DIY Bauble Necklace. Inspirational Instructions!
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You will need:Swarovski Pearls 12mm (3pcs)
Stack your designs on the ball pins, 4mm Bicone, Pearl until they are all on. Bend your pins back at a 90 degree angle then make a loop with your round nose pliers. Set aside
Emily's tip: "When I have to make a bunch of the same thing over-and-over I like to make them as if it were an assembly line... stack my designs then bend them all back then make all my loops. That way I am not constantly changing tools"
Lay your chain flat; each of your pearls are going to applied on the chain links that are going same direction.
Emily's Tip: " to successfully make a bauble necklace I have found that I have the best luck when all of my beads are on the same side of each link"
Now add your beads. Find the center of the necklace and add one of the 12mm pearls. It will be on the link solo. on each side of that single pearl add a 10mm & 8mm pearl to the same think. They will be sharing the link together. Then you only have 2, 12mm pearls left. Add them to the links on each side of that. Your center is complete.
Emily says: "I always start in the middle and work a little on the left and a little to the right. I want to watch my design grow."
Up each side of the necklace you add two 8mm pearls on the same link, then one 10mm pearl on a single link until you run out of 10mm pearls. Then add on a few 8mm pearls to the ending links so the necklace really has a graduated look to it.
Apply your hook to the back side and enjoy!
Have fun with all the different colors Swarovski had to offer!