to show you how to make this super cool Murano Glass Bead and
Freshwater Pearl “Love” Necklace– and give you the chance to WIN ONE!
Here’s how I made this CUTE ‘Love’ Necklace…
- thick silver (or silver-coated) wire
- thin silver (or silver-coated) wire
- silver chain- cut into 8″ and 6″ sections
- 2 beads (I used a murano glass bead and freshwater pearl)
- lobster clasp
- pliers (round-tipped and needle-nosed)
- wire clippers
- jewelry hammer (or a hammer with a smooth face)
- jewelry hammering block (or thick piece of metal to hammer on)
hammered it with my jewelry hammer.
loop around the tip of my pliers.
end of the loop and then slipped the
bead on the long part of the wire, then
made another loop on the other side of the bead.
pendant. I put the wire through the
hole on the pearl and then folded the
edges up and made a loop on top of the pearl.
the pearl and then clipped off the extra.
I made on one side of the glass bead and then
attached my cute little dangle pendant to the “love” with
the loop on the other side of the bead (clipping off the excess wire).
links were too small to attach directly to the thick wire
(if your chain is bigger you can just attach the links
directly to the loops on the ends of “love”) so I made
little wire attachment for each end. To make these, I used the
thin wire to make a loop around my pliers tip, then twisted
the wire around the top of the loop to hold it securely.
slipped it through the link at the end of the 8″ chain,
wrapped it in the middle, then clipped off the excess.
This formed a figure 8 with extra wraps in the center to
hold it secure (this is what you see on the end of the chain).
through the loop of the “L” and then used the flat-tipped
pliers to pinch the loop on the “L” shut. I used the
same technique to attach the 6.5″ chain to the “e.”
I made a little wire attachment just like I did to
attach the “love.” Then for the other side
I made a similar wire attachment, but
made one of the loops large enough for the
clasp to go through it. And it’s ready to go!
in your life! It would also be fun to make them with
different words, like “Mom,” “sister,” or someone’s name.
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