Lately I've been getting distracted with doing DIY projects and decorating my new home that I have not had much time to put into my favorite craft of all - jewelry making!!
So, finally, while the hubby was away camping one weekend I sat down with all my beads to make a new creation. Want to see what I made? I'll even show you how too :)
DIY Black & Gold Statement Bib Necklace
Love how it turned out! Can't wait to wear it this fall with a black button up blouse!
Here's how to make your own:
Gold chain (mine was from walmart), various size black beads, gold accent beads, beading wire, crimp beads, jump rings, lobster claw clasp, needle nose pliers and wire cutters.
Cut a piece of beading wire about 10 inches. Use a crimp bead to attach the wire to a jump ring.
String on your largest black beads. Use a crimp bead on the other side to attach to another jump ring
Do this same process for three strands of beads. I used some large faceted black acrylic beads, faceted round plastic beads, and then small round beads alternated with gold accent beads. Also cut one length of gold chain and attach a jump ring to either side.
Cut two lengths of chain about 9 inches each. Attach a lobster claw clasp to the end with a jump ring and attach just a jump ring to the other chain.
Now to attach all the strands! Attach the jump ring on one side of your shortest strand to the jump ring on the second to shortest strand.
Then, attach the jump ring from the second longest strand to the second shortest strand.
Attach the jump ring from the longest strand to the second longest strand. Then, all jump rings on one side should be connected so it looks like this:
Do the same thing on the other side and you will have completed the bib portion of the necklace.
Lastly, open up the jump ring from the shortest strands jump ring and attach the 9 inch chain previously cut. Do this for either side of the bib.
I'm loving this necklace! I'm keeping this one for me but will be adding another one to my etsy shop soon (shoot me an email if you'd like to reserve it: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Think the beading bug has bit me again :) Now just to find the time to sit down and create more!!!
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