Nicole's Bead Shop Brilliant Bijou NecklaceBack to category
Nicole's Bead Shop Brilliant Bijou Necklace
Use several layers of beads and chains to create a beautiful necklace!
- Time:1-1/2 hours
1Turn 44 of the Copper teardrop beads, 31 of the Copper round beads and 19 of the striped Topaz beads into dangles as follows: slide a bead onto a headpin, cut the excess headpin so that 3/8 inch remains, and use your round nose pliers to make a loop. If you choose to use the bead caps on the striped Topaz bead dangles, then put the cap onto the head pin first, and slide the bead on before cutting the pin and making the loop.
2Cut three lengths of chain: 16-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch.
3Attach the charms and dangles to your chain using 6 mm round jump rings. Beginning with the 20-inch long chain, add one teardrop dangle to the very center of the chain. Then, work up both sides of the chain attaching another dangle onto every third link until you have used up all 44 teardrop dangles. For the 18-inch long chain, you will use 18 Copper round beads and 17 striped beads. First, attach a Copper round bead in the center, and then work you way up both sides of the chain alternately attaching striped beads and Copper round beads onto every third link in the chain. Finally, for the 16 inch long chain, you will use 13 Copper round beads and 12 striped beads and attach them in the same way as you did for the 18 inch long strand.
4Gather the three ends of chain on the left side of the necklace together, and attach them to a 6 mm jump ring. While the jump ring is still open, attach one half of the lobster claw clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the opposite side using the second half of the lobster claw clasp.