​Rainbow, Pearl & Chain Beaded Necklace

​Rainbow, Pearl & Chain Beaded Necklace

Rainbow, Pearl & Chain Beaded Necklace

Finished Length 19 ½ – 22 ½” * Or your chosen length.

Materials Needed:

Tools Required

Round Nose Pliers

Needle Nose Pliers (also known as chain nose)

Flat Nose Pliers

Flex Wire Cutter

Bead Mat

Bead Stop (2)

Key Code:

A = 6mm Polymer Clay Slices, Candy Stripe B = Freshwater Pearls C = Polymer Clay, Floral Rd. D = Mashan Jade, Dyed Hot Pink E = Blue Howlite Matte Rd.

F = Smiley Face G = Polymer Clay Fruit H = Lime Green Seed Beads I = Gold Plated Brass Rondelles J = Alphabet Beads (L, O, V, E)

Instructions on Construction:

1. Cut 23” section of beading wire & attach a bead stop approx. 3” from end of wire.

2. Stringing is as follows: “A (1), B (1)” repeat this sequence 30 times, now A (1), Thread into end link of 4” section of chain, I (1), E (1), I (1), D (1), I (1), H (1), thread into link 1 ½” from first link of chain, G (1), I (3), C (1), H (1), J (2 letters “L” and “O”), thread into end link on chain, J (2 Letters “V” & “E”), I (1), D (1), B (1), E (1), I (3), D (1), I (1), F (1), H (1), G (1), I (1), C (1), D (1), E (1), A (3), I (1), E (1), H (1), I (1), A (3), I (1), E (1), I (1), C (2), I (1), A (1), E (1), I (1), C 2), I (1), D (1), A (1), I (1). Place a bead stop on second side of wire.

3. * Now is the time to double check for size: If you want to shorten, remove an equal amount/length from either side, if you want to make longer you can either add a few beads to both sides or add extra length in your extender chain.

4. Attaching clasp: Take your beading wire (from pearl side) thread on crimp tube and attach directly to loop on trigger clasp. Flat crimp using your needle nose pliers and then attach the crimp cover. *Keep your wires parallel when crimping (this gives a more secure attachment) and then give a test pull on your wire to make sure you have closed hard enough on the crimp.

5. Remove bead stop from second end of wire, thread on a crimp tube and thread through last link in the extension chain, then back through crimp tube. Before closing crimp do the following:

6. Lay your necklace on your bead mat in a circle to make sure you leave enough slack in the wire. * If you crimp your wire too tightly the necklace will be rigid and there is a chance that the beading wire may break!

7. You are now ready to crimp your necklace and add the second crimp cover.

8. Take head pin and add H (1), A (1), I (1) now using needle nose and round nose pliers wire wrap this to the last link in the extension chain, trim and tamp in pointy end.

9. You are now ready to try on necklace and to admire your handy work. Enjoy!

Jewelry designed by Steph Stirniman at

18th Jul 2022 Steph Stirniman

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