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Make a Simple Bead Strung Necklace

We have a lot of customers, new to jewellery making, creating lovely simple necklaces recently, mostly using seed beads, with a few feature beads or a charm added in. Which has led to a lot of simpler questions being asked of us, which wire to use and how to you finish off the ends. So I have filmed a simple video showing how to create a necklace like this, including how to attach necklace ends.

Make Simple Bead Strung Necklace

These necklaces are easy to customise and personalise. Just with a change of charm, or the colour and size of the beads you can adapt them to match different outfits of to create the perfect gift for a friend.

This video shows you the whole process from start to finish. Check out the list of materials and tools used to create the necklace below.


Tools used

  • Professional Chainnose Pliers
    Professional Chainnose Pliers
    £6.50
  • Hobby Side Cutting Pliers
    Hobby Side Cutting Pliers
    £4.25
  • Bead Stopper
    Bead Stopper
    Regular Price £1.50 incl.VAT

Beads and charms used

I had plenty of size 8 seed beads in 10g pack to make these short necklaces. The charms and decorative spacer beads are optional and can be swapped for one the many other charms we stock.

  • Sunflower Charm Antique Silver
    Sunflower Charm Antique Silver
    Regular Price £1.25 incl.VAT£4.25 incl.VAT
  • polygon-spacer-silver
    Polygon Spacer Bead Silver
    Regular Price £1.20 incl.VAT£15.50 incl.VAT
  • Gold Plated Sunflower Charm
    Sunflower Charm Gold Plated
    Regular Price £1.35 incl.VAT£4.95 incl.VAT
  • Size 8 Preciosa Mixed Blue Seed Beads
    Size 8 Mixed Blue Preciosa Seed Beads
    Regular Price £1.10 incl.VAT£17.50 incl.VAT
  • size 8/0 mixed gold seed beads
    Size 8 Mixed Gold/Yellow Preciosa Seed Beads
    Regular Price £1.10 incl.VAT£19.50 incl.VAT
  • 6mm gold plated star spacer bead
    6mm Star Bead Gold Plated
    Regular Price £0.60 incl.VAT£28.75 incl.VAT
  • 6mm silver plated star spacer bead
    6mm Star Bead Silver Plated
    Regular Price £0.35 incl.VAT£15.95 incl.VAT

Findings & wire Used

These can be chosen in whichever plating or material suits your colour palette or the recipients preferences. I used Silver plated in the video, you could go for Gold plated, black, rose

  • Beadalon 7 Bright 30ft (9.2m) 0.38mm
    Beadalon 7 Bright 30ft (9.2m) 0.38mm
    £4.50
  • 5mm Jump Ring Silver Plated
    5mm Jump Ring Silver Plated
    Regular Price £2.95 incl.VAT£21.50 incl.VAT
  • Necklace Ends (Calottes) Silver Plated
    Necklace Ends (Calottes) Silver Plated
    Regular Price £1.50 incl.VAT£4.95 incl.VAT
  • Crimp Bead Silver Plated
    Crimp Bead Silver Plated
    Regular Price £1.95 incl.VAT£10.95 incl.VAT
  • Trigger clasp silver plated medium
    Trigger Clasp Medium Silver Plated
    Regular Price £1.50 incl.VAT£8.50 incl.VAT

We hope you’ve found this help, please share your finished projects with us on social media using #TheBeadShopNottingham.

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