PandaHall Tutorial on Making a Simple Bead and Chain Collar Necklace
Summary: Bead and chain necklaces can be very simple as well as beautiful. And today, we’d like to share you a chic and easy to make bead and chain collar necklace, hope you like it.
To make this beaded collar necklace, you just need to prepare two different shaped and colored glass beads, twist chains, eyepins, and some basic necklace making findings, then you can follow our tutorial and make the necklace quickly.
Supplies needed to make this beaded collar necklace:
11x8mm Faceted Green Drop Glass Beads
6mm Pink Bicone Glass Beads
2mm Golden Seed Beads
Golden Twist Chain
Golden Bead Tips
Golden Spring Clasps
Round Nose Pliers
Long Nose Pliers
How to make this simple bead and chain necklace:
Step 1: Make the basic bead and chain units
1st, slide a green drop glass bead and a pink bicone glass bead onto a headpin, make a loop at the top of the pink bicone glass bead;
2nd, cut a piece of golden twist chain, which should contain 10 chain loops, add the previous bead link to the middle two loops like picture shows;
3rd, slide a pink bicone glass bead to an eyepin, cross the eyepin to the chain loops right above the previous bead link, then add another pink bead to the eyepin, make a loop to fix them like picture shows;
4th, make two bead dangles with two green drop beads and two headpins, then add the bead dangles to each end of the previous eyepin;
5th, repeat all previous steps to make 10 more bead and chain units in the same way.
Step 2: Make the main pattern of the beaded necklace
1st, cut a long piece of tiger wire, thread the wire to a bead tip, close the bead cap and cut off extra wire;
2nd, slide 7 pink bicone glass beads to the wire, then add a bead and chain unit to the wire;
3rd, alternatively add 3 pink bicone glass beads and a bead and chain unit to the wire, once all bead and chain units are added, slide 7 pink bicone glass beads to the wire and cross the wire though a bead cap, then close the bead cap and cut off extra wire.
Step 3: Complete the necklace
Add two golden jumprings to each end of the bead tips, add a spring clasp to one of the jumprings. Then the necklace is done!
Here is the final look:
It looks quite pretty right? The bead and chain units are very chic in design, and the combination of pink and dark green is very creative as well. If you like this beadwork, give it a try! It’s a beginners’ project, anyone can make it without any professional jewelry making skills.
Inspired by craft idea: http://lc.pandahall.com/craft-ideas/12859.html