simple beaded necklace

Hey, all! As promised, I’ve got a tutorial for a simple beaded necklace for ya!

You’ll need:

chain (I used 17″)
jump rings
an eye pin (mine was 5 cm long, often used for earrings)
3 small beads (mine were 8mm wide)
also a closure, not shown in this pic…oops!
Needle nose pliers and wire cutters

So first put the beads onto the eye pin…then trim it down about 1/2″ from the beads.

With the pliers, bend the wire to the side…

then grab the end of the wire and loop it around…

Squeeze the wire loop closed tightly…

Then with the wire cutters cut down the chains to (mine were 8.5″ long) and grab some jump rings. (you’ll need 4 total, I dropped one so it missed out on it’s photo op)

Then open one of the jump rings with your pliers and attach one end of the chain, and also one side of the beads, then close the ring.

It’ll look like this now! Then do the same with the other chain.

Grab your closure and the other two jump rings…

And attach them to the ends of the chains.

Then you’re all done!


  1. love the colors of the last image!

  2. that is really pretty! love the simplicity of it! turquoise is my favorite color too…with gold? fantastic!

  3. i like combination of gold and turquoise beads very much. my favorite hairpin is in this colors. 🙂

  4. Those beads are the perfect shade of turquoise. Not too in bright, thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Thank so much for the tutorial!

  6. super cute. i’m gonna have to make one (or several) of those!

  7. This is really cute! I’ve never tried jewelry making, but I’m going to have to now.

  8. Just yesterday I put an old chain in the garbage because I didn’t know what to do with it! Thanks for sharing this!

  9. Super Cute! How much do you think you spent on materials?

  10. Very cute. I love that you are getting into jewelry making now. I know where to come for tutorials if I move into making jewelry!

  11. Very cool. I love the turquoise! I always wondered what those pin things were used for. 🙂

  12. Beautiful! I can’t wait to get some stuff do be able to do this.

  13. This looks great and achievable- thanks- also a big thank you to you and Birdsong bows for the patterns I won- about to start on one right now!!!

  14. Thanks for a jewelry tutorial. I often walk the bead and jewelry making aisles at craft stores thinking “I’m going to buy stuff and make something” but I always get overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start. Now I know!

  15. Oooh, I really like this Jess. I’ve got to work more jewelry into my wardrobe so I can be cool like you!

  16. tijerasycuchara says

    ¡¡Fantastic yourks !!
    have a good day

  17. Looks great, thanks for the inspiration! I am always intimidated by beading but I really want to do more!


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