Entry #9: DIY Pearl Necklaces
Melissa made pearl necklaces for her bridesmaids that are super easy to create:
What you’ll need:
- I used 8mm glass pearl beads which you can pretty much get from any craft store. You use 50 per necklace
- Bead stringing wire
- Crimp beads
- 10mm jump rings
- A pair of needle-nose pliers to crimp the crimp beads
- 5 yards of 3/8″ ribbon (color of your choice). You are actually going to use a little over 4 yards but get 5 to be safe
Step 1: Cut the bead stringing wire about 20″ in length. the necklaces are about 18″ when finished but you need some to work with to close your ends.
Step 2: Take a crimp bead and a 10mm jump ring and thread it through a loop of the beading wire. Pull taught and crimp (squeeze it with the pliers) the crimp bead to close the end. Cut the excess beading wire on the end for a flawless finish.
Step 3: String 50 8mm glass pearls and repeat crimping for the other end.
Step 4: Cut ribbon into 30″ pieces and loop through both jump rings and tie in a bow. Voila! You’re done!!
Pearls do look really good in photos!
why do you need so much ribbon if you only use 30in of it?
Melissa gave instructions and quantities enough to make necklaces for all of her bridesmaids.
Thank you Amanda!