Nicole™ Crafts Glitzy Bead and Chain Necklace

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by Gail Colladay, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Glitzy Bead and Chain Necklace

Mixing the textural effects of these varied beads will result in a rich look that can be work casually or for a night out.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:45 minutes

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut chain to length desired minus about 4 inches. This is the length of the beaded sections.
  • 2
    Find the center of the chain and cut 3 inches from the center on each side. This 6 inch section is the front section of the necklace.
  • 3
    Thread three beads onto Beadalon wire. Add a crimp bead and a jump ring to wire. Loop back through the crimp bead, leaving the ring in the loop.
  • 4
    Pull tight and crimp the bead using the inner part of the crimp tool. Close it with the outer part of the tool to secure.
  • 5
    Thread remaining wire through two beads. Trim wire.
  • 6
    Cut the other side of the wire, leaving about 3 inches. Repeat the above instructions with crimp bead and jump ring.
  • 7
    Repeat above instructions to make another three bead section.
  • 8
    Connect one side of each bead section to the ends of the 6 inch section of chain. Connect the other sections of chain to the other ends of the bead sections.
  • 9
    Add clasp to the ends of the chain by separating the links and closing them around the rings on the clasp.
  • 10
    Thread a silver bead, large bead, silver bead and small faceted bead on an eye pin.
  • 11
    Bend down pin to almost a 45 degree angle. Cut to 3/8 inch. Then grab the tip with round-nose pliers and roll forwards to create a loop, leaving a small opening.
  • 12
    Add a jump ring and hook jump ring to center of chain.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:45 minutes

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Bead-It Pearl 6mm Silver 30pcs. 104247867
  • Nicole™ Crafts Lobster Clasp Large Silver 2 pcs. 104244081
  • Nicole™ Crafts Crimp Tube Bead 2mm Silver 80 pcs. 104240659
  • Nicole™ Crafts Crimp Cover Smooth Silver 70 pcs. 104240653
  • Beadalon® Bead Stringing Wire 19 Strand .015in 30ft Satin Silver 104250134
  • Nicole™ Crafts Eye Pin 2inch Silver 70 pcs. 104240672
  • Cousins® Basic Chain Small Diamond 70 inch Silver 104524968
  • Nicole™ Crafts Jump Ring 5mm Silver 104240704
  • Jesse James Bead Strand Sublime 104573384
  • Crimp Tool
  • Needle-nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters