How to make a layered beaded chain necklace. Jewellery Tutorial.
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Designed by: Hannah Walker
We would like to invite you to this project tutorial in which Hannah Walker will show you how to create this layered beaded chain necklace. Layered necklaces are so on trend and mixing agates beads with a cute feather charm finishes of this design just perfectly.
I decided that I would like to make a new necklace to wear this summer. I adore semi-precious stones so when I saw all the different agate beads online with all the variety in size and colour I knew that these were what I was going to use. I was inspired to make a layered necklace when I couldn't choose which colour beads I would prefer so I picked two colours that I thought looked lovely together and decided that a delicate chain would work well as the third layer in contrast to the beads. It was a bonus that the beads came in different sizes as I thought that graduating from bigger to smaller would add to the delicate look of the necklace. I wanted to add a charm pendant as a finishing touch and the feather seemed like the perfect match to the agate beads.
I can imagine this necklace working well in other colour ways - I am tempted to make another in darker, maybe bigger, agate beads to wear with jumpers once autumn comes round.
A bit about me -
I live in Nottingham with my husband, two children and cheeky rescue cat. I love many different techniques of jewellery making from projects such as this to making my own designs from polymer clay. In my spare time I sell my jewellery in my Etsy shop and at local fairs and write for a jewellery making magazine.
- 6mm round beads
- 3mm beads
- Eye pins - 20mm eye pins
- Jump rings - 6mm jump rings
- Lobster clasp
Are you ready? Let's make it!
Put 30 Dark Celadon Agate beads on eye pins. Turn a loop at the end of each one.
Connect the beads in two even lengths.
Connect the two halves with a jump ring
Using another jump ring connect the feather charm to the jump ring linking the agate chain together.
Put 31 Orange Agate beads on eye pins. Turn a loop at the end of each one.
Connect the Orange Agate beads together to form a chain.
Cut 2 pieces of chain, each one at 1cm long and cut another at 23cm. Attach the smaller lengths, one at each end, on the orange Agate chain.
Picking up the length of Dark Celadon chain open the loop on the last bead and attach one end of the Orange Agate chain and then the 23cm length of chain. Repeat this on the other side.
Cut 6 more lengths of chain all at 5 ¾ cm long. Put 2 more Orange Agate beads on one eye pin per bead and put 3 lengths of chain on each one.
Opening up the loops on the end of the length of Dark Celadon Agate chain, add the 3 lengths of chain, being careful to add them in order to avoid knotting them. Repeat this on the other side.
Add a lobster claw clasp to the Orange Agate at the end of the chain.
Yippee - your design is now complete. How did you get on?
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