disco double strand
November 27 2012, 10:13 pm
give me that stuff. that sweet funky stuff.
the request was for a double strand necklace with more shine and sparkle. and who am i to refuse? the recipient of this sweet piece is a big believer in gold chain, black, and glitter. time to rethink the ribbon construction of previous versions for something with a bit more 'tude. the chain is really the only difference, and although it was minimally more complicated to construct, it still didn't take an hour to throw together.
- sparkly spacers
- 10mm, 18mm, 22mm plastic beads
- 1 16mm toggle clasp
- 4 6mm jumprings
- about a foot of 6mm curb chain cut in half(couldn't find this on the internet anywheres. this came from beads world in NYC)
- 2ft. elongated box chain (make sure that this fits in the smallest bead hole!)
- 2 pairs of flat needle nose pliers, 1 pair of wire cutters
- using the needle nose pliers, twist open all the jump rings. with 2 of them, attach each end of the toggle to a piece of curb chain. set aside.
- at the end of the box chain, pinch the last link flat. this will help threading it through the smaller beads.
- at the other end of the box chain, twist closed a jump ring on the last link.
- string the top row of beads. close the last jump ring on the first link that's clear from the beads. use the cutters to clip the excess chain off.
- head back to the jump ring on the left side of the box chain. twist it open. add one side of the curb chain, and the non-pinched side of the box chain.position the chains on the ring as shown.
- thread the bottom row of beads.
- when the last bead is strung, twist open the jump ring. add the other side of curb chain, and the first open link on the box chain.
- position the chains as shown above, and trim off the excess box chain.
this girl is begging to get on the dance floor. not to worry- there are many wild nights in her future.