4.12.2012

DIY: Chunky Pearl and Crystal Statement Necklace


I admit, I miss accessory designing, so I had to get my hands into something;)

Supplies:
Bead Strand
(I purchased mine in store at Hobby Lobby, but you can also buy a similar one here.)
1/4 in. wide Ribbon
2 Jumprings
2 Crimps (got mine here)
Pliers

The bead strand was %50 off at Hobby Lobby, so the grand total: $4.00

This DIY can be applied to any bead strand types you find!
Since bead strands already have strong fish wire cord and stoppers at the ends, it makes it really easy to turn it into a necklace! I am lucky to have most of these supplies still around from jewelry making.

Instructions:
1) Using your pliers wrap the crimp around the ends of the fishwire, BELOW the small bead stoppers. Press and pinch closed so that it is tight and secure.
2) Loop your jump rings through both ends.
3) Measure how long you want your ribbon to hang. I usually make it longer so it is adjustable. Loop through the jumprings (you will have four total ends), and trim ends if needed. Tie around your neck.

Happy beadmaking!







23 comments:

  1. Another winner Ana!
    And when are we having another Beauty Files link up! No pressure, just gentle curiousness. :)

    xoxox
    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. This is so cute!! I love your DIY's :)

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  3. This is so beautiful! Love it. :)

    joannadell.blogspot.com

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  4. oooh! i love the necklace! it's so pretty and so simple to put together! great diy!

    drop by allisterbee soon!

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  5. pretty!! I would love to see more of these DIY Anna!!

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  6. Definitely trying this! Thanks for the tip :)

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  7. You are so talented it makes me green with envy! Love this necklace!

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  8. great DIY! You could totally make a neon necklace instead of going out and buying one.

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  9. Gorgeous! You and the necklace ;) Love this DIY!

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  10. i could not love this DIY more... amazing!

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  11. so pretty! thanks for inspiring us!

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  12. Another great DIY! Such a fun necklace!

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  13. Love this!!! Thank you for all the great DIY necklace inspiration lately! I think I'll attempt a few this weekend!

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  14. This is awesome, thanks for sharing!!! I can't wait to make this at some point!

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  15. Your blog inspirings me too much! i love it!! :)

    http://annasmirror.blogspot.com

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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