Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Necklace 001

Level of difficulty: ♥♥♥

This is a necklace I made using wire wrapping with headpins technique. Below are the tools and supplies that you will need for this necklace.

If you are interested in making an identical necklace as shown in the picture, you may purchase the kit at my store.

Chain-nose plier
Round-nose plier
Side Cutter

7 x beads of one kind
6 x beads of one kind
16" metal chain
1 x clasp
2 x jump rings
13 x 1.5" ~2" headpins

1. Before you start, line your chain flat on the table, and place the beads in the order and position that you desire them to hang on the chain. If you prefer an even look, you might want to count how many links are between each bead to make sure they are evenly spaced out.
2. Using
wire wrapping with headpins technique, add all the beads to your desired position on the chain. Remember that you need to attach your unfinished wire wrap at step 8, before you close your wrap.
3. After you have finished attaching all the beads, wrap it around your neck to see if it is your desired length. If not, cut off the excess chain from both side of your chain, so that you have equal length of empty chain on both side.
4. Attach the clasp to the chain by using jump rings.

1 comment:

Doreen said...

Hi, Frances: I wrote about you on my blog. I used the picture from this post. I just wanted to let you know which picture I used. Your blog is great!