Hi, I am very excited that I am going to share a pretty craft with you guys. Look at this braided beaded necklace, and it is really simple to finish. So I cannot wait to show it to you. I believe it is a good choice for green hands to start your first step. Try it!
Supplies needed in making braided beaded necklace:
–Seed beads (at least 2 colors)
-8mm jump rings
-10mm jump ring
-26 gauge jewelry wire
– 7 inch (17.78 centimeter) strand of chain
Step 1: add jewelry wire to the chain
Firstly, cut off the jewelry wire with 20cm length.
Secondly, thread the wire into the one end of the chain, and make two to four loops around the chain fix them tightly.
Thirdly, trim off the excessive wire and flatten them to ensure the safety.
Step 2: slide seed beads
Firstly, slide seed beads onto the jewelry wire.
Secondly, repeat the above steps to make five other beaded wires and ensure there are two colors, as the pictures shows.
Step 3: braid the beaded strands
Firstly, connect each pair strands tightly to ensure the smooth progress of the braiding.
Secondly, put the right pair strands over the middle pair.
Thirdly, put the new left pair strands over the new middle pair.
Fourthly, repeat the braiding to the ends of the strands.
Step 4: attach each wire to the end of the chain.
Step 5: add jump ring and clasp
Firstly, flatten these wrapped wires.
Secondly, open a jump ring and attach it to one end of the chain.
Thirdly, attach the jewelry clasp and connect it with jump ring.
Then it is done!!
Ok, are you familiar to these steps? You can change the colors of seed beads according to your choice. As for me, it is great. So are you going to try to make this necklace and go out with wearing it?
Tutorial source: http://www.ehow.com/ehow-style/blog/sweet-and-simple-easy-diy-braided-beaded-necklace/