Apr 042017
 

tiger teardrops necklace cover

I’m sure it’s no secret that I love multi-strand necklaces. I love the layered look and combining together lots of different colors and textures for a rich looking piece of jewelry.

Sometimes, though, I just don’t feel like taking the time to do all that stringing. Today’s necklace gives the rich look of a multi-strand necklace, the drama of dangling teardrops, but the simplicity of using shorter strands. If you want yours to be a little bit fancier do beaded strands on the sides rather than a plain chain.

Many of the beads I used have been in my stash for a while, so it was hard to find the exact same thing for you. The links lead to similar items I could find online, but I encourage you to shop your own store of beady goodies to see what works!

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Sharing the Love of Creativity – KeepsakeCrafts.net

Watch the Tiger Teardrops Necklace-Multi-Strand Necklace Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.

Oct 262015
 

tigers & pearls necklace

I have always loved tiger eye gemstones. Something about their sparkly, swirly depths is fascinating, and being a cat fan I’ve always kind of been intrigued by the name, too.

These tiger eye dagger beads are quite dramatic all by themselves and it didn’t seem like I needed to get very complicated when designing with them. Just a few sparkly crystals and some antique white pearls seem to set them off perfectly.

The drama is increased here simply by using three nearly identical strands. But like I said in the video, if you want to keep it simple, just make one.

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

You can watch the Tigers & Pearls Necklace Video Tutorial over at YouTube.

Materials

  • 18 inches of tiger eye dagger beads
  • 39 inches of pearls
  • a few 4 mm crystal cube beads
  • six wire protectors
  • six crimps
  • six crimp covers
  • two bead cones
  • two eye pins
  • two 2 to 3 inch lengths of chain
  • lobster clasp
  • 3 26-inch lengths of bead stringing wire

Tools

Directions

  1. Onto each piece of bead stringing wire string 6 1/2 inches of pearls, 6 inches of tiger eye dagger beads and another 6 1/2 inches of pearls. Intersperse crystal beads with tiger eye beads as desired.
  2. Finish all six ends by siding on a crimp and a wire protector, sliding the wire back through the crimp. flattening with crimping pliers and covering with a crimp cover.
  3. Slide one end of each strand onto an eye pin, then slide eye pin through a bead cone.
  4. Create wrapped loop with remaining eye pin wire attaching loop to one end of a length of chain. Repeat to finish other end of necklace attaching lobster clasp to one end of chain.