Making your own jewelry is a fun and rewarding way to express your personal style. Not only is it a great way to save money, but it’s also a fun way to show off your creative side. In this article, we will be showing you how to make a beautiful gold-filled necklace with Swarovski crystals. This project is perfect for the beginner jewelry maker and only requires a few simple steps. So gather your supplies and let’s get started!
Let’s Get Started!
To make a gold-filled necklace with Swarovski crystals, you will need the following supplies:
- Gold-filled beads
- Stringing wire
- Swarovski crystals
- Jump rings
- Crimp beads (#417 or #419)
- Chain nose pliers
- Cutter pliers
- Smasher pliers
- Round nose pliers
- Design board
Step 1: To start, lay out the beads and crystals in your desired pattern on the design board or another soft surface to avoid damage.
Step 2: Cut the stringing wire or thread about 6” longer than your necklace length.
Step 3: Next, pick up the beads and crystals one by one and start threading your stringing wire through the center until you are finished with all.
Step 4: Once all of the beads are in place, use a pair of chain nose pliers to attach a jump ring to each end of the wire.
Step 5: Finally, take your clasp and add it to one end of the wire. Then use round nose pliers to crimp the clasp in place. Do the same thing on the other end of the wire.
And that’s it! You’ve now created a beautiful gold-filled beads necklace with Swarovski crystals.
Some helpful tips –
- When stringing the beads and crystals, make sure that you leave enough slack in the wire so that the necklace can be easily put on and taken off.
- If you are finding it difficult to thread the wire through the beads and crystals, try using a needle to help make the process easier.
- When attaching the jump rings, make sure that they are securely closed so that they don’t come undone.
Make one of our most popular Swarovski necklaces!
At Crystal Findings, we sell beautiful necklaces created with various combinations of the beads and findings available in our store. Our customers often ask us how to create these necklaces. They may want to make it for themselves or gifting, with variations in colors or beads, or they may want to make these beautiful designs in bulk and sell them.
To make it easy for our customers, here we are providing the list of beads and parts needed to make one of our most popular necklaces #12037 – the beautiful Gold Filled Necklace With Siam Swarovski Crystals
Swarovski #5328 10mm bicone crystal ( Siam) – 2 Pieces
Swarovski #5328 8mm bicone crystal ( Siam) – 4 Pieces
Swarovski #5328 4mm bicone crystal ( Siam) – 8 Pieces
Gold Filled Item #208 for the center – 1 Piece
Gold Filled Item #207 (between 6mm crystals) – 2 Pieces
Gold Filled Twisted Bead item #203 – 4 Pieces
Gold Filled Plain Round #6mm – 6 Pieces
Gold Filled Plain Round #5mm – 8 Pieces
Gold Filled Plain Round #4mm – 32 Pieces
Gold Filled Plain Round #3mm – 40 Pieces
Gold Filled Lobster Clasp #345 – 1 Piece
Gold Filled Jump Ring #351 – 1 Piece
Gold Filled Smasher Bead #417 – 2 Piece
Stringing Wire Soft Flex- #11053 – 2 Feet
In the given pattern, the length of this necklace will come out to be 18 inches. To make it longer or shorter, you can adjust the number of beads accordingly.
Benefits of making your own jewelry
There are many benefits to making your own jewelry. For starters, it’s a great way to save money. You can often find materials for jewelry making on sale, and you don’t have to pay high prices for store-bought jewelry. It’s also a fun way to show off your creative side. And finally, making your own jewelry allows you to customize pieces exactly the way you want them. So, if you’re looking for a creative and affordable way to express your personal style, then make sure to give jewelry making a try!