Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes
How to Make a Pearl & Glass Beaded Necklace
Bright red glass beads bring the perfect pop of color to these beautiful white freshwater pearl beads! This necklace is the perfect accessory to dress up a casual outfit, but is elegant enough for special event like a wedding.
Measure out a 24” section of bead wire.
String a crimp bead
String a crimp bead through the wire followed by the clasp.
Secure the crimp
Bring the bead wire back through the crimp and crimp the bead.
String beads on the wire
Start the pattern of beads with 3 small pearls and 1 crystal. Repeat this pattern 8 times.
Start the next pattern
Start the next pattern of 1 crystal, 1 small pearl, 1 crystal, 1 rondelle, 1 pearl rondelle, 1 crystal, 1 rondelle, 1 large pearl, 1 rondelle and then the focal bead.
Create the pattern in reverse
Center your focal bead and repeat the pattern in reverse.
Add a crimp bead
Add a crimp bead and double jump ring.
Bring the wire back through
Bring the bead wire back through the crimp bead and several beads.
Crimp bead and snip any excess wire.