The new Ball Chain line from Darice takes this traditional dog tag and children’s jewelry favorite into modern fashion jewelry territory with beaded charms, coordinating findings, and fresh colors.
The beaded charms are the stars of this pretty lariat necklace – giving it a more dainty and feminine feel next to the strong bar ball chain. Are you ready to to learn how to make your own? Let’s get started!
- 3.2mm Silver Bar Ball Chain
- 4mm Silver Jump Rings
- 10mm Metallic Ball Chain Beads
- Metal Dangler Beads – Shapes
- Metal Dangler Beads – Nature Shapes
- 8mm Round Stone Dangler Beads
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Using the wire cutters, snip the bar ball chain in half directly across from the connector.
Try to attach a mix of single and double danglers. On the shorter side, keep your danglers between the last 4 beads. We used 5 danglers on the short side, and 9 on the longer side. On the longer side, attach danglers between the last 6 beads.
Slide the metallic beads back down toward the end of each chain. The danglers will secure them. Connect two jump rings together to make the link that will close your lariat. Attach one of them just above a ball on the shorter side, about 1-1/2 inches above the metallic bead.
Note: Special thanks to our friends at Darice for this awesome and easy project idea. The top picture is theirs (used with permission) and we took the step out photos as we recreated this pretty necklace for ourselves.
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