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Dazzling Dewdrops DIY Beaded Necklace

Dazzling Dewdrops DIY Beaded Necklace

While I have been casually creating jewelry since I was a pre-teen (macrame friendship bracelets, anyone?), my full-fledged obsession with jewelry-making and design began just a few short months ago when I bought a beginner jewelry making kit at the craft store.

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with the variety of shapes, sizes, and colors of pastel beads in the kit, but after playing around with them, I decided on a statement necklace with wire, seed beads, and sparking pastel drops.

Don’t be fooled by the amount of beads, if you’re patient enough to string a few inches of seed beads and make a few charms, you can make this easy DIY necklace!

What you’ll need:

Dazzling Dewdrops DIY Beaded Necklace Supplies

  • faceted pastel beads (from this kit)
  • metallic white seed beads (similar here)
  • faceted silver spacer beads (similar here)
  • silver headpins
  • silver-tone beading wire
  • round-nose pliers or 3-in-1 jewelry pliers
  • wire snips (if not using 3-in-1 pliers)
  • 2 silver jump rings (not pictured)
  • 2 silver crimp beads (not pictured)
  • silver lobster clasp, or clasp of choice (not pictured)

Steps:

  1. Measure a piece of wire as long as you would like your necklace to be. Add two inches, then cut with wire snips or your pliers. Set aside.
  2. Create your bead charms:
    1. Charm #1 – On a silver headpin, string: one white seed bead, large blue bead, white seed bead, small pink bead, white seed bead, purple bead, white seed bead. Above the top seed bead, create a simple wire loop (learn how over at Chic Steals) and snip the excess headpin wire. Create seven more charms (8 total).
      Bead Charm #1
    2. Charm #2 – On a silver headpin, string: one white seed bead, large pink bead, white seed bead, small blue bead, white seed bead. Repeat steps above to create a simple loop. Create five more charms (6 total).
      Bead Charm #2
    3. Charm #3 – On a silver headpin, string one white seed bead, faceted silver bead, white seed bead, large pink bead, white seed bead, faceted silver bead, and white seed bead.Bead Charm #3
    4. Set bead charms aside.
      Bead Charms
  3.  String one of your jump rings an inch onto your wire and bend the wire so your jump ring is in the fold. Add a crimp bead and crimp it just below the jump ring.
    Add Crimp Bead
  4. String six faceted silver beads onto the wire, covering the short end of your wire. I taped the end of the wire just for extra security.
    String Faceted Silver Beads
  5. String white seed beads onto your wire until you have about an inch of wire left. Tape the end so your seed beads don’t slide off of the wire!
    String Seed Beads onto Wire
  6. Measure your necklace, find the center of your necklace and add the pink bead charm. On either side of the center charm, add your other charms, alternating between the two and leaving five seed beads between each charm.
    Add Bead Charms to Wire
  7. Smooth wire out into curved necklace shape. String six silver faceted beads and a crimp bead. Above the crimp bead, bend the wire over the nose of your pliers, creating a small fold.
    Bend Wire Above Crimp Bead
  8. Snip your excess wire, leaving a few cm to work with. Feed the short end of the wire back through the crimp bead and through the silver beads. Crimp the crimp bead shut.
    Close End Crimp Bead
  9. Add a jump ring into the loop above the crimp bead. Attach clasp of your choice to either end of the necklace. Smooth out the wire into desired shape.
  10. You’re done! Enjoy your new DIY statement necklace.

Dazzling Dewdrops DIY Beaded Necklace
Do you think you’ll try making your own DIY wire necklace? If you try it, make sure you share it using the hashtag #WishbonesandWhimsy.

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