Neon Geometric NecklaceJuly 20, 2013 12:39 pm Crafts, Crafts to Wear, Jewelry Making, Mother's Day, Techniques and Mediums
By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.
Geometric shapes are very popular in jewelry right now. This multifaceted bead is easy to make and a great summer project for the teens in your life. These can be made in a half an hour and by using the nylon coated wire, the beads string themselves. Use neon colors of clay and you’ll be right on trend.
Start by cutting a square of clay right off the block. Start making cuts to create the multifaceted look. Once the shape desired is complete, use the nylon coated wire to pierce a hole in the bead. Continue making beads in this fashion.
I placed the beads on the wire in the finished pattern and spaced them out the way I wanted the finished necklace to look. Then I cut the wire and place the entire necklace, wire and all into the oven and baked according to the instructions on the package.
I found that the nylon melted a little and holds the finished beads in place.
Once the necklace is cool, I used crimp beads to attach a jump ring and lobster clasp to finish the piece.