It’s been really cold this past weekend and with February almost over, I’m ready to move on to spring! I just cannot wait until spring comes, and with that, some beautiful floral colors. I really love spring flowers. They bring a certain joy every year when I see them bloom after a long, cold winter. Since it seems like it will still be more than a few weeks away, I decided to make a beaded flower necklace to impart some spring into my wardrobe inspired by some beautiful flowers.
- Venezia Crystal Teardrop Beads
- Toho Gold Seed Beads
- Swarovski Crystal Filigree Balls
- Assorted Gold Spacer Beads
- Darice 24 Gauge Gold Plated Wire
- Jewelry Wire cutter
- Long Nose Jewelry Pliers
- Round Nose Jewelry Pliers
- Darice Twisted Satin Necklace Cord
- Gold Plated Jump Rings
Step One. To begin your beaded slower necklace, cut off a length of wire and thread one teardrop crystal and one seed bead on it. Take one end of the wire (the seed bead side) and insert it back to the bottom of the teardrop crystal, pull until tight, locking the seed bead in place. I recommend using some flat nose pliers to help with this step so you get a really tight hold on the wire. Pull the two wires opposite ways to secure the teardrop crystal.
Step Three. Continue threading beads until you reach your desired size. I based my size on the round beads I had for the middle and came up with 5 beads on each ‘flower’. Caution: Too much wire-pulling will break your wire.
Step Five. Attach your round center by threading one end of the wire one way, and another the other way, pulling the wire until tight and locking the beads and the crystal center in place. Using two flat-nose pliers will make this step much easier.
Step Eight. Connect the edges of the flowers by connecting the end beads with a jump ring, making sure you are connecting the right sides together, as well as making sure the center flower is in the middle. The easiest way to do this would be to position the beads with their holes facing the same axis, and using your flat nose pliers to thread the jump ring and close it.
This fun beaded flower necklace is very relaxing to make and it really makes such an impact! I just loved the amber color on mine, but you’re welcome to try yours in different colors. Hope you had a fun time following this tutorial and as always, happy crafting, folks!