Beading / Jewelry

Glitz & Glam Necklace

By  Niki Meiners 

size: 18" length

  • Glitz & Glam Necklace

Materials

  • Cousin Corporation of America: Silver Chain, 20” length; Gold Mix Glass Beads: 6mm, 8mm, 12mm; Crystazzi beads: 8mm Aqua Round, 8mm Indicolite Round, 4-6mm Aqua and Indicolite Bicone Mix
  • Cousin Corporation of America, findings: Hammered Toggle Clasp; Bits and Pieces: Silver Findings: 2” Head Pins with Silver Ball, 2mm Crimp Beads, Jump Rings, Silver-lined Bead; Teal and Bronze Mix

Tools

  • Cousin Corporation of America: Precision Comfort Round Nose Pliers, Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters
  • 1. Use pliers to open two jump rings; attach toggle pieces to silver chain on each end. Close jump rings.
  • 2. Find center of necklace for center dangle placement. Create center headpin by adding beads in desired pattern for 1-3/4". Form loop at end of headpin; attach loop to center of necklace chain. Close loop.
  • 3. Thread next two headpins in same manner, reducing size of beaded area on headpins by 1/8". Use wire cutters to trim headpin. Repeat process until all headpins are beaded.
  • 4. Form loops on end of beaded headpins; attach to necklace chain from center dangle outward. Repeat process, mirroring attachments, for other side of necklace. Attach two beaded dangles per chain link.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use two pairs of jewelry pliers when creating loops. Hold headpin with one pair of pliers and use second pair to grasp end of headpin and curl into beaded loop.