Sunday, 20 October 2013

Letters and Love Notes

 And now onto necklaces. I found this lovely envelope charm and thought I just had to make a dangly necklace with it. This type is really simple. You need a few charms, a long length of chain (depending on how long you want the necklace to be), jump rings to attach the charms, head pins, bead caps and beads.
1. Attach a jump ring to each charm using two pairs of round or flat nose pliers to open and close ring. I have one of each.
2. Thread a bead cap, bead and another bead cap onto a head pin. Use wire cutters to cut off excess wire leaving enough to make loop, about 1-2cm. Make a loop using round nose pliers.
3. Thread all onto chain, and then join the ends of the chain using a jump ring. When it is long like this you do not need a clasp as it fits over the head.

I also made a smaller version of the necklace using a cute clock charm. This one has a toggle clasp. Attach to each end of the chain using jump rings. I like to attach a small bead charm to the clasp as well so it looks nice if you are wearing your hair up.

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