Let’s not wait till your Murano glass beads, and designer pave beads start fading from Swarovski elite collection, and do something exciting with them. You may think that they are useless just because they are not being weaved into a particular finished form (bracelets, pendants, anklets, etc.) You never knew that you could convert these loose jewelry beads into beautiful pendants at home and the surprising part is, you won’t need any expensive tool either. You can utilize your head pins/bobby pins and so enjoy every day wearing a new custom pendant necklace.
6 Steps to Make Bead Pendants
In general, jewelry making is fun, and if you learned the skill to synchronize the beads around your neck proportion, then you’re a great crafter as well. Sometimes, the most simple-looking things can ask you for a challenge, but you should not be stopping at what looks difficult. Learn, how to trick, cheat Swarovski crystal beads and transform them into a pendant by following the steps structure wise.
Alright enough of the talk, let the fancy game begins.
Step # 1 - Use Thin Head Pins and Select Your Beads
It is recommended to use head pins that are skinny (narrow in width) that has at least 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm) of length above the bead to make the wrapped wire loop sleekly. It’s your choice if you want to use plain or ornamental head pins. Same you can do while selecting the type of beads. Matte or glass beads, Squaredell’s, silver/gold plated Roundel’s or may be certain Gemstones that vary in physical properties as well.
A cool bead show can only pull off well if you know how to cut clutter. Just be sure that whatever choices you’ll make in the beginning, they are going to be crucial in putting the pendant together.
Step # 2 - Slide the Beads One by One onto the Head Pin
Move onto the second step. Once you’ve carefully selected your beads and pins. Start sliding beads slowly onto the head pins and string the bead onto the head pin so that the bottom of the bead gets fixed against the ‘head’ of the head pin. If your bead hole is smaller or larger than the head of the head pin, you will have to skip this step and laid back again onto the first one.That’s why you need to focus on your goals clearly from the start.
Step # 3 - Take Hold of Round Chain Nose Pliers
Chain nose pliers referred to as flat-nosed pliers is a quality tool that you should buy ASAP as its applications are enormous in making beads pendants in bulk for a kick off starting a jewelry business. These chain nose pliers are useful in many pendant’s wire wrapping.
Grasp the head pin by the nose of the tool and ready for a surprise. Grasp directly above the bead and with your fingers bend the top of the head pin at 90-degree angle. You can get your hands on it from available jewelry making supplies and tools online and buy them cheap. It’s easy to work with them especially when processing a thin bead wire pendant.
Step # 4
- Reposition Nose Pliers for making A Wire Loop
Remember that nose pliers are adjustable and they do
multiple jobs for crafting a piece. Reposition the pliers and place it above
the bend of the head pin. In this way, the bottom jaws of the pliers should
grasp the top of the wire loop between the jaws. Grasp the loop between the
jaws of the nose pliers. Grasp the wire end with the chain nose pliers.
You can bend multiple wires at a single time, but we
would suggest you go easy on every move you make. This is your first time
making a bead pendant, and we don’t want a mishap.
Step # 5 - Wrap the Wire Ends Two to Three Times
You’re close to the end. Hold firmly on both pliers. Bring the wire's end within the chain nose around the standing wire and begin wrapping the wire end and make it a goof two-to-three times wraps with force.
Step#6- Slide Your Pendant Onto The ChainCongratulations on making your first perfect bead pendant! It’s time to give the pendant a slippery slide onto the chain (any stringing material you’d like to glide your pendant in). You can try various stringing materials with your pendant to see which one is suitable. In the future, you can remove it when you get turned off from the design and create a new one to uphold versatility at jewelry making.
See, how you made a perfect bead pendant in less than ten minutes and we already appreciate your jewelry making skills.