Let's pretend that you already have your necklace supplies ready.
- You have all your pretty beads laid out in order. Always remember to add Color, Texture, Pattern, and Shine... it works for jewelry too, not just on What Not to Wear.
- Spacer beads. Note: spacers aren't necessary. I like the look of a necklace that doesn't have spacers. BUT - spacer beads offer flexibility to a necklace. Without spacers, there will be more stress at the connection points. Meaning, there is a higher likelihood that the necklace will come apart at the clasp.
- Crimps - the heavier duty the better.
- Crimp pliers
- Bead wire, or nylon ribbon/needle, or stretch string.
Today, we're going to talk about using bead wire and crimps to make necklaces.
The finished product is really cute, and my daughter and her friends at school love these. Stop back by next week to learn how to do these using 1/16" nylon ribbon... and no crimp beads or pliers are required!
And because no post is complete without a picture of my girls...