January 12, 2010

Quick Pearl Necklace

In a hurry to get things made for Christmas I found myself making a necklace for a family member. It has been a long time since I've made jewelry. Nearly a decade. The last necklace I made was just before my mission. I had fun making this one. I'd do things differently next time, like actually try to space it properly. I used crimping beads to the freshwater pearls in place. I think I'll try some sort of glue in the future to make it more fascinating. I do like the look though and plan to make one for myself soon!

What I used:
1 Strand Freshwater Pearls
1 Package Crimping Beads
1 Magnetic Clasp
Jewelry Wire
Flat nosed pliers

How I did it:
Attach two long strands of wire to one side of the magnetic clasp. I used crimping beads for this as well. String pearls with a crimping bead on either side on both strands and stagger the spacing on either wire. Crimp the beads on either side to hold the pearls in place using the pliers. Once you have the length you desire attach the other side of the magnetic clasp. So Easy!

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Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh I love it. I have made several similar to that. It is really a way to showcase a few special beads. Gorgeous.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Oh my goodness, that is just beautiful! Looks like something you'd find at a high end jewelry store. Love it!
Thanks so much for joining my linky party. :)

Suze said...

LOVE IT! I want one! We have to get together someday and craft it up, like crazy eh?

Either that or at least see each other at WinCo sometime.