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Bead a filagree weeping eye necklace!
Inspired by Amanda Palmer, and using the materials from the Steampunk box from Blueberry Cove Beads, I decided to make a weeping eye necklace using the filigree pendant, eyeball charm, heart beads and tube beads from the kit.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1141 projects »
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  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this necklace, you'll need a filagree pendant in the rough shape of an eye, an eyeball charm or bead, some curved tube beads and any other crystals and pearls you'd like to add.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Have a few shots at arranging the beads before you begin to find a look you like.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Slip a pearl onto a headpin and using pliers, bend and twist the end into a loop.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat this for the remaining pearls.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a long length of gold or bronze wire and attach it to the bottom of the pendant by winding it through a few of the holes.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once secure, slip on the first pearl and knot in place.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach another pearl along the base and then bring the wire through to the front of the pendant.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    String a tube bead onto the wire and bring it back down into the pendant base in the middle.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach a third pearl bead here.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat this for the other side of the eye, attaching two more pearl beads and another tube bead.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Back at the corner of the eye, slide a tube bead onto the wire.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Slip on a crystal, another tube bead and a glass heart bead.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Slip a jump ring onto the end of the wire and bring the wire back down through the beads.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Thread the wire back through the the top of the pendant.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Attach another tube bead and crystal then bring the wire back down to the pendant.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Continue doing this along the top of the pendant to look like eyelashes, finishing at the other side with another tube bead, crystal, tube bead, heart bead and jump ring.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    String two more tube beads along the top of the pendant like you did at the bottom.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 18
    Step 18

    Attach a round pendant base in the centre of the pendant..

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 19
    Step 19

    Glue the eyeball charm in the middle of the round pendant base.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Weeping Eye Necklace - Step 20
    Step 20

    Attach a necklace clasp to the jump rings at either side of your pendant and it's ready to wear.

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