There is something about Spring that makes me want to be a little more “girly” than usual. And you can’t get much more romantic than pearls and roses.
- Bead Strand-Freshwater Pearl-Cultura-Med
- Bead Strand-Freshwater Pearl-Champagne-Med
- Bead Strand-Freshwater Pearl-White-Large
- Bead Strand-Freshwater Pearl-Cultura-Large
- Bead Strand-Freshwater Pearl-White-Med
- Focal Beads-Round Filigree-Silver-8mm
- Darice® Accessory Flowers – Ivory Satin Ruffle Roses
- Crimp Beads-Silver-1.3mm
- Toggle Clasp-Rope-Sterling Silver-16mm
- 7 Strand Beadalon® Wire-Silver Clear-.015 in
- Steel Cable Chain-Silver Plated-21.81mm x 6 ft
- Czech Bead Strand-Fire Polished-Crystal-4mm – optional
- Large Clear Beads of Your Choice
- Ivory Thread
- Bead Stopper
- Crimp Tool
- Wire Cutters
For some reason my camera wants us to see the pinks, peaches and creams a little more gold than they actually are but that is OK since it lets you see the texture and difference in color a little better. If you click on the photo in this post twice it should show up large enough for you to see the details.
Cut a length of chain. The length of the chain will depend on how long you want your necklace.
On one beaded strand put on a clear bead and a crimp bead.
OR you can use a bead reamer to make the hole in the last pearl large enough to accommodate the beading wire.
Thread the beading wire through the very bottom link of chain (inspect the link to make sure it is completely closed with no gaps for the wire to fall through). Push the wire back through the crimp and first bead.
Crimp and cut off excess wire.
Repeat for the other two strands and then repeat for the second side.
Add the clasp to the end of the chain.
To attach the roses I sewed through them with ivory thread and sewed them directly to the chain. When adding the second, smaller rose be sure to stitch the two roses together for added stability.
And that’s that. A perfect necklace for your favorite spring outfit, Easter Sunday or as a Mother’s Day gift!Google+