Bead Doctor Tutorial – Glamorous Gold

Add a touch of style to your Autumn with the Bead Doctor’s Glamorous Gold jewellery tutorial

  • Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold Jewellery Step 1: Gather Materials

    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.

  • Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold Jewellery Step 2: Cut and prepare plastic coated wire

    Step 2: Cut and prepare plastic coated wire

    Cut 40cm of plastic coated wire.

    Thread on a crimp, bend the end of the wire around and thread back through the crimp so you have a loop in the wire.

    Squeeze the crimp tightly with the flat part of your pliers.

    Close a crimp cover around the crimp for a neat finish.

  • Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold Jewellery Step 3: Cut chain

    Step 3: Cut chain

    Cut 60cm of light chain and trace chain.

    Thread the wire through the end link of each piece of chain.

    Weave through a few more links so that you have a small bunch of chain that is approximately 1cm.

    Thread on a black bead and pull tight.

  • Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold Jewellery Step 4: Pass the chain across the bead

    Step 4: Pass the chain across the bead

    Pass the chains across the front of the bead and thread the wire through the links in the chains to make the chain sit as tightly across the bead as possible.

    Weave through a few more links so that you have another small bunch of chain.

    Add six of your beads in this way.

  • Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold Jewellery Step 5: Add a crimp and loop

    Step 5: Add a crimp and loop

    Thread the wire through a few final links of chain and trim any excess chain.

    Thread on a crimp, pass the wire back through the crimp to make a loop and squeeze flat.

    Trim the excess wire and finish with a crimp cover.

  • Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold Jewellery Step 5: Add chain and clasp

    Step 6: Add chain and clasp

    Cut two 17cm lengths of light chain and attach one to each side of the beaded section with an 8mm jump ring.

    Add a jump ring to the other end of one chain and a jump ring with trigger clasp to the other.

  • Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold Jewellery Step 7: Add jump ring detail

    Step 7: Add jump ring detail

    Add seven 8mm jump rings over each of the bunches of chain to a create an extra bit of detail.

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Greetings from the Bead Doctor

Bead Doctor Tutorial - Glamorous Gold - Greetings

Going for gold!

My glamorous gold tutorial is an old favourite of mine. Its sparkling gold chain fits in perfectly with my Autumn themed collection. I also thought that this would make a rather classy addition to an outfit for a grown up Halloween party!

I have added all my Autumn themed tutorials to the blog this week to kick start the new season and you could win all the materials needed for any one of them!

Giving it away

With the nights drawing in there will be a lot less basking on the patio and a lot more beading by the fire. To warm your Autumn evenings we are giving away, not one, but four kits this week! To be in with a chance of winning one of four kits here’s how: Choose the kit you would like to win from our Autumn range (Autumn Earrings, Leaf Necklace, Glamorous Gold or Autumn glow) on Bead Barmy. Tell us why you like it in the comments box on the page. Please let us know by Sunday 7th October 2012 for a chance to win. The winners will then be notified by email and asked for their postal address. Good luck everyone!

Materials

To add all the materials needed for this project, simply click the button below to add it to your basket. Or, if you are just short of one or two bits, click on the individual items.*

You will also need Craft multi pliers (CRMT) (not included)

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Comments

  1. DESPINA says:

    Glamorous Gold is my favorite one, a versatile set that reflects autumn in a not-so-obvious way but can also be a fabulous piece for any celebration!
    The gold and black are a perfect match, the squares and chain give it a modern edge and the project can be handled even by beginners.
    A truly wonderful kit, well done, guys!!!!!!!!

    P.S.: I wasn’t sure where I should leave my comment to enter your lovely contest!!

  2. paola ramirez says:

    I love this piece because it looks really elegant and modern. I can see all the work and time it requires and I def, want one for me!

  3. Viviane says:

    I love this kit because it looks not only like a great project for a beginner like me, but it has a wonderfully elegant flair to it. I have made the autumn leaf earrings and have got the leaf charm set, but this is a different approach to autumn all together. The neat thing is that it can also be worn into winter or when going out in the evening for a fancy dinner wrapped up in a warm jacket to keep the wind out.

    I like the modern touch and the fact that it is a complete set with earrings as well as a neck piece. Meaning that you don’t have to ponder how to match it with something equally glamorous.

    Great kit.

  4. kathy lake says:

    I would love this as im surprised how much i like it as i dont normally make anything with gold, and this looks really glam and i would love the challenge to try making with something i wouldnt normally use :)

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