Beading / Jewelry

Beaded Shamrock Necklace

By  Linda Valentino 

size: 20"

  • Beaded Shamrock Necklace

Materials

  • Square glass tile, 1”
  • Silver chain, 14”
  • Green round beads, 6mm, seven
  • Silver extension chain with heart, 2-1/4”
  • Silver jump rings: 9mm, eight; 6mm, two
  • Silver glue on bail
  • Silver lobster clasp, 12mm
  • Silver eye pins, seven

Tools

  • Jewelry pliers: chain nose, two pairs; round nose
  • Wire cutters
  • Nail polish: silver, green, lime green, metallic green, clear
  • Nail polish remover
  • Eclectic Products E-6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • ruler, wax paper or plastic container lid
  • 1. Working on a non-stick surface like wax paper or plastic container lid, paint sides and back of glass tile with silver nail polish. Let dry. Load brush with silver polish and quickly cover tile top, dipping after each swipe. Polish must be heavy in order for colors to run. Working quickly, drop one drop of dark green polish in each corner, re-dipping after each drop. Add metallic green drop in center of green drops. Continue with lime green drops. Add one drop of metallic green in center. Let dry without moving tile. If you're not happy with the results simply use nail polish remover to remove polish from tile and start over. After 1-2 hours, coat top tile with clear polish.
  • 2. When tile is completely dry, adhere bail to back. Let dry 24 hours.
  • 3. Insert green bead into eye pin. Form a second loop using round nose pliers on other end of green bead. Cut excess wire. Adjust loop to match size of original eye pin loop. Repeat for all green beads.
  • 4. Connect glass tile bail and one bead using 9mm jump ring. Connect glass tile with bead to two green beads using 9mm jump ring. On each of these two green beads, add jump ring, bead, jump ring, bead, and jump ring. Cut silver chain into two 7" pieces. Add piece of chain to last jump rings on each side.
  • 5. Add 6mm jump rings on ends of chain. Add chain extension to one jump ring and clasp on second jump ring.