DIY: Chunky Pearl and Crystal Statement Necklace

April 12, 2012

I admit, I miss accessory designing, so I had to get my hands into something;)
Bead Strand
(I purchased mine in store at Hobby Lobby, but you can also buy a similar one here.)
1/4 in. wide Ribbon
2 Jumprings
2 Crimps (got mine here)
The bead strand was %50 off at Hobby Lobby, so the grand total: $4.00
This DIY can be applied to any bead strand types you find!
Since bead strands already have strong fish wire cord and stoppers at the ends, it makes it really easy to turn it into a necklace! I am lucky to have most of these supplies still around from jewelry making.

1) Using your pliers wrap the crimp around the ends of the fishwire, BELOW the small bead stoppers. Press and pinch closed so that it is tight and secure.
2) Loop your jump rings through both ends.
3) Measure how long you want your ribbon to hang. I usually make it longer so it is adjustable. Loop through the jumprings (you will have four total ends), and trim ends if needed. Tie around your neck.
Happy beadmaking!

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