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Glass Pearl Bead Necklace - Purple

 

A pretty project for a

necklace,

​vary the colours to suit any outfit

 

Finished length is approx. 42cm (16.5")

 

What will you need?

  • 1 set of Trimits 6mm glass pearl beads
  • ​1 set of Trimits 8mm glass pearl beads
  • 1 clasp
  • 4 jump rings
  • ​2 packs of 12 50mm jewellery head pins
  • Round-nosed jewellery pliers

The sets of beads contain 3 shades which I have referred to as light , medium & dark.

  • Take one of the head pins, cut the flat head off and make a small loop at the end
  • Thread a 6mm medium pearl bead onto the head pin
  • ​Cut off the excess wire leaving approx. 7mm

​Don't discard any pieces of wire you cut off as they a long enough to use at a later stage.

  • ​Make another loop using the pliers
 

The more wire you leave the bigger your loop will be

After you've done this a few times you will be able to judge it by eye instead of measuring.

​You need the wire loops to be as even as possible so that the end product is more attractive

 

  • Take another head pin and thread an 8mm dark pearl onto it

  • Then thread the medium 6mm pearl onto the head pin

  • Now thread a 6mm dark pearl onto the same head pin
  • Cut off any excess wire leaving enough for a loop
  • Make a loop in the end to secure the beads

  • Take another head pin and thread a medium 6mm pearl onto it

  • Push this head pin through the loop you made on the end of the other beads.

​If you put the beads in the same position as in the picture you need to push the head pin through from the left and down

  • Add a medium 8mm pearl to the same head pin
  • Cut off any excess wire leaving enough for a loop
  • Make a loop in the end to secure the beads
  • Then, as before, take a head pin add a dark 8mm pearl
  • Pass the head pin through the loop on the other beads
  • ​And add a dark 6mm pearl
  • ​Cut off any excess wire leaving enough for a loop
  • ​Make a loop in the end to secure the beads
  • Then, again, take a head pin add a medium 6mm pearl
  • ​Thread the head pin through the loop on the other beads
  • And add a medium 8mm pearl
  • ​Cut off any excess wire, as before, and make a loop in the end to secure the beads

 

Carry on repeating this process alternating the colours and forming a zigzag pattern as you go.

Stop when you have a row of 6 dark 8mm pearls across the bottom.

  • When you come to the last set of dark pearls, instead of adding a dark 6mm pearl on the top, add a medium 6mm pearl so you finish with the same colour as you started
  • ​Make a loop in the usual way
You should now have the completed centre section of your necklace measuring approx. 8.5cm (3.25") long
  • Take a piece a wire that you've cut off and make a loop in the end
  • thread a medium 6mm pearl onto it
  • and make a loop at the other end hooking it onto the end of your necklace before closing
  • Repeat this process with another medium 6mm pearl and join it to the end
  • Do the same with a light 6mm pearl
  • Followed by a light 8mm pearl
  • And then a light 6mm pearl

 

  • And the same with a dark 6mm pearl
  • Followed by a dark 8mm pearl
  • And then a dark 6mm pearl
  • Do the same again with the light pearls - 6mm, 8mm, then 6mm
  • Then add 1 dark 6mm pearl
  • ​And 2 light 6mm pearls

Repeat the whole process for the other side of your necklace.

​There will be a few spare beads which you could use to extend the length of the necklace if you wish.

  • Now attach one piece of the clasp to one end
  • And the second piece to the other end of your necklace

​That's the necklace finished