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I've gotten quite a few emails asking for instructions for the Vintage Inspired Necklace I made a little while ago so I thought I would just make a new post with detailed directions and also say that I took the last necklace apart and completely remade it and now it is beyond perfect for me.
What you need:
- beads (I used white glass pearls)
- beading wire or fishing line
- crimping beads
- a pair of pliers to crimp the beads
- scissors (not a good pair because you are cutting through wire)
- clasps that have multiple hooks
I started with the shortest length of necklace.
- Cut the bead string wire about 20" in length, this is more than you'll need but you use the extra to help finish the ends
- Take a crimp bead and thread the stringing wire through the crimp bead, then through the first hole of your clasp and back through the crimp ring, creating a loop. (SEE PICTURE)
-Pull the stringing wire taught and squeeze the crimp bead with the pliers. Cut off the excess end. (SEE PICTURE)
- String however many beads onto the wire and when I had strung all the beads onto the first layer I held it up to my neck to judge whether it was long/short enough. When I was happy with the length I repeated Steps 2 + 3 to complete the first layer.
Then you just repeat all of these steps for the rest of the layers, adding more length of wire for each layer. To make the bracelet I used the exact same steps, just made everything shorter.
I got the earrings from Bitter Sweet in the Eaton Centre in Toronto. If any GTA brides are looking for reasonably priced jewellery I would totally check them out. I wish I had found it sooner!
If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I love all the support I've gotten from this site and would do anything to help another bride out!