Casual Friday Necklace
This technique is easy to do and easy to wear – it's a great look with jeans and khakis. Use the Rule of Odds and use five large focal beads to create an eye-catching focal section.
Designed by Katie Hacker.
- Necklace (16"-18")
- Beadalon® 19 Strand Stringing Wire, .015" Diameter – Silver
- Beadalon® Crimp Beads, #2 – Silver (2)
- Beadalon® Lines Crimp Covers – Silver (2)
- Beadalon® Lobster Clasp – Silver
- Beadalon® Extension Chain – Silver
- Bead Gallery® Rounds, 6mm – Tiger’s Eye (16)
- Bead Gallery® Freshwater Pearls, 6mm – Gray
- Bead Gallery® Rondelles, 6mm – Light Sapphire (16)
- Bead Gallery® Glass Rounds, 10mm – Light Amethyst (6)
- Bead Gallery® Ceramic Rounds, 14mm – Brown/Blue (5)
- Bead Gallery® Square Disks, 6mm – Hematite (18)
- Bead Gallery® Rings, 10mm – Silver
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
- Crimping Tool
Step 1 Cut three 18" lengths of Beadalon(R) 19.
Step 2 Hold the wires together and pass them through a #2 crimp bead, the clasp and back into the crimp bead.
Step 3 Crimp it and attach a crimp cover.
Step 4 Hold the wires together and pass them through a square bead.
Step 5 Pass one wire through a tiger's eye bead, one through a pearl and one through a glass bead.
Step 6 Repeat Steps 4-5 eight more times, then all of the wires through a square.
Step 7 Pass through alternating 10mm blue, 10mm ring, 14mm round as shown.
Step 8 After the last 10mm blue bead, pass through a square.
Step 9 Make nine woven units so the necklace is symmetrical.
Step 10 Crimp to attach the extension chain.
Find this necklace and more than 60 other ideas using Beadalon® stringing materials with Halcraft® Bead Gallery® beads available at Michaels in Katie's book, Necklaces 101.