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Beautiful in Simplicity
This necklace can be redone in many different colors and designs by changing the pearls into beads or small charms. I have made these into 10 totally different necklaces for family members. :-)

TIP: For keeping track of your wire, paint each wire tip at the bottom with a different color finger nail polish :-)

Posted by Darling Niki from Clearwater, Florida, United States • Published See Darling Niki's 20 projects »
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  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather all supplies. Lay out beads in order you would like them to be placed on necklace.

    Cut beading wire in desired length of necklace plus 2 inches. You will lose approximately that much in the process.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Gather the three beading wire strands. Put on crimp bead and crimp the crimp bead.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Okay. We are going to go with the concept that the wires are called "A", "B" & "C". (If you painted you can refer to them by color).

    With the first bead, string on all three strands together.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    For your second bead, string only on strands "A" & "B".

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    For next bead, string only on strands "B" & "C".

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    For next bead string only strands "A" and "C".

    You will start to see the pattern emerge.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue this process until you have completed stringing all beads and are at the end of the necklace.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slide on a clam shell onto all three strands.

    Slide on a crimp bead and crimp. Trim your excess wire after crimp bead without effecting the bead itself (especially painted areas if you do color code).

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take other end and insert jump ring into clam shell hook and close hook.

  • How to make a pearl necklace. Pink & White Pearl Illusion Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Yay! Finished product! It looks wayyy more expensive than it cost to make!!!

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Darling Niki
Darling Niki · Clearwater, Florida, US · 20 projects
Thank you! Its one of my favorites and once you get the first one done you just keep on going with different variations. I average about 7 minutes each one now.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
This is really really pretty.
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