Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

lava bead with wing dangle necklace

Are you searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Or maybe you’re seeking a stylish update to your everyday look. Either way, this winged necklace delivers! We especially love its bright white lava bead accent (almost as much as we love how easy it is to make).
Step 1
Let’s start by making the bead link that will connect your wing pendant to the necklace itself. Thread one white lava bead onto an eye pin and then form a simple wire loop above the bead.

TIP: Have you made a wire loop before? It’s easy! First, use pliers to bend the wire to a 90° angle, just above the lava bead. Grasp the wire sticking out, about 3/8" - ½" past the bend, between the jaws of your round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire, until a small loop is formed. Trim excess wire. Click here for a video that’ll show you how. 
Step 2
Use a jump ring to connect your wing charm to the bottom loop of the lava bead link. When you’re done, the wing charm should dangle below the link. Don’t forget to add another jump ring to the top loop of the lava bead link, as well.
 
TIP: Here’s the best way to open and close a jump ring: Grasp the jump ring on both sides with pliers, then twist the ring open from side to side. Never pull the jump ring’s edges straight apart, since that can distort its circular shape. We’ve got a quick video that’ll show you how, click here.  
Step 3
Now, just thread your necklace chain through the jump ring at the top of the lava bead link and slide it to the midpoint of the chain.
 
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