Jun 07 2012

Craft Tutorial: Drop Beads Necklace

Drop Beads Necklace

Hello sweets! Today I’m going to show you how to make simple necklace with drop beads. I received these gorgeous drop beads as part of crafty swap goodies; when I saw them I instantly knew that I was going to make a dangle necklace with them :)

You’ll need:

Drop Beads Necklace tool
  • 5 drop beads
  • 5 triangle bail
  • 4 jumprings (I used 1 x 10mm, 1 x 6mm, 2 x 3mm)
  • 1 clasp
  • chain, 60cm for the main chain, and about 5cm for the dangle
  • (not in photo) a pair of flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and wire cutters

* As long as chain fits through the 10mm jumpring, you can use necklace chain you already own!


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1) Place a triangle bail at the end of the chain (for the dangle).

2) Add a drop bead to the bail, and close the opening with flat-nose pliers.

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3) Repeat step 1 and 2 to attach another bead to the chain.

4) Place all beads to the chain.

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5) Add 10mm jumpring to the chain, just above the top drop bead, then cut off the excess chain.

6) Add a clasp and 8mm jumpring on both ends of the chain.

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7) Add the beaded charm to the chain, and you’re done!

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Very simple, easy to make (ten minutes max!), and goes well with a of clothes (very important) :)

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Ahhh, I’m in love with these drops, and I can’t stop looking at them (thanks again, Bev!). I have more drop beads, several colours and much smaller in size, and I’m thinking maybe I could do matching earrings. I know, as if I don’t own enough earrings already!

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

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5 Commnents to “Craft Tutorial: Drop Beads Necklace”

  1. It’s beautiful! Love the ease and clear instructions too. I’m already on it!! With one little alteration to make it my own :-)

  2. very beautiful, thanks for sharing

  3. Beautiful necklace. Love the beads. I agree your necklace would look great with anything you wear. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for selecting these gorgeous beads, Bev!

  5. Oh they look gorgeous!! I love the necklace Emi – you could wear that with anything!! So super cute. :)

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