Embrace your inner chameleon as you wear this necklace and experience the ever-changing colors of mood beads. This floating necklace is created out of a color combination of Czech glass and bead caps that were chosen to always complement the color changes of your Mirage beads. The seed beads' ab finish enhances the hues, and the golden bead caps highlight the mood beads. This kit teaches you the tricks to create a perfectly even floating necklace using quality, long-lasting ingredients.
The finished necklace measures 16 inches, but you can easily add chain to make it longer.
You will need either jeweler's glue or clear nail polish - not included in the kit.
step 1 Make an overhand knot at the end of your silk, opposite the needle. Slide a beadtip on to the silk. The knot will fit inside the cup of the bead tip. Slide one seed bead, one pony bead, one 6mm glass bead, one pony bead and one seed bead on to the silk. After the seed bead, make another overhand knot.
Slide the measuring straw included with your kit on to the silk. Using the hatpin, slide an overhand knot down to the straw, then remove the straw.
For how-to instructions, watch our floating bead necklace tutorial video.
step 2 Slide one seed bead, one scalloped beadcap, one mirage bead, one scalloped bead cap and one seed bead. (make sure the small end of the bead caps are placed in the holes of the mood bead with the seed beads sitting snug in the large end of the bead caps) After the seed bead, make another overhand knot.
Slide the measuring straw on to the silk. Using the hatpin, slide an overhand knot down to the straw, then remove the straw.
Continue this pattern until you have used up all of your beads.
step 3 After the last set of beads, string a beadtip on to the silk. Make a knot and use your hatpin to slide the knot into the cup of the beadtip. Apply a small drop of glue (or clear nail polish) to each knot on the ends of your necklace and allow the glue to dry. Trim the ends of the silk.
Attach the jumpring to the beadtip on one end of your necklace.
step 4 Attach the springring clasp to the beadtip on the other end of your necklace.
Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.