Monday, March 7, 2011

Pearl Necklace

I used to make jewelry all the time (before Trouble). I saw these green pearls and knew I needed a St.Patrick's Day necklace made out of them.

What you need:
  • beading thread
  • beads (I used pearls.)
  • a clasp
  • 2 crimp beads
What you do:
Cut a length of thread longer than you'd like your necklace. Make a knot in the middle of the thread.

Slide a bead on the thread and make another knot on the other side of the bead. Pull the knot tight against the bead by sliding your fingernail or some tweezers against the knot.

Measure an inch and make another knot.

Slide another bead on the thread and make another knot on the other side of the bead.

Continue adding knots and beads until your necklace is at the desired length.

To add the clasp, make a knot where the clasp will go. String a crimp bead then the clasp.

 Pull the end of the thread back through the crimp bead.


Flatten the crimp bead with a pair of pliers and tie the end of the thread near the knot, cut any excess thread at the knot. Follow same steps on the other end of the clasp.

Ta-da! I'll be wearing this on St.Patty's Day.

20 comments:

  1. Super cute!!!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  2. So simple - I have to make one too!

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  3. This is sooo elegantly simple! Love the color of the pearls! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party! I am your newest follower!

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  4. Really cute! Perfect for St. Patty's Day!

    Ps. I'm following from Tutorial Tuesday! =)

    Monica
    http://ellabellabutterfly.blogspot.com

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  5. This is cute! Simple but fun and festive :)

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  6. very cute! im going to make this over teh weekend yay.

    www.melissa-thatgirl.com

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  7. Wow! I always wondered how to add a clasp...now I may have to start making some jewelry!! Cute! Thanks for linking to the first Tuesday To Do party! Hope to see you again next week!
    smiles!
    Jami

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  8. This looks great! Thanks for the tutorial, crimp beads confuse me!!

    ~ Jen @ http://pinstripestopearls.blogspot.com

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  9. Wonderful! I love them. I need to make one. Thanks for showing exactly how to make one. Linda

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  10. How lovely! And a great tutorial!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  11. Lovely! I don't make jewelry as much as I used to either, so this makes me want to get going on it. :)

    Gabby
    www.lateyoungfamily.blogspot.com

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  12. That is great. It looks like something you find in a small boutique.

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  13. It turned out great! Perfect for those times where you just need something simple.

    Tnx so much for linking this up at my party this weekend! :)

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  14. Hey, thanks for this tutorial! I've never heard of crimp beads, but that was exactly what I needed to fix my watch!

    http://eulessnotuseless.blogspot.com/2011/03/jewelry-illiterate.html

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  15. you made it look so easy! really delicate looking!

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  17. Thanks for sharing such an informative information with us about Green Pearl Necklace. Without fail, Pearl lariat necklace adds some extra beauty to all. Even, you surely look different from all after wearing it.

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