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How to make a necklace and bracelet using jewellery wire - beginners DIY tutorial

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How to make a necklace and bracelet using jewellery wire - beginners DIY tutorial

Designed by: Marta Draganek

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This DIY necklace and bracelet course, will teach you how to make a necklace and bracelet on a jewellery wire using findings. When choosing jewellery for Spring and Summer, it is worth thinking about saturated colours. Follow Marta's step by step instructions to make this beautiful jewellery set. 

Materials required:
Milly™ rondelle 6x8mm and 9x12mm
CrystaLove ™ rondelle 4x6mm
BEADSMITH® / Flex-Rite® 21 Wire
2mm round bead - this is to fit inside the calotte so just a bead small enough to secure in place
Findings kit - out of the findings kit you will need jump rings, calottes, crimps, clasps, spacer beads 4
12mm Spacer bead

Remember that our tutorials are mainly designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Marta Draganek - March 2018

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We begin by preparing the jewellery wire for the first part of the necklace. We measure the wire with a length of 57cm. On the wire we put a crimp, a calotte and a 2mm round bead. 

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We thread the end of the wire  6-7cm long through the hole of the calotte and crimp bead so that the ball is locked inside the calotte.

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We close the calotte with flat pliers. A droplet of jewellery glue can be used, but this is not necessary.

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Then we crimp the crimp bead below the calotte. 

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We can begin to add the beads. The first string has the following sequence of beads:

34x Rondelle beads 6x4mm
1x Spacer bead
9x Rondelle beads  8x6mm
1x Spacer bead
3x Rondelle beads 12x9mm
1x Spacer bead

Continue the sequence above. 

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At the end of the wire we put a crimp bead, a calotte and a silver 2mm round bead. 

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The end of the wire thread back through the hole of the crimp, calotte and beads.

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We close the calotte with flat pliers and crimp the crimp bead in place. 

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We cut off the excess wire. Great cutting pliers will work here.

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In the same way, we prepare a second string of beads. The sequence of beads is as follows:

32 x Rondelle beads 6x4mm
1x Spacer bead
9x  Rondelle beads 8x6mm
1x spacer,
1x Rondelle beads 12x9mm
1x Spacer
9x  Rondelle beads 8x6mm
1x Spacer,
32x Rondelle beads 6x4mm

We lay out both cords so that the smaller one is on the inside.

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All that remains is to secure the clasp with the help of jump rings. In order for the necklace to work nicely, we put two jump rings on both ends.

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Now to create the extension chain, cut a 6cm length, thread 2 beads onto a headpin and attach to one end of the chain. They will create a kind of charms pendant that will beautifully finish the necklace.

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This is what a your necklace should look like!

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In exactly the same way you can prepare a bracelet. We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel free to show off your creations in our Facebook Group.

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