Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rhinestone Bib Necklace

This necklace can be worn anywhere you need a big, sparkly addition to your outfit. Three two stranded beads make up the beautiful bib part of the necklace. 
Materials: three focal beads with holes for two strands, small silver beads, chain, beading wire, crimp beads, toggle clasp, jump rings, bent nose pliers, and wire cutters
Cut two even pieces of chain. Attach two pieces of beading wire to one piece of chain with crimp beads. 
Begin stringing you beads. I worked with both strands to see how it would turn out, rather than string one side, then the other. 
Continue stringing the beads. To get the necklace to sit flat and be rounded, you must alter the amounts of beads. The bottom strand will have more beads, and the top strand will have fewer. 
Finish off the same way you started, with crimp beads attaching the other piece of chain. 
Here is a view of the back, so you can see the amount of beads between each focal more clearly. 
Attach the clasp with jump rings. 
That's it!
The big shiny focal beads are perfect for this bib necklace!
Hope you all enjoy this necklace!
Xoxo, Alyssa. 

4 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty necklace Alyssa and a wonderful tutorial! :)

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  2. Where would one get the three pieces!? I would love to start making my own jewellery but font know where to start buying supplies?

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    1. I found mine at Michaels. I buy all my jewelry supplies from Michaels, A.C.Moore, Joann Fabric Store, or online at Fusionbeads.com

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