Day to Night Necklace & Earrings
Make your own interesting twist on the traditional Y necklace by adding geometric elements and attention-getting beaded fringe. Colorful beading wire reflects and reinforces the two-tone scheme.
Designed by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
- For Both Projects
- Beadalon® Crimping Tool
- Mighty Crimping Tool
- Wire Nipper
- For Necklace
7 Wire Pink (.015-inch diameter)
#1 Silver Crimp Beads (6)
#2 Silver Crimp Beads (5)
Silver Lines Crimp Covers (13)
Silver EZ-Lobster™ Clasp
- 20mm Red Round Shell Bead Frame
- 16mm Red Round Shell Bead Frames (6)
- 16mm Gray Glass Coin Bead
- 12mm Gray Shell Lentil Beads (10)
- 12mm Gray Oval Faceted Glass Beads (4)
- 8mm Gray Glass Rondelles (12)
- 6mm Silver Rondelles (12)
- 8mm Silver Rondelle
- For Earrings
- Beadalon® Silver Leverback Ear Wires (2)
- 16mm Red Round Shell Bead Frames (2)
- 12mm Gray Shell Disc Beads (2)
- 8mm Gray Glass Rondelles (4)
- Silver Eye Pins (2)
- Silver Ball Head Pins (2)
Cut two 15-inch lengths of Beadalon 7.
Hold the wires together and pass them through a #2 crimp bead so the crimp bead is 3-inches from the end (don't crimp it yet).
Cut four 3-inch wires and place one end of each inside the crimp bead from step 2. Crimp it.
Place a crimp cover over the crimp bead and use a crimping tool to close it.
Pass a 3-inch wire end through a 12mm lentil and attach a #1 crimp bead to hold it in place. Attach a crimp cover.
Repeat Step: 6 for each 3-inch wire.
Pass the long doubled wire through one hole on the 20mm shell bead frame, two gray rondelles, the other hole on the shell bead frame, 8mm silver rondelle, and the gray coin bead.
Use a crimping tool to close two crimp covers (to be used as beads) and string one onto each wire.
String the following beads onto one strand: 16mm shell bead frame with 2 gray rondelles inside, 6mm silver rondelle, lentil, 6mm silver rondelle, gray oval, 6mm silver rondelle, 16mm shell bead frame with 2 gray rondelles inside, 6mm silver rondelle, gray oval, 6mm silver rondelle, lentil, 6mm silver rondelle, 16mm shell bead frame with 2 gray rondelles inside, #2 crimp bead.
Cut two 5-inch lengths of Beadalon 7 and place them inside the crimp bead from step 9, extending toward the end of the necklace. Crimp it and attach a crimp cover.
Braid the three wire ends together and attach a #2 crimp bead ½-inch from the end. Attach a crimp cover.
Cut off two wire ends and trim one wire end to ¼-inch long. Attach an EZ-Crimp™ end using a crimping tool.
Repeat steps 9-12 for the other side of the necklace so it's symmetrical.
Connect an eye pin to the loop on an ear wire.
Pass the eye pin through one hole on the shell bead frame, through two rondelles, and through the other hole on the bead frame. Make a loop. Click to see technique for making loop.
Pass a head pin through a disc bead and make a basic loop to attach it to the loop below the bead frame.
Repeat steps to make a matching earring.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.