You will need the following materials to make a beaded chain necklace (use as many bead groups as you need for length, add groups or reduce the amount of groups):
52 eye-pins (one for each bead you use)
13 medium shiny glass beads (bronzed purple)
13 medium plastic pearl beads (dark purple)
26 medium plastic pearl beads (turquoise)
Take one bronzed purple glass bead and slide it onto an eye-pin.
Using the cutting edge of the pliers, cut the eye-pin so that only a small amount sticks above the bead. About the width of your thumb is a good length.
Clamp the pliers immediately above the bead and bend the head pin so that it makes a 90 degree angle to the post.
Re-position the pliers to the end of the head pin, and roll back to create a loop.
Before you close the loop, hook it through the loop of another eye-pin.
Take a turquoise plastic pearl bead and slide it onto the eye-pin that is attached to the other eye-pin with the bronzed purple glass bead.
Make the loop using the technique in steps 2-5, hooking on the next eye pin.
Repeat this pattern for all beads around the necklace, arranging them in the following way:bronzed purple - turquoise - purple pearl - turquoise - bronzed purple - turquoise - purple pearl - turquoise - bronzed purple - turquoise - purple pearl etc.
Each group contains "bronzed purple - turquoise - purple pearl - turquoise - bronzed purple" then repeats until the necklace is finished. To make it longer, add another group of four beads or remove a group to make it shorter
Friday, June 12, 2009