Tutorial: Chain beading for pretty beaded jewelry

Howdee doo da! I come to you guys with yet another tutorial. This is a wire chain beading tutorial for making jewelry like how I made my necklace. My favorite necklaces and chokers from Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright were all made by chain beading, but because I have little to no knowledge about jewelry making, it took me just about three years to comprehend how the technique is done. Once you know how, it’s super easy!

  •  First, let’s start of with materials. The basic things you should have are wire, pliers, and beads. I am asked often about where my beads are from. I buy all of my pearl beads from Michaels craft stores. I buy Crystazzi brand ones in the 6mm size.

  • Choose what wire color you want to go with for your project. use your pliers to cut a length of wire. It should be long enough to fit your bead and make two loops.

  •  Take your needle nose pliers and wrap the bottom of your wire to make a little loop.

  • Now thread your first bead in

  • Determine a good length for another loop, and cut off the excess

  • Loop the other side, and now you have the general idea!

  • Here’s where the chaining comes in. To continue your chain, repeat what you just did by cutting another length of wire and making a loop at the bottom. This time, allow your loop to connect with the loop of your first piece.

  • Tadaa! Just like that. After you get the hang of it, just keep going until you reach your desired length.

  • Here’s the final piece!

  • Remember that you’re not limited in your creativity! Your beads can be different colors, different shapes, and different sizes. For added fun, you can link charms into your piece also!

tagged as: how to do stuff. tutorial. Crafts. jewelry.

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