Every time I enter a craft store I could and do go nuts. But whenever I enter the Bead aisle I suddenly get hit with nausea, discomfort and impaired to not being able to think. Between all the options (in which none are exactly what you're looking for) and the child nearby screaming because they can't touch any of the interesting shiny things (which may or may not be one of my children), I become delirious and start grabbing everything that are the makings for half of ten different pieces. sigh.
I was really hoping to find wide AND flat teardrops beads... nope (of course). So I settled with thick and long tear drops. They only had a few color options, so I decided to go with the clear beads and used finger nail polish to change the colors to a white and soft pink, in order to give it a little color but still some-what neutral. I also grabbed beads that I had no idea what I would do with, because I have a problem.....but that's a different post about hoarding.
So I went home and started painting, cutting, bending, trying, snipping, retrying and resulted with this new beauty! Isn't she pretty? [the necklace, not me of course!]
Now, this leaves me with this to say, this is my first tutorial (yay! exciting!) but if there is anything I need to clarify please let me know! This post is going to be packed full with photos to follow along to, but If something is unclear don't hesitate to ask!
- 45 teardrop beads (15 per flower)
- Jewelry Pliers
- 2 Eye Pins
- 4 Jump Rings
- 1 Clasp
- Jewelry Glue (depending on the beads you choose, you may not need this, you will see later why I needed this)
17. Determine the length you would like your necklace to be, and cut to pieces of chain in identical lengths.
18. On the end of each chain, ad a jump ring
19. Attach the jump ring connected to the chain to the back of you flowers on one side towards the top.
20. Do the same with the other piece of chain to the other side.
21. On the other end of your two chains, attach a jump ring and a clasp. You're all done!!