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.

summer beaded necklace

The rainbow of colors in this summer beaded necklace are fantastic! You’ll love how easy it is to mix and match your favorites to make it your own. You choose the beads and we’ll show you how to string them together – just read our instructions below!
Step 1
First, let’s make a turquoise charm for the center of your necklace. Thread a headpin through one flat, round turquoise howlite bead. Now, form a simple loop in the headpin wire just above the bead and you can set this piece aside until Step 3.

TIP: Here’s how to form a simple wire loop: Bend the wire to a 90° angle just above the bead you added with either your hand or your chain nose pliers. Next, use your round nose pliers to grasp the headpin wire about 3/8" - ½" away from the bend. Rotate the pliers toward you, rolling the wire forward. Keep a firm grip on the wire and keep rotating until a small loop is formed. Trim away the excess wire.
Step 2
Measure and cut a 24" length of transite. (That’s your clear stringing filament that looks just like fishing line!) 
Step 3
Thread your turquoise charm onto the transite by its loop and move it to the midpoint of the transite. Add the following beads on each side of the charm:
   -  One Gold tiny rondelle
   -  One multi-color howlite bead
   -  One Gold tiny rondelle
   -  Continue alternating the multi-color howlite beads with the Gold tiny rondelles on each side of the charm, until you have 22 howlite beads strung on either side. 
Step 4
Now add 11 white howlite beads on either side of the necklace. That’s all the beads! 
Step 5
Next, thread a jump ring onto one end of the transite, then tie a knot in it as close to the last bead as you can get. Tuck the end of the transite through several of the closest beads. Repeat to add a jump ring to the other end, too. 
Step 6
Add a dab of bead stringing glue to each knot and give them time to completely dry. 
Step 7
Finally, add a lobster clasp to one of the jump rings. That’s it!

TIP: Here’s the best way to open and close a jump ring: Grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose 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.  
 
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