The Bead Doctor banishes the winter blues in her first tutorial of the new year, a sparkling crystal beaded chain necklace in three easy steps.
Step 1: Gather materials
Find a list of everything you will need below.
Pause the steps at any time by mousing over the slideshow and clicking the pause button.
Click the pause button again to continue.
Use the left-right arrows or slide numbers to navigate.
Step 2: Beading eyepins
Thread a 6mm crystal onto an eyepin.Trim 1cm above the bead, bend into a loop add an eyepin and close.
Add three more 6mm, six 10mm and 4 more 6mm to make a beaded chain.
The second strand needs four 6mm, eight 10mm and four 6mm.
Final strand is four 6mm, ten 10mm and four 6mm beads.
Step 3: Adding Chain
Add a length of chain the same size as your first strand and another the same size as your second strand.
Join with an 8mm jump ring on each side as shown.
Step 4: Finishing off
Add the desired lengths of chain to the beaded section.
Attach an 8mm jump ring to one end of the chain and a jump ring with trigger clasp to the other.
Try using antique gold chain instead of gold for a vintage look.
Greetings from the Bead Doctor
Well, I hope you all had as lovely Christmas as I did. This year was full of novelty for me as I cooked my first turkey ever in my brand new oven for just the two of us and our cat, Edmund. I got quite carried away with my sparkling appliance and made a ton of mince pies too. I still keep producing one or two from the freezer at an opportune moment on unsuspecting friends! Anyway, this year, I am determined not to get the post Christmas blues. I’ve designed a sparkly crystal necklace in turquoise and gold, which I’m hoping will keep me in the party spirit until Spring. If you fancy looking glam through the dark months why not give my tutorial a go? I’ve included links to a printable project sheet and all the materials incase you’re missing any ingredients.
We asked you all to tell us what your first make of 2012 will be in the comments box below to be in with a chance of winning all the materials for this project. This month’s winner is Helen who posted on 24th January. We are so pleased that you’ve got the beading bug Helen and we hope this will help to keep it going!
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You will also need: Craft multi pliers (CRMT) – Not Included