A beaded necklace! Well making it can be much easier than you think it is. Here’s how.
Look for wire, possibly stainless steel, coated with nylon. Or you can look for silk cords, which come in several different varieties of colors and thicknesses.
Before you cut in to your string, check the length of your necklace with an extra 4-8 inches. Make sure you have enough to clasp the stringing materials.
Now add 2 crimp beads, 1 clasp and the beads to build the necklace to it.
Now put on the beads on the threading material. First use a tiny bead, followed by a crimping bead and thereby followed by other beads in one inch gaps.
One end of the clasp is to be placed after the crimp bead, making a loop with the stringing material.
Now you have to place the end of the stringing material, through the clasp, followed by the bead-crimp-bead situation, followed by using the crimping tool/chain to put the beads in place. One dot of glue might be helpful, if you are using bead thread. If the beads are just left on the stringing material, it might cause them to rub against each other causing the necklace to break.
Choosing the beads and the layout of your design is essential before the stringing process, the use of a beading board can be beneficial allowing the design to be laid out and also measured, before stringing is completed.
After you are satisfied, just string them onto the necklace with just about a 3-4 inches gap in the end.
Next take a jump ring and using the bead-crimp-bead combo, try and push the remaining stringing materials into the holes of the bead just below the crimp bead.
Do not pull the threading material too tight. A small amount of slack must be left in the necklace. This leaves room for the beads to rotate and move on, ensuring they do not rub against each other, way too much. If the beading is done too tight, the round feeling to the necklace will be lost, and it might look angular instead.
Now crimp the second end, followed by cutting the stringing material with slush cutters. Cutting the wire too close to the crimp bead is not recommended. Leaving 1 inch of space is essential, as insurance to carefully hide the bead holes against breakage.
And there, your beaded necklace is ready!