DIY Bead & Chain Necklace


I did it again, looking around in asos found this beautiful necklace that was screaming DIY and couldn’t help it! I’m really into chains, and with these beads you can play a lot with the colours and try lots of combinations.

You’ll need:

  • 15 faceted glas beads 6×4
  • 15 faceted glas beads 8×6
  • 15 faceted glas drop breads 10×15
  • 50 cm silver chain 14×10
  • 15 silver chain links from a 6,5×4 chain
  • 29 silver chain links from a 3,4×5 chain
  • 15 headpins +-30mm
  • 1 silver extension chain +-70mm
  • 1 silver clasp
  • 2 little rings

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Start by looking for the middle link on all the chains, we would start in the middle and continue to the sides to centre the necklace. Place a headpin across the bead A, then chain 1, bead B, chain 2, bead C and close the headpin in a ring, not completely closed. Repeat till you have the 15 groups of beads ready. When done, take chain 3 and place it at the end of each headpin, leaving one link empty between ends. (Click images to enlarge)

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With all chains tied up you’ll just need to place the clasp at one end of chain 2 and the extension chain at the other end, and you’ll be done.

I’ve done already 2, wich one do you like most?

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Read you soon!


(top image via Asos, rest of images by Dressink)


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