DIY J. Crew Inspired Mint Necklace Tutorial

Do you fancy big beaded necklaces? Then you are in for a treat today!  Here is a tutorial for you to follow: A DIY J.Crew Inspired Mint Necklace! So let us get started!

 

To make this necklace you will need:

  • 10 mm round beads in any color
  • Smaller sparkly beads
  • Rhinestones
  • 26 ga wire
  • Headpins
  • E6000 or other jewelry glue
  • Necklace clasp
  • Round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and wire cutters

 

 

Begin by stringing 3 round beads on a piece of wire, about 4” or so. Thread the wire so that both ends come out of one bead, forming a triangle of beads. Pull the wire tight and wrap the ends.

 

Make more of the bead triangles. For my necklace, I used 15, but it can vary depending on how long  you want it to be and how large your beads are. Once you make enough, place a drop of glue in the center of each triangle and press a rhinestone into it. Allow to dry.

 

While the glue is drying, make the same number of bead dangles. Using a headpin, add one of your smaller sparkly beads and create a loop. Attach the loop to the bottom of a bead triangle (where you didn’t wrap the excess wire.) Attach all bead dangles to bead triangles.

 

Cut a piece of wire about 5”. Wrap a loop through one side of a bead triangle. Thread on a sparkly bead. Thread the wire through another bead triangle and close with a wrapped loop.

 

Repeat step 4 until all the bead triangles are linked together. On the last triangles, connect a clasp and chain for the clasp to hook.

 

Done!

This tutorial is by one of our contributors from our monthly magazine – Jamie B. Hannigan.

Here’s a little more about her:

Perhaps I’m just easily fascinated, but I often see magic and wonder in things other might consider mundane. I’m a very imaginative person, and as a child I often created fictional narratives to go along with places or objects. Read more…

 

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