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delicate necklace

The design possibilities are endless with this beautiful little necklace. It features incredibly tiny seed beads and a sterling silver chain and clasp. You decide the length and bead design!

 

how to make a delicate necklace


Cut & tape

Measure and cut the chain to size. We’re making ours 14 inches long. It will be choker length for an adult. Use tape on the end to keep beads from falling off.

first crimp bead

Put 1 the crimp bead onto the chain. Do not crimp it yet.

beadwork

Place the beads onto the chain in your desired design.

Fill the chain with 1-4 inches of beads.

For symmetric designs, you can use a ruler instead of counting beads.

Add the 2nd crimp bead at the end of the design.

Crimp both crimp beads

Center the on the chain.

Using the blue handled beadalon crimp tool, follow the directions on the crimp bead package to crimp both beads.

The crimp beads will keep the beads centered on the chain.

Crimp - step 1

Place crimp end into the 2nd crimp position of the crimp tool.

Crimp - step 2

Slide on end of the chain into the crimp end.

Firmly close the crimp tool to start the crimp.

Crimp - step 3

Move the crimp end to the first position of the crimp tool.

Firmly close the crimp tool to complete the crimp.

Repeat the crimp process for the other end of the chain.

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