Bead Soup Necklace
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
Do you usually have beads left over from your projects? I use a lot of these extras for making earrings, but I also enjoy putting them together for Bead Soup necklaces. Take a look.
Instructions
I put the extra beads together in a bowl and move them around to see if I have a pleasing combination of colors and textures. I take out those that don't look good and search for others that might work better.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Bead Soup Necklace - , General Education, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, bead soup necklace
When I'm satisfied with the look, I turn the beads into beaded links making several into bead drops for the bottom of each long dangle. I used tiny S links between my beaded links thinking this would help things hang better. Create graduated lengths and attach them to chain for your necklace. I like this long look, but plan to create another that will be shorter and more delicate.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Bead Soup Necklace - , General Education, Loops, Wire Loop, Wrapped Wire Loop, bead soup necklace

Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): Making Loops