Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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now blooming seed bead necklace

Show off your passion for flowers with this Garden Layer Necklace! Mix seed beads with a little chain and some charms for this easy DIY.
Step 1

Cut two 3½" pieces of chain. On one end of one piece, add a jump ring. On one end of the other, attach a jump ring with a lobster clasp. Join the lobster clasp from one piece with the jump ring on the other piece to make one.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

Step 2

Cut a 9" piece of chain. On one end, add a jump ring and slide one end of the chain from Step 1, then close the jump ring. Repeat on the other end.
TIP: You should now have one necklace with jump rings off-center on each side.

Step 3

Cut 15" of nylon thread.

Step 4

Tie one end to the jump ring (on the outside) on one side of the chain. Tie a surgeon’s knot for a secure hold.

Step 5

Add a dab of glue to the knot and slide on a seed bead using a big eye needle. Push the bead against the jump ring, hiding the knot. Move the big eye needle to the excess thread and slide it up through the seed bead, then trim excess thread.

Step 6

Move the big eye needle back to your working thread to add assorted seed beads to the thread. Stop when you get to desired length or about 3" from the end.

Step 7

Tie the end to the jump ring on the opposite side (again, on the outside) of the chain so the beaded strand hangs below the chain. Try to get the knot as close to hidden by the last bead as possible.

Step 8

Move the big eye needle to the excess thread and run ii back through the last bead. Add glue to the knot and, if desired, inside the last bead.

Step 9

Open the jump ring on a charm and attach it to the beaded strand, in the center.

Step 10
Open the jump ring on a charm and attach it to the chain, in the center, above the beaded strand.

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