Simple Bead Necklace

by Kirstin Isabel Kestner
(Hazlet, NJ)

Stunning Simple Bead Necklace

Stunning Simple Bead Necklace

Need a quick and easy beaded necklace design idea? Try this stunning yet simple bead necklace made of green glass beads and jewelry making chain.

Jewelry Making Inspiration

This was a special request from my favorite customer, my mother. She found a stretch bracelet with these rectangular green glass beads on it at a flea market. The bracelet didn’t fit, but she loved the beads.

So of course she bought it for the beads and gave it to me to 'create something' for her. I mixed the green beads with some of the other beads and findings I had and mom ended up with a new necklace.

Jewelry Making Supplies

Materials Used for This Necklace:
6 24mm x 15mm glass beads
1 7mm flat round bead as a focal point
8 4mm x 8mm spacer beads
2 3mm x 6mm spacer beads for finishing the ends of the bead design
2 4mm round metal beads also for finishing the ends of the bead design
Silver tone chain
Lobster claw clasp
8.5 inch 20 gauge wire
1 tiny teardrop bead

Jewelry Making Instructions

How I Made It:
I used one length of 20 gauge wire, added all of the beads, and then looped the ends.

Then, I attached about 7.5 inches of chain to each of the looped ends of the beaded wire. I used a fairly sturdy and strong chain since the glass beads are quite heavy.

Finally, I added a lobster clasp, a little extra chain as an extension and a little metal teardrop bead to finish off the extension. The necklace measures about 24 inches plus a 1.5 inch extension.

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Easy and Simple Bead Necklace
by: Wanda


I love the green color of the glass beads! This bead jewelry design is simple elegance. Just goes to show that you don't need a lot of beads, or tools, to make great bead jewelry.

I am certain that your mother just loved this simple chain and bead necklace. What a wonderful story she'll tell her friends!


Pretty Simple Glass Bead Necklace
by: Wanda


Thank you so much for entering your beautiful bead jewelry design in the August 2011 Beaded Jewelry Making Contest!

As beautiful as all of the bead design entries are, only one can be chosen as the winning design entry.

So, here is the winning entry, Easy Leather and Magnesite Bead Necklace, which happens to be your design too!

Thanks for entering two gorgeous bead jewelry designs!

Whatever else you do, have fun beading!


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