Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DIY: Mysterious Bridge necklace

I'm finally back with a tutorial and this time it is a necklace. I thought about this idea quite long ago and did a rough sketch on it. I didn't have the materials at that time so I was afraid that I might forget what I wanted to do. True enough, I had to refer back to my drawing when doing this necklace. Enough rambling this is what I'm going to show you what we will be doing today.
This necklace is simple to do but requires various steps so patience is necessary for this project. Take breaks if you get tired.
Things you need:
-Pliers (The three kind as you can see)
-Three different chains (Two different gold chains, one black chain)
-Black flat string
-Silver or white seed beads
-Black wire
-Jump rings
-Gold clasps
-Gold ring
-Super glue

Time: 1 hour or more
First up, get the black wire and create a hoop like above. This is to create the centre part of the necklace.
Put in ten seed beads.
Close it up by creating another ring at the end. Make about 18 of these.
The chain that you cut should be able to hold the 18 seed beads sticks.Each stick must be attach to one ring on the chain. thus your chain has to be 18 ring long. Cut two of the same length.
Get the black string and weave through the chain.
Bend the sting at the end of the chain and put some super glue to keep it down. Do this to both ends.
Using the seed bead stick, attach it it to one of the chain.
Slowly attach each stick to the chain.
Get the lower chain do the same as the one on the top.
After you are done with the top, get the black chain and measure how long you want the chain at the bottom to dangle. Attach the black chain to the gold chain using the jump ring.
The length of the chain should shorten gradually as it moves to the side.

This is how the main piece should look like.
Using the other gold chain, attach it to each side. Measure how long you want your necklace to be before doing any cutting.
Attach the gold clasp and the ring at the end.
And you're done!
This necklace is suitable for formal events and would look great on white dress.Tell me, how and when you will wear this necklace.
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