DIY Delicate Alphabet Necklaces

Hello, hello! Today, I will share these delicate alphabet necklaces with you. This a quick and easy alphabet project shared by Kathie who is really a beautiful jewelry maker. These kinds of necklaces can spell out anything from the name of your favorite or your favorite food name. They were love at first sight and must be a “special for you” gift for Mother’s Day. Layered necklaces become more and more popular this year. Would you like to have a try? Now I’ll give some details on making this kind of alphabet necklace.
DIY Delicate Alphabet Necklaces
The Main Materials you will need:
alphabet beads (I used acrylic beads in black and gold)
more beads, end caps, nuts as arrange with the alphabet beads or to make a layered necklace
jewelry findings
chain
eyepins – the ones I used are 5cm long and hold up to 5 alphabet beads. For longer words use longer eyepins.
The Main Tools you will need:
Sidecutter
round nose pliers
chain nose pliers
Now let’s enjoy Kathie’s detail steps of how to make alphabet necklaces:
1. String the alphabet beads and any other beads onto an eyepin. Make sure there are about 2cm left at the end to create a second eye.
Need inspiration? How about: hope, love, rain, dream, diy, bff, pizza, cake, hello, roar, meow, cool, fancy, wow, yeah, xoxo, brave, tgif, smile …?
2. Make a second eye at the end of the pin. It’s not that complicated but I would advise you to practice it a few times beforehand. To make an eye, grip the pin with the chain nose pliers right behind the last bead and bend the remaining pin into an 45° angle. Now make a loop with the round nose pliers until the end of the pin points downwards, cut away the excess wire using the sidecutter and maybe correct slightly with the chain nose pliers again. Here’s also a nice video tutorial.
3. Pick the chain up, that you want to use and cut it open at the exact opposite of the clasp. Use the sidecutter for that. The necklace has now two ends. String the last loop of each end onto an eye of the eyepin.
4. Start over and make another! The alphabet necklaces look great alone and layered. Try out a few combinations with your existing necklaces ore make new ones to accompany them. For the one with the meow necklace I just put two end caps with a large bead in between onto an eyepin. Easy peasy.
This project is made by Kathie, tutorial source: http://curiousandcatcat.blogspot.de/2015/04/alphabet-necklaces-diy.html

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