Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

metallic multi-strand seed bead necklace

Mixing metallic beads is a great way to make a trendy statement piece that will go with almost any outfit. See the instructions to learn the simple stringing technique to make your very own!
Step 1

First, measure and cut a 13" piece of transite.

Step 2

Tie one end to a closed jump ring in a surgeon’s knot for a secure hold.

Step 3

Add a dab of glue to the knot and slide on a seed bead. Push the bead against the jump ring, hiding the knot. Tuck the excess transite inside the bead.
TIP: If desired, add more glue inside the seed bead for an even more secure hold.

Step 4

Thread seed beads onto transite in a desired pattern until you reach about 2"-3" from the end.

Step 5

Tie the end onto another closed jump ring. Try to get the knot as close to hidden by the last bead as possible. Tuck excess transit inside the last bead. Add glue to the knot and, if desired, inside the last bead. Set aside.

Step 6

Cut additional strands of transite to 15", 17", 19" and 21" lengths, then repeat Steps 2-5 for each.

Step 7

Open the jump rings on one end of each beaded strand and add one to each loop on a spacer bar. Repeat for the other end on a second spacer bar.
TIP: Be careful when opening the jump rings so the transite doesn’t slide off and make sure the order of the beaded strands when adding to the spacer bars.

Step 8

Open one of the chains and layout on your working surface.

Step 9

Measure and cut about 5" from each end (including the jump ring on one side and the lobster clasp/jump ring on the other.
TIP: Keep the chain in the middle for a future project as it is not needed for this necklace.

Step 10

Re-attach the lobster clasp and jump ring to make one chain (the clasp should be in the center).

Step 11

Now, attach the chain ends to the loop at the top of the spacer bars with a jump ring.

Step 12
Set necklace aside so all glue can completely dry.

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    • Color: Gold
    • Size: 4 mm
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