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DIY: How to Make A Beaded Necklace

This Christmas I have all kinds of gift ideas that you can make by yourself, things that aren’t to complicated and can be easily personalized. Make your friends and family feel special and loved with this colorful beaded necklace!

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Christmas Gift Idea
The great thing about necklaces is that you can use different styles and colors of beads for every person. I chose small  multicolored glass beads, I love them because the package comes with so many colors that I can use them all mixed up or choose just the yellow beads or the blue ones and make different styles for each necklaces.

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Steps:
1. Cut three pieces of the beading wire. The first one 10” long, the second one 14” long and the last one 18” long. These three pieces of wire will be hanging at different heights. If you want to try something simpler, make just one beaded strip, it looks really really cute too. (See step #4)
Then fill the strips of wire with beads. Leave 2” on each side side empty of beads, this way you can close the necklace later.
Tip. Use a binder clip to hold the beads in place. 

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2. Lets close the ends! Put a crimp bead on the end of the beading wire, then loop the wire and pass the excess back through the crimp bead. Hide the excess wire inside the beads and then crush the crimp bead using the needle nose pliers. Do the same on each side of beaded wire.

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3. All three beaded wires should look like the image in step #3
4. Now it’s time to add the chain. Use the jump rings to connect the chain and the beaded wire. If you want a necklace that closes and opens, add a clasp at the end of the chain. I didn’t use a clasp because I made a long necklace, I used 22” of chain, you can try that too.
Listo! Your necklace is ready!

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If you have any question send me a message  ♥ ♥ ♥  I hope you have a great weekend. xoxo, Elba.

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