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Celebrity Craft Professional Mark Montano’s latest book the Big-Ass Book of Bling is full of enough projects to cover you in bling from head to toe! Learn how easy it is to turn some wire and beads into a luxe necklace! Visit our friend Mark Montano’s website for even more crafty and DIY bling ideas!
This project is perhaps the most conservative piece in this entire book. It’s something you could give to your mom on Mother’s Day or even your grandmother. In fact, when I’m done writing this, I think I’ll send them each one. Trust me on this, it’s a lot easier to make than it looks!
- 1 ½ yards of 18 gage gold wire per necklace
- 25-35 crystal beads per necklace
- Wire cutters
- Fat Sharpie marker
- 1 gold lobster claw closure
Read How to Make it After the Jump…
Wrap your wire around your fat Sharpie marker to make something that looks like a spring.
Slip it off of the marker and with your wire cutters, cut across the spring at the same point to create your large links. Basically these are really big jump rings, which you can use for other projects, too.
Slip a crystal bead on a link and close. If the bead doesn’t slip entirely on the ring, tuck the other end of the link into the hole in the bead and it will stay.
Keep adding crystal links to form your chain until you’ve reached your desired length.
Add 4-5 links without crystals at each end and then add your lobster claw.