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Modern Elegance Bridal Necklace | Jewelry Design Ideas

Modern Elegance Bridal Necklace

by Megan Piper

Swarovski's new colors for Spring / Summer 2014 are already all the rage in bridal jewelry. This lovely bridal floating bead necklace features Swarovski's glamorous and chic light silk and crystal rose gold bicones with rose gold pearls on classic silk cord to create this softly stunning piece. The necklace kit comes with 2 inches of goldfill chain, which makes the length adjustable.

If you've never made a floating bead necklace, we hope this beautiful combination of beads will motivate you to try it. Take a few minutes to view our floating bead necklace video for a demonstration given by our beading expert.

You will need either Hypo Cement or clear nail polish, which is not included in the kit.

1 14k goldfill 6mm springring clasp
2 inches goldfill cable style chain
2 14k goldfill small .028 hole beadtip
1 Griffin Silk size #6 light pink cord
9 Swarovski 4mm light silk bicone
8 Swarovski 5mm crystal rose gold 2X bicone
9 Swarovski 6mm round rose gold pearl
1 goldfill 1.5 inch thin headpin
1 hatpin
1/2" straw section

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step 1
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.
step 2
step 2
Make an overhand knot on the other side of the beadtip and use the hatpin to slide the knot down against the beadtip. String on a 4mm light silk bicone. Make an overhand knot and use the hatpin to slide the knot down against the bead.

Watch our floating bead necklace video for a how-to demonstration by our beading expert.
step 3
step 3
Slide the measuring stick - the piece of a straw included in kit - on to the silk. Using the hatpin, slide an overhand knot down to the straw, then remove the straw. String one 5mm crystal rose gold bicone on to the silk. Make an overhand knot and use the hatpin to slide the knot down against the bead.

step 4
step 4
Slide the measuring stick on to the silk. Using the hatpin, slide an overhand knot down to the straw, then remove the straw. String one 6mm rose gold pearl on to the silk. Make an overhand knot and use the hatpin to slide the knot down against the bead.

Repeat steps two, three and four until you have used all of your bicones and pearls - except for one rose gold pearl bead.

step 5
step 5
After the last knot, string a beadtip on to the silk. Make another knot and use your hatpin to slide the knot into the cup of the beadtip.
step 6
step 6
Apply a small drop of glue to each knot and allow to dry. Trim the ends of the silk.
step 7
step 7
Slide the remaining 6mm rose gold pearl on to the headpin. With a simple wire twist, attach the headpin to one end of the piece of chain.

Watch our wire twisted loop video for a how-to demonstration by our beading expert.
step 8
step 8
Attach the other end of the chain to one beadtip.
step 9
step 9
On the opposite end of your necklace, attach the springring clasp to the other beadtip.
finished
finished

You now have a convenient, adjustable clasp.


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