DIY Pearl Cluster Chain Necklace

If you didn't catch my post from yesterday, I received a jewelry making kit from Prima Beads to craft with! Yesterday I showed you the pieces I made from their designs, but today I wanted to show you what I made with some of the leftover beads!


Isn't it gorgeous? I'm loving this pearl necklace!


Here's how to make your own:

Cut a piece of chunky chain and attach two jump rings to the ends

Put two pearl beads on two different eye pins and create a simple loop at the other end of the wire

Use needle nose pliers to attach the loop to the jump rings

Attach a strand of beading wire onto the other side of one of the links using a crimp bead. (My crimps were really tiny so I used two for extra stability)

String a bunch of various size pearl beads onto head pins and create a simple loop with the other end of the wire.

I also strung some metal spacer beads from my own stash onto the head pin with the smaller white pearls for a little variety

String the charms onto the beading wire. I alternated every two or three charms to a stung bead to help with length.

Use a crimp bead to attach the beading wire to the link on the other side of the chain

Use wire cutters to cut a link in the back middle of the chain. Use jump rings to attach a clasp (I used a couple to add to the length but one per side should be fine)

Tada! All done!

Everything but the metal spacer beads came from the Jewelry Class In A Box - Peach And Pink Pearls Kit. It was fun to stretch my creativity to use the rest of the beads on hand to make something of my own taste.

Classy, but elegant and stylish. Loving this new necklace! I will most likely be listing in my etsy shop, let me know if you want dibs :)

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19 comments

  1. I love it! This is so my style.

    This would be a great fit for the F-IT Friday Link-up - http://www.parloandlogi.com/132/

    I'm looking for a few features for next week's post!

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  2. this is my favorite piece you have made so far!

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  3. So charming!!! I'm crazy about pearls!Love this project! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  4. I absolutely love this. Pinning. Found you on I Heart Naptime.

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  5. A-mazing! Pinning this to my crafty gift idea board!!

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  6. love it- a great combination of texture and colors. Consider it pinned :)

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  7. Oh my! That is beautiful! New follower here from the Whatever goes Wednesday party. I'm just teaching myself to make jewelry, and your blog is perfect for me!!
    Michelle @
    http://sunshineandasummerbreeze.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this look! You a great job. I have a similar necklace that I got for a steal at Target (of all places) & wear all this time, it's actually in my blog header picture. Not sure if I'd have the patience to make one though!! xo caroline

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  9. totally elegant and totally easy! love this!

    Come visit us at www.thesitsgirls.com!

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  10. So pretty! I'd love for you to link this up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/11/do-something-craft-65/

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  11. Thanks for linking this up girl! I love it! It's beautiful and you make it look so very easy!! Featuring this tomorrow!

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  12. This is so cute!! Ure so sweet. It's so generous of you to share this tutorial and others. Have always found them very useful. Thanks a lot Becky.

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  13. This is great. I never knew how to bead a cluster. And I have a whole bag of faux pearls just sitting around. This looks like you picked it up at Anthropologie.

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