Make It: Pendant Necklace

Every time I wear this necklace, I get compliments, which cause me to turn into a super craft nerd and exclaim I made it myself!

I was invited to a bead trunk show and told the attendant I’d like to make a pendant necklace and to steer me toward all the supplies I would need. It was my first attempt at necklace making and two years later it hasn’t fallen apart. That’s a good thing.

I needed wire, crimp beads, clasp, pendant, beads and the ability to evenly string on the beads to a length that wouldn’t choke me or feel too heavy when wearing. I’m not a jeweler, but I think necklaces are easier to make than bracelets, because the piece can be a little longer or shorter without having a negative effect. A too short or too long bracelet can be troublesome for thin or larger wrists.

If you have never made any jewelry, but would like to, I would say start with a necklace (and then share a photo of it with me)!

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1 Comment

  1. James L
    April 6, 2006 at 8:44 am

    do you ever use real stones for your jewelry? what do you do with all your crafts? do you give them away to friends and family?

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