Thursday, April 12, 2012

Super Simple Chain and Bead Necklace

This has got to be one of the easiest necklaces I have ever made.  I found the chain and really liked it but it was an odd length-about 12 inches long plus a clasp and extender chain. I decided to cut it in half and add a beaded center part.
1.  Cut chain in half.
2.  String beads of your choice onto beading wire to create a 6 1/4'' length.  I used 8 6mm metal beads and 14 10mm x 5mm oval glass beads.
3.  Add a crimp bead to one end, loop wire around bottom link of one side of chain, pass back through crimp bead, crimp, and trim. Repeat for other side.

Ta da!  We just made a super simple necklace that measures about 18" in length.