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The playful Wispy Pebbles necklace will add a touch of fun and frivolity to your outfit. With its playful combination of pebbles and wispy beading wire, it has really good balance and a light and airy feel.
But actually, the pebbles aren’t pebbles at all – they’re handmade papier mâché beads, so the necklace is light as a feather!

The Wispy Pebbles Necklace will really put your crimping technique to work!

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  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut two of each of the following lengths from the beading wire: 14cm, 13cm, 12cm, 11cm, 10cm, 9cm, 8cm and 7cm (5 ½”,5 1/8”,4 ¾”, 4 3/8”, 3 15/16”, 3 ½”, 3 3/16” and 2 ¾”).

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Working on one length at a time, line up both ends and string on a crimp tube.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Slide the crimp tube up towards the top forming a small loop. Make sure the two wires are sitting side by side inside the tube. Place the crimp in the second hole of the crimping pliers and squeeze to form two channels in the crimp tube.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Position the crimp in the top hole of the crimping pliers and squeeze firmly to fold the two channels into the centre.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    String a spacer bead and a crimp tube onto one of the wires.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slide the crimp tube to the end of the wire and crimp it.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat on the other wire. Prepare all the wires in the same way.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Lay the papier mache beads out on the bead board. Add a spacer bead between each one and also one at either end.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut a 30cm (12”) length of beading wire. String a crimp tube and wire guardian onto the wire and slide them to the end, leaving a 2.5cm (1”) tail. Crimp and then tug the long end to make sure it is secure.

    String a spacer bead, a papier mache bead and one of the prepared 7cm (2 ¾”) wires. Continue stringing in this pattern, replacing the 7cm wire with the next longest wire until you reach the centre bead. For the second side of the necklace, string the prepared wires after the spacer beads. Add the last spacer bead.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    String a crimp tube and wire guardian. Insert the wire back through the crimp tube and the last two papier mache beads.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Slide the crimp tube up to the last bead and pull the wire end to ease the beading wire snugly into the wire guardian. This will remove the slack from the necklace.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Crimp the crimp tube. Tug the necklace to make sure it is secure.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Trim the excess wire close to the bead.

  • How to make a wire necklace. Wispy Pebbles Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cut the chain in half and attach one piece to each side of the necklace with a jump ring. Attach the clasp to the other end of each chain.

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