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sure to get you noticed if you are out for a morning coffee or a night on the tiles!
Lengths of plastic coated wire are filled up with 8mm beads, made into loops and joined into chain links. This is the perfect opportunity to master your crimping pliers to create a simple to make necklace. It is sure to get you noticed if you are out for a morning coffee or a night on the tiles!

Posted by Beads Unlimited from Brighton, England, United Kingdom • Published See Beads Unlimited's 96 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Cut 20 cm of plastic coated wire, thread on fourteen 8mm gun metal beads and a
    black antique crimp.

  • Step 2

    Pass one end of the wire through the crimp, and each end through two beads either side of the crimp.
    Pull tight.

  • Step 3

    Place the crimp in the inner part of the pliers and squeeze. It should make a u-shape. Place in the outer part of the pliers, and fold the “u” into a round-shape. To secure, squeeze firmly with the flat part at the front of the pliers.
    Trim the wire.

  • Step 4

    Cut 15cm of plastic coated wire, thread on eleven 8mm
    jet beads and a black antique crimp. Pass one end through the centre of your gun metal link, follow steps 2 and 3 to close the crimp.

  • Step 5

    Cut 20cm of plastic coated wire, thread on twelve 8mm pearl miracle beads and a black antique crimp.
    Pass one end through the centre of your pearl link,
    follow steps 2 and 3 to close the crimp.

  • Step 6

    Continue to add links until you have 20 in total. To make your necklace into a continuous loop, with your last linked section, pass through the last link on both ends.
    Finish with a pearl link, a black link and a pearl link.
    Follow steps 2 and 3 to close the crimp.

  • Step 7

    This is what your necklace should look like.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
lovely, thanks for sharing and the how to;-D
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