Learn how to start and end up with a beaded locket or bracelet with this newbie’s jewelry-making guide. This beaded jewelry-making guide includes step-by-step tutorials for 3 easy approaches to begin and complete a beaded pendant or bracelet; infinity, clamshell knot covers, and utilizing crimp beads and pliers.
These DIY jewelry-making tutorials and concepts are ideal for beginners of any age. Below are 3 simple ways to start and complete beaded jewelry:
Clamshell knot covers
Crimp beads and pliers
How you choose to start and finish each beaded pendant or bracelet will depend upon the materials that you are using, the supplies you have available, and your individual preference. In-depth DIY jewelry-making tutorials for each jewelry-making technique follow.
We recommend first having a look at each approach prior to deciding which jewelry-making strategy you wish to attempt first. Next, gather the supplies you need, prepare your beaded pattern, and make your own wearable beaded art!
HOW TO START AND FINISH AN INFINITY NECKLACE OR BRACELET
INFINITY JEWELRY MAKING MATERIALS
An infinity pendant or bracelet is the easiest way to make a pendant. An infinity necklace is a perpetual loop without a clasp. All you need to do is tie a knot, and you are great to go.
You will need the beads and bead stringing products listed below to make an infinity locket or bracelet. If you are making a bracelet, use the stretch cord. Otherwise, you can not remove the bracelet once you have actually tied it on.
INFINITY NECKLACE OR BRACELET TUTORIAL
Utilize a monofilament line (fishing string), a beading needle and thread, or a stretchy cord to make an infinity locket. Connect a double or triple knot at one end of the line, or tie a knot around a small seed bead, to get going. Next, string enough beads onto the line, thread, cord, or string, to make a locket or bracelet.
If you are making a bracelet or a pendant that you can not slip over your head, you will require to use an elastic cord, or you will require to cut it to remove it. To make an infinity locket with a monofilament or fishing line, you must string it long enough to fit over your head when it is tied together.
To end up, tie the pendant or bracelet together. Ensure you start with a section of fishing string or stretch cord that is at least 6 inches longer than the length of the pendant or bracelet that you intend to make.
HOW TO MAKE AN INFINITY NECKLACE OR BRACELET
Tie a double or triple knot at one end of the fishing line, beading thread, or stretch cord.
String beads onto the fishing string, beading thread, or stretch cord.
Tie the ends of the monofilament line, beading thread, or stretchy cord together to complete your infinity necklace or bracelet.