Total Basset Case: DIY: 4 Bead Necklace

Aug 1, 2012

DIY: 4 Bead Necklace

I love giving homemade gifts for presents.
My mom had a birthday a few weeks ago and I knew
I wanted to make her something special.
 I whipped up a necklace for her in no time at all
and she loved it!
I made myself one as well.
Kinda like friendship necklaces :)

 Here is how I did it
(all supplies are from Michaels)

Supplies needed:
-chain, beads, eye head pins, closure, pliers
 1.  Use your pliers and connect the eye head pin to chain.
(You can bend the eye head pin a tad if you want to get it a little curve.)
2. String beads in your desired pattern.
3. Decide on length you want your necklace for the first side.
Use pliers again and attach chain to the second side of the eye head pin.
Use pliers to create circle on second side to stop beads.
4. Use pliers to open jump ring/closure at the top portion of the necklace 
and attach closure pieces.
5. Show off!
 This necklace was so quick, easy and affordable!
I am already dreaming up a few other combinations with other beads.
I also made a similar bracelet using the same method.

 Floyd was incredibly helpful, as always.

Let me know if you try this out and/or if you have any questions!
 

14 comments:

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Making jewelry is SO much fun! I love what you made and I'm sure your Mom does too :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

So pretty and fun! The possibilities are endless!

Michelle said...

Cute! Love it.

Bethany said...

So cute, I love it!

Sunkissed and Southern said...

very cute!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

This is so cute!!! You're such a good daughter!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love the look of the orange and pink stones together, too. Jewelry making is the BEST therapy. :)

Luana said...

I have some cute beads from an old necklace that got destroyed...
Thank's for the idea! :o)

xoxo

PS. love the way Floyd helps you...

Emily Davis said...

Ha! The last part was too funny. The necklace turned out great!

xoxo, Emily
www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

Cait said...

wow these are so pretty- your very talented! just wanted to say super cute blog! you should check out the giveaway im having over at my blog! it ends friday! xo

smk053078 said...

Awe, I love this...so sweet...mom and daughter friendship necklaces!!! I bet she LOVES it!!
Shanna
Giveaway @ Because Shanna Said So

Sarah@everydayeasy said...

love this! i want one with me, mitch, and baby's birthstone colors! hint hint ;)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Really cool. I love the simple look of the necklace. I am not crafty or creative, but if I were this would be a great project

Anne said...

So great! I need to give this a try - it's nice to have simple, everyday necklaces like this around...