String a Double Necklace with Vintage Acrylic Beads
I love the new vintage beads in the shop. You can go crazy with stringing. Whether you want a single necklace with small beads, an African vibe or to go nice and bohemian, these beads are great for any style. Here's what we made with them, are you feeling inspired yet?
Vintage Spacer Beads
Vintage Acrylic Beads Gold White 9.5x10mm
Vintage Acrylic Beads Gold Black 9.5x10mm
Vintage Acrylic Beads Leaf Black Gold 20x15mm
Vintage Acrylic Beads Round Gold Black 7.5mm
Vintage Acrylic Beads Round Gold Black 8mm
Vintage Acrylic Beads Round Metal Gold Beige 8mm
Glass Beads 6mm Black
Split Rings 5mm
Jump rings 4mm and 6mm
Crimp beads 2mm
Bead Design Board
How do you make this necklace?
All the beads are simply threaded onto the nylon wire in the order that you like best. A beading board is very handy for this. Then you can immediately see what your design looks like and there are also centimeters drawn on it that show you how long your necklace will be.
- The clasp: When you have threaded all the beads on both necklaces you take both threads together. First you thread some glass beads on them (this depends on how long you want your necklace to be) and after the last bead string a 2mm crimp bead which you close immediately. Now you can make a double knot in the wires and to prevent it from coming loose I smear a little clear nail polish on it.
- Now you can put the knot cover around the knot of the nylon wire and carefully pinch it a little with your finger. When it is nicely wrapped around you squeeze it completely shut with your flat-nosed pliers. If you have done this on both sides of the chain you can attach your lobster clasp to one side with a split ring and attach your extension chain to the other side with a split ring.
- Now you just need to hang the charms on it, I did that with a 6mm jump ring on the chain, then a 4mm jump ring and then hung that again with a jump ring of 6mm on the charm. These charms are quite thick, with other charms you may only need 2 or even 1 jumpring.
Below you can watch a tutorial on how to finish a necklace or bracelet with a lobster clasp. There is only no button hider used in the video, so you can choose what you find easier and/or prettier.
For the matching earrings go to:
Have fun creating!