So I actually made this necklace last November for an event in Bangkok, but never got round to making a tutorial from it. Pearl necklaces have been around for ages now, and made bigger (literally) by Chanel’s Spring 2014 collection. However, to rock or glam up these safe pearl necklaces, studs and even safety pins (like Tom Binns) have been added to give the pearls an edgier look.
I decided to create my easy DIY tutorial , which took only 10 minutes to make! Read on:
What you need:
- 34 pearls
- 18 spiked cone beads
- Clear beading string (non-stretchable)
- 1 lobster clasp
- 2 end clasps
- 2 jumprings
- 2 small crimp beads
- flat-nosed pliers
Don’t cut the string yet! Just start threading the beads. I started with 1 spiked cone stud followed by 2 pearls. Repeat until you have threaded it all.
Once all the beads have been threaded through the beading string, cut the string. Leave a little bit of string at both ends in case of slight mistakes.
Slide a small crimp bead onto one end of the string. I didn’t have any smaller crimp beads so made do with the one shown.
Use the pliers to crimp the crimp bead! This is to ensure to stop the end of the string. Do the same for the other end.
Take the end clasp and put it next to the crimped end. Use the pliers to fold the end clasp inwards on top of the string! Cut the leftover string.
Attach a jumpring to the end clasp.
On the other end of the string, do the same by attaching a jumpring as well. Then attach the lobster clasp to it. You’re done!
Voila! Rock out in your pearl & stud necklace! x