Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pearl Collar Necklace

I love those fun Peter Pan type collar necklaces. They're fun to accessorize with, and my tutorial will make you want to have one in every color! Or at least I want one in every color. 


Pearls are really hard to get nice pictures of!
Materials: 
8mm and 10mm glass pearls, chain, clasp, beading wire, crimp beads, 3 jump rings, bent nose pliers, and scissors. 
Attach a length oh beading wire to a jump ring with the crimp bead. 
Thread 18 of the larger pearls, then finish off the end with a crimp bead and another jump ring. 
Repeat with another jumping and then attach that to either jump ring from the previous strand of pearls. There will be two strands attached with a jump ring. 
Attach more wire to a jump ring, either side.  Thread 20 of the smaller pearls. Finish off, attaching to the jump ring in the center. 
Repeat for the second side. 
For the third row, I used 18 smaller pearls for each strand. For the fourth, 16 smaller pearls, and 12 of the larger for the last row. 
Attach a short piece of chain to either side when finished. Attach a clasp, and it's ready to wear!
I promise the strands hang nicely and evenly when sitting on a person. 

Enjoy!
Xoxo, Alyssa











2 comments:

  1. This is very pretty and elegant. I've been planning to make collar necklaces for awhile, but haven't gotten around to it. I want to do some with chains and beads. This looks like a helpful tutorial for figuring out proper lengths. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Thank you! Each piece has to be a bit shorter than the previous strand.

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