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Add elegance to that little black dress.
Wear this necklace to add elegance to that little black dress or for day wear mix it with jeans and a tee and a touch of emerald eye-shadow to give you a little spring in your step and instant glamour.

Posted by Beads Unlimited from Brighton, England, United Kingdom • Published See Beads Unlimited's 96 projects »
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  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pearl & Chain Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a 40cm length of chain. Using the round nose part of your multi pliers open a 7mm jump ring, attach to one end of the chain and add a trigger clasp, close the jump ring. Attach a 7mm jump ring to the other end of the chain.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pearl & Chain Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fill an eyepin with beads starting with the largest for the centre of the necklace. You need 19 beaded eyepins, pick out your beads according to size thread them onto an eyepin. Trim the eyepin 1cm above the bead. Arrange them to create an even fan shape with the longer eyepins in the centre and the shortest on the outside to ensure you have a symmetrical piece.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pearl & Chain Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pick up your longest eyepin. Using your pliers curl the top of the eyepin into a loop. Find the centre of your 40cm length of chain and attach the eyepin. Attach the next eyepin to third link along from the previous eyepin adding your chosen beads in the same way. Work out from the centre to make sure your necklace is symmetrical.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pearl & Chain Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut 54cm of chain. Measure 4cm along the beaded chain from the first eyepin, open a 5mm jump ring and attach the 54cm length of chain. Close the jump ring.
    Using the round nose part of your pliers, open the bottom of the first eyepin on your necklace, measure 5cm along the 54cm length attach to the bottom of the first beaded eyepin and close the loop.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pearl & Chain Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure 2cm along the 54cm length and attach in the same way to the next eyepin. Work along the necklace but use 2.5cm for the centre 4 loops to allow space for the larger beads. For the last loop, measure 4cm along the top chain and 5cm of the looped chain, join together with a 5mm jump ring. Trim any excess chain.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pearl & Chain Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Thread a small bead onto a headpin. Using your cutters trim approximately 1cm above the bead. With the round nose part bend into a loop and attach it to the first looped section between the beaded eyepins. Make 18 more. Attach the headpins with the largest beads in the middle to mirror the fan shape.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pearl & Chain Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is what your finished necklace should look like.

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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Thanks Soccerqueen! A fine endorsement!
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Hanna No H
Hanna No H · Oakdale, Minnesota, US · 40 projects
It's so beautiful! It looks so complicated to make, but the great thing is it's not!
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Becsta!
Becsta! · Clarkefield, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
Thats Beautiful! I will definatley be making this!
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Nilüfer
Nilüfer · Ankara, Ankara Province, TR · 31 projects
gorgeous!
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Lipthink
Lipthink · Austin, Texas, US · 11 projects
Great project! It hangs beautifully!
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Stacy H.
Stacy H. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 23 projects
I love all your projects.............thank you for the wonderful ideas!
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Kaylaa
Kaylaa · Mississauga, Ontario, CA · 7 projects
wow,
i kept seeing this but was intimidated but it really isnt that hard looking.
cant wait to try it
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Beads Unlimited
Beads Unlimited · Brighton, England, GB · 97 projects
Thanks for all your 'Wows!' everybody!
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happyliltoaster
happyliltoaster · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US · 5 projects
WOW! Definitely makes me want to start beading!
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Rachael H.
Rachael H. · 5 projects
wow, it's not even that difficult to make! LETS DO IT.
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