Instructions

PREPARATION:

  1. To start your handmade beaded necklace, attach a 1-1/2-in.-long eye pin to all the beads except the pearls and form a loop on opposite sides of each bead.
  2. Slip a purple pearl on a length of 24-gauge wire or headpin with ends removed, and form a loop at opposite sides of purple pearl. Repeat with remaining purple pearl.

STRAND ONE:

  1. Connect a 1-in. length of the medium-linked chain to each loop of a flat black bead. This bead will be the center front of the handmade beaded necklace.
  2. To each side of the black bead add the following: one light purple oval bead,
  3. 1 in. length of medium-link chain, one dark purple rectangular bead, 1 in. length of medium-link chain, one black faceted round bead, 1 in. length of medium-link chain, one pearl, 1 in. length of medium-link chain, one flat black bead, 1 in. length of medium-link chain, light purple oval bead, 1 in. length of medium-link chain, dark purple rectangular bead. Attach 2 in. length of chain to last bead on each end to make a 30-in.-long strand.
  4. Attach a jump ring about 1 in. from each of the last beads on the first strand.
  5. Attach the lobster claw clasp to ends of medium-linked chain.

STRAND TWO:

  1. Attach the length of open-loop decorative chain to jump rings on first strand to finish your handmade beaded necklace.

Finished Size: Handmade beaded necklace measures about 30 inches long.

Handmade beaded necklace craft originally sent in by Sarah Farley of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.