Twisted Strands Necklace & Earrings
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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
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • For Both Projects
  • Beadalon®:
    Round Nose Pliers
    Chain Nose Pliers
    Big Eye Curved Needle
    Spin-N-Bead™ Jr.
  • Wire Nippers
  • Ruler

  • For Necklace
  • Beadalon®:
    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)
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Necklace
Pour 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.


Step: 2

Cut a 24-inch length of thread and thread the needle.


Step: 3

Tie an overhand knot ½-inch from the end of the thread.


Step: 4

Follow the Spin-N-Bead™ Jr. instructions to load beads onto the thread.


Step: 5

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.


Step: 6

Repeat steps 1-5 for nine more strands.


Step: 7

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.


Step: 8

Add a drop of glue to the knot; let it dry; cut off any excess thread.


Step: 9

Pass the eye pin through the wide end of a beading cone and make a wrapped loop to attach the clasp.


Step: 10

Repeat steps 7-9 for the other end, but make a large wrapped loop outside the beading cone.


Step: 11

Make a large wrapped loop to attach the wire to the stone pendant.


Step: 12

Pass the wire through a 10mm bead and make another large wrapped loop to attach the pendant to the center of the necklace.


Step: 13

For Earrings
Pass a head pin through a bead and make a wrapped loop to attach it to an ear wire.


Step: 14

Pinch the lower portion of the ear wire to hold the dangle in place.


Step: 15

Repeat steps to make a matching earring.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.