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Make a Statement in Minimal Time
Using pretty large links you can put together a wonderful statement piece in no time at all!

Posted by Elisabeth A. Published See Elisabeth A.'s 5 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    The supply list is simple – a couple large interesting links, some jump rings, some chain and a clasp. For this necklace I used 3 large plastic links (from MyELEMENTS www.etsy.com/shop/MyELEMENTS) , 8 large jump rings, and two lengths of chain. The jump rings I made myself from heavy gauge copper wire from Parawire (parawire.com), and the chain was from Michaels.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Connect the large links with the jump rings (I used 2 per connection), attach the chain, and then attach a clasp. In this case I used a simple lobster clasp.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Easy!

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    For this necklace I used the beautiful river stones from Stone Alone (https://www.etsy.com/shop/StoneAlone) and some bright silver aluminum jump rings left over from another project.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make sure to always open the jumprings side ways so they keep their shape!

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    I used silver “leather” cord for the back of the necklace – using a larks head knot to connect to the chain of stones...

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    ...and a simple overhand knot to connect a jump ring with a clasp on one end, and a jump ring with a clasp on the other.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Another one done!

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Large Link Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    There are a lot of sources for large links. The large donuts are from MyELEMENTS, the green howlite beads are from Michaels, the white links are actually scrapbooking materials found in the Hobby Lobby clearance bin, and the silver links are metal blanks for stamping, also from Hobby Lobby. Any of these could make a great statement piece.

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