Fringe Bib Necklace
This glamorous, glimmering necklace features lovely layers of faceted glass and charm beads by Bead Gallery®.
Designed by Mykeall Shepherd
- Bead Gallery® Glass Faceted Beads, Large
- Bead Gallery® Faceted Charm Beads, Medium
- Bead Gallery® Faceted Charm Beads, Small
- Bead Landing™ Metallic Lobster Claw Clasp Closure
- Bead Landing™ Metallic Jump Rings
- Bead Landing™ Crimp Tubes with Loop – Silver
- Bead Landing™ Metallic Chain
- Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Metallic Wire, .018" (20")
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Step 1 Begin with the Bead Gallery® large glass faceted beads and the Beadalon® flexible beading wire. Thread four of the smaller beads, the three larger beads, and four more of the smaller beads.
Step 2 Gather the Bead Landing™ crimp tubes with loop and the end strand from Step 1. Insert the end of the beading thread into the crimp tube until it meets the hole of the loop. Using your chain nose pliers, fold over both open edges of the crimp tube and press firmly. Make sure the wire is held tightly with the crimp tube.
Step 3 Cut other end of beading wire from spool and repeat this crimp tube closure step.
Step 4 Now gather the Bead Landing™ metallic chain and pliers. Measure the bottom portion of the chain to your desired length. Remove excess chain. Now measure a second strand of chain that will be shorter, and attach to the first strand, above it. Remove excess chain. Reference picture.
Step 5 Open the end chain links of the second, shorter strand and attach it to the first strand at equal links apart on each side.
Step 6 Next gather the Bead Gallery® medium faceted charm beads and the two connected strands from Steps 4 and 5. Open the jump ring connected to the charm and attach it to the bottom chain strand.
Step 7 Repeat Step 6 so that you have you have 17 medium faceted charm beads hanging along the bottom of the chain strand. Reference picture.
Step 8 Now gather the Bead Gallery® small faceted charm beads and the chain strands from Step 7. Open the jump ring connected to the charm and attach it to the top chain strand.
Step 9 Repeat Step 8, so that you have 16 small faceted charm beads hanging along the top of the chain strand. Reference picture.
Step 10 Then gather the bead strand from Steps 1-3. Attach jump rings to the loops in the crimp tubes and attach to the sides of the chain strands from the steps above. Helpful tip: attach the bead strand so that it lies along the top chain strand. Reference picture.
Step 11 Last, attach the Bead Landing™ metallic lobster claw clasp.