DIY: B&W Color Block Necklace

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Black and white color combinations are hot right now.  You’ve probably seen it in just about every shopping mall you’ve been too lately.  I spotted this necklace, or one similar, while out shopping  on a lady out doing a little shopping herself.  Her necklace was Gorgeous!  I wanted to take out my credit card and ask how much but I didn’t think that would go so well. Instead I  casually eyed her down until I had all the details figured out. I think she may have noticed me starring, because shortly after she made her way across the store! Unfortunate but it had to be done.  Check out the steps below:

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Things you need:

  • 4mm round gold beads
  • 18mm glass beads in black and clear (11 of each)
  • Crimp tubes
  • 2 jump rings
  • Clasp
  • Pliers
  • Beading String ( I used clear monofilament)
  • Small link chainDSCN3932

1. Cut a long piece of  string and start threading your beads. Begin with a clear bead then a gold bead.

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3. Continue stringing your beads until you’ve used all your clear beads.

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4. When you have all your clear beads strung they should be in this pattern: clear bead, gold bead, clear, gold, etc…

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5. Start adding your black beads. Make sure there is a gold bead in between every black and clear bead.

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6. You should have 11 clear beads and 11 black beads strung. Now its time to add our crimp tubes.

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7. Slide your string through your crimp tube then back down to create a loop. Then press your crimp tube flat with your pliers.

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8. Pull your string through your first bead then cut the remaining string.

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9.  Using the loop you created with your crimp tube attach your clasp and chain to either end.

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Finished!  A beautiful piece of jewelry to add to my growing collection!  Might need to do a DIY on jewelry storage because I’m running out of space! Happy Crafting!

 

 

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