pliers, and crimp pliers
- soft flex beading wire
- 18 crimp beads
- 26 open jump rings
- two 9 hole end bars
- large toggle clasp
- felt (or the like)
I recommend using at least 5 different strands of beads if not more, here I chose 7. From left; aqua seed beads, white potato fresh water pearls, turquoise glass beads, crystal chain, 8mm round Amazonite, faux-matte glass pearls, and sage fresh water pearls. To recreate this look you need to choose strands of different color and texture. I like working on a piece of felt or material so stray beads don’t roll around on me.
Measure your neck to see how long your necklace should be. I made mine 17″.
Start by cutting your Soft Flex wire, add at least 8″ to your neck measurement… you will need extra wire to work with while beading. Cut 9 wires; one for each end bar hole.
***There are many different ways you could assemble this necklace; here I tried to break the steps down and make them simple – but do what you feel comfortable with.
Start by adding jump rings to your end bars; these will hold all your bead strands. Make sure to completely close each jump ring with your pliers. Complete both end bars.
The next step is to form a jump ring chain to add each piece of the toggle clasp to each end bar. I added 4 jump rings to this connection to add length for ease of operating the clasp.
Now, plan out your strands. I chose 7 different beads, but I needed 9 strands – so I doubled up on the amazonite and the faux glass pearls. Pick your pearly poison.
Now add each of your cut pieces of Soft Flex to one end bar.
Do this by threading the Soft Flex with a crimp bead, then thread the Soft Flex through one jump ring and back through the crimp bead, crimp the crimp bead with a pair of pliers, and tug to make sure it’s secure. ***The first picture is only showing the Soft Flex threaded through the crimp bead twice.How to cook pumpkin seeds? what is the difference between a therapist and a counselor How to make a youtube video? what are the skills of a fashion designer What does pending sale mean? what to put on resume skills what is the difference between axial and triplex pumps How to find a boyfriend? What does hn mean? Fable 2 dog tricks how to assign? how to improve your spelling What is the meaning of discern? What does imsg mean on snapchat? How to write a thesis statement? what is urban sprawl definition What are some good scooter for tricks? what is an ip address definition How to play spoons? How to turn off windshield wipers? what advice would you gvie to a 6th grader about growing up? explain yourself. How to style nike blazers? Tips on how to talk dirty and nasty? what is the definition of alliance What is the meaning of equinox? What does guinea mean? What is meaning of vetting? What does 1500 mg of sodium look like? What is the meaning of when pigs fly? What does 4-3-21 mean? what are the benefits of eating hard boiled eggs what is the definition of biodiesel fuel how much to hire accountant for business startup advice What is the meaning of suada kutta tommy? what is the difference between forbearance and deferment What does lobo mean? what are job skills for criminal justice what is the difference between fungi and plants up to when to paying military spouse survival benefits What does wps mean on wifi? how would you improve a printer What is the meaning of the word implication? My why meaning? How to get rid of pores? what is the definition of ballad poetry