Twisted Strands Necklace & Earrings
The Spin-N-Bead™ Jr. makes it quick and easy to string your own seed beads. Use it to create multiple strands for a one-of-a-kind look! Use beading cones for a stylish finish.
Designed by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
- For Both Projects
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Big Eye Curved Needle
- Wire Nippers
- For Necklace
WildFire™ Beading Thread, White (.08-inch diameter)
Silver Beading Cones (2)
Silver Lobster Clasp
- 18g Purple Round Seed Beads
- 7g Silver-Lined TOHO Treasure Seed Beads: Clear, Gold
- 10mm Purple Fire Polished Glass Round
- 40mm Stone Pendant
- Silver Eye Pins (2)
- 20 or 22-gauge Wire, 4-inch length
- Jeweler's Cement
- For Earrings
- Beadalon®Silver Ear Wires (2)
- 10mm Purple Fire Polished Glass Rounds (2)
- Silver Ball Head Pins (2)
NecklacePour all of the seed beads into the bowl of the Spin-N-Bead™ Jr. Turn the bowl back and forth to mix the beads together.
Cut a 24-inch length of thread and thread the needle.
Tie an overhand knot ½-inch from the end of the thread.
Follow the Spin-N-Bead™ Jr. instructions to load beads onto the thread.
When the thread is covered 18-inches with beads, remove it from the needle and tie an overhand knot ½-inch from the end to prevent the beads from sliding off.
Repeat steps 1-5 for nine more strands.
Tie one end of all of the strands together in an overhand knot, then tie the knotted strands to the loop on an eye pin.
Add a drop of glue to the knot; let it dry; cut off any excess thread.
Pass the eye pin through the wide end of a beading cone and make a wrapped loop to attach the clasp.
Repeat steps 7-9 for the other end, but make a large wrapped loop outside the beading cone.
Make a large wrapped loop to attach the wire to the stone pendant.
Pass the wire through a 10mm bead and make another large wrapped loop to attach the pendant to the center of the necklace.
For EarringsPass a head pin through a bead and make a wrapped loop to attach it to an ear wire.
Pinch the lower portion of the ear wire to hold the dangle in place.
Repeat steps to make a matching earring.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.