Remember how fabulous Renee Russo looked in the movie Tin Cup? I’m sure it had a lot to do with that gorgeous necklace she wore throughout the movie, which has come to be known by the same name. Now you can make a Tin Cup necklace of your very own!
1. Cut a piece of silver plated beading wire the desired length of your finished necklace. We used 16”. Slide a pearl to the center of the wire and crimp it in place by sliding a 1×1 crimp on either side and compressing the crimp with chain nose pliers.
2. Slide the next series of crimp, pearl crimp to the right of the center pearl. Leaving a 1” space between pearls, crimp the next set into place. Repeat this step 5 or 6 times as required.
3. Repeat Step 2 on the left side of the center pearl.
4. On one end, slide (2) 2×3 crimps and the lobster. Make a bend in the wire 1/2” from the end.
5. Flatten one crimp close to the lobster and the other one where the bent wire ends.
6. Repeat steps 5 & 6 at the other end with the jump ring.
7. Enjoy the complements dahling!
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Jewelry designer Eva Sherman began beading as a way to spend time with her daughters, but soon became hopelessly addicted. She traded in her architectural career, as well as her bank account for the opportunity to spend all her time among beads. Grand River Beads and Gift Gallery opened in 2005 and has become a destination for jewelry designers looking for unique beads as well art appreciators looking for locally created, hand crafted art. Eva’s jewelry designs have been featured in Stringing Magazine, Step By Step Wire and Bead Trends. More of Eva’s work work here.