Do you like necklaces? What type of necklace do you love to wear? Whether you are the hip or the classic wearer, this article about how to make necklaces will teach you a lot about making eye catching necklaces.
The first thing you need to do before making a necklace is to assess your level of knowledge where necklace making is concerned. If you are a novice, then it would be wise to settle on a less complicated project. Perhaps a single beaded necklace with assorted stones or gems will do well.
Next, you should gather the materials needed for the design project. These materials can be found in a bead shop/craft store or online. There are many ways to make necklaces depending on what kind of necklace you are going to create. There are necklaces with charms and pendant, with photo tags. There are necklace that are longer in length, collar length, chokers and others.
Here is one of the sample instructions on how to make necklaces:
- Clasp (including jump rings)
- 21 or 49 strand flexible beading wire or beading thread
- Sterling silver or gold-filled crimp beads
- Super glue or GS Hyo Cement if using thread
- Crimp beads
- At least 4 small beads to protect your crimps beads and hide your wire or thread "tails."
- Beads of your choice for necklace, such as glass, stone, ceramic and many more
- Crimping pliers or chain nose pliers
- Flush cutter
- beading needles
• Look for strong wire that has 21 or 49 strands of stainless steel wire,thinly coated with nylon.
• Before cutting your desired length for thread or wire, determine the length of your necklace and add 4-8", so that you have enough thread remaining or wire left for the lock to put on.
• You will need two to four crimping beads and a special crimping tool such as a pair of chain nose pliers can be used in place of a crimping tool.
• Slide and start stringing a tiny bead (2-4mm) on the threading material, then string next the crimping bead, then another tiny bead on the stringing material about an inch until it reaches the other end of the string.
• Choose your beads or gemstones, arrange it and lay out your design before stringing.
• Do the same procedure as in step 3
• Leave a small amount of slack or spaces in the necklace (2-4 mm or 1/4"). This will allow the beads to rotate and move and avoid scratches of the beads' surfaces.
• Crimp the second end of the last string and cut the end of the stringing material using slush cutters.