So here is my latest DIY tutorial guide. This is a necklace that was commissioned as a Christmas gift by a friend of mine to go with some earrings I had made.
Here's what you need:
Flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and cutters.
Silver tiger tail or multi-strand coated wire
3 silver jump rings
2 silver crimp beads
54 size 8 seed beads
4 x 4mm faceted czech glass beads
4 x 8mm faceted czech glass beads
Once focal bead - mine is a 14mm czech glass coin snail bead
Here's what you do:
- Cut 2 lengths of chain using jewellery snippers, each measuring 11cm.
- Cut a length of tiger tail approximately 25cm or 10 inches long. Thread the end of the tiger tail through the last link of the chain and bend back on itself. Thread a crimp bead on to the tiger tail to cover both parts, once it is right next to the chain squash using flat nose pliers.
- Thread all beads on to the tiger tail so that the pattern is symmetrical.
- Thread on a crimp bead and then the end of the other piece of chain.
- Double back the tiger tail and thread it back through the crimp bead and a few of the seed beads.
- Carefully pull the tiger tail tight but make sure you don't over tighten it as this will buckle your necklace. Squash the crimp bead with flat nose pliers. Trim the excess tiger tail with scissors.
- Add two jump rings to one end of the chain using flat nose and round nose pliers.
- Add the lobster clasp with a jump ring to the other end using flat nose and round nose pliers.
- You're done!
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