Frothy Necklace Project
Though it looks complicated, this beautiful and elegant necklace is surprisingly easy to put together. Don’t be fooled though – it’s still very time consuming! Hopefully you’ll be able to find some “me” time – and when you do, the creation of our frothy necklace is a great use of that time. Created by Bobbi from Eureka Beads
|• 18 x 6mm royal purple glass pearl beads
• 18 x 8mm royal purple glass pearl beads
• 18 x 12mm royal purple glass pearl beads
• 18 x 6mm lavender glass pearl beads
• 18 x 8mm lavender glass pearl beads
• 18 x 10mm lavender glass pearl beads
• 18 x 6mm grey purple glass pearl beads
• 18 x 8mm grey purple glass pearl beads
• 18 x 10mm grey purple glass pearl beads
• 126 x 6mm strong jump rings (about 15 grams)
• 162 head pins (about 22 grams)
• 1 parrot clasp
• Twirly Wirlie Pliers
• Wire Cutters
• 2 pairs of Crimping Pliers
Step 1 – Glass pearl dangles
Take a head pin and thread on a glass pearl. Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat with all of the glass pearl beads (so that you have 162 all together!). Put aside.
Step 2 – Creating the chains
Open up one of the jump rings. As they are quite strong, you will need to use two sets of pliers or a pair of crimping pliers and a jump ring tool. Join the first jump ring to a second jump ring and close securely. Open another jump ring and add it on to one end of the joined rings. Close securely. Continue until you have one chain of 29 jump rings. Make another chain of 34 jump rings and put the two chains aside.
Step 3 – Creating the frothy front
Open up another jump ring. Whilst it is open, thread on three glass pearls, making sure that you use only one of each colour/size. Close securely. Open up another jump ring and attach two glass pearls (using different sizes/colours). Attach to the first jump ring and close securely. Repeat this process joining on to the chain until you have a chain of 63 jump rings with 2 – 3 dangles on each.
Eureka! Beads are a regular exhibitor at our craft events. You can also view their website which has a great range of projects and products at www.eurekabeads.com.au
Thank you to Bobbi O’Riley of Eureka! Beads for this article.