|Carnelian and wood necklace. Lovin' it!|
Last weekend I met up with my excellent friend Laura who had stopped into a bead store in her hometown just for little ol' me. New jewelry-making supplies make my heart feel super happy. (Can you tell I've been watching too much Nick Jr. lately?) The two carnelian beads were just a tiny portion of fabulousness in the shopping bag. This necklace was pretty easy to make, and, in fact, I whipped it up while chatting with my husband, attending Craftermind's Twitter chat, and watching an episode of The Martha Stewart Show in which I learned that Jimmy Fallon has a new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor that includes potato chips. I'm intrigued. Anyway...what was I talking about? Oh, yeah! Here's how I made my carnelian and wood necklace.
- Carnelian beads (2)
- Wood pendant
- Eye pins (2)
- Jump rings (6)
- Chain (approx. 19")
- Lobster claw clasp
- Wire cutter
- Round nose pliers
To start off, thread the beads onto the eye pins. Trim the wire, leaving about 1/4" to 1/2" to make the second eye.
|Adding eye pins to the beads.|
Loop a two inch segment of chain around the wood pendant and connect it to make a loop. And then do it again with another piece of chain.
|Chaining the pendant. (Sounds like a fantasy novel.)|
Use jump rings to connect the beads to the chains on the pendant.
|Connecting it all together.|
Use jump rings to attach two 7 1/2" segments of chain to the beads. Add the lobster claw clasp with the last two jump rings.
|So much prettier once I figured out the settings on my camera. *facepalm*|
Thanks to Laura for the cool swag!