Statement Necklace Workshop

I really like chunky jewelry. And ever since I started making jewelry I’ve been trying to create some. The main problem being that most beads that you buy are dainty and petite and far too small for a chunky necklace. I’ve been trying to make a statement necklace using smaller beads though and toying with techniques. And I’m delighted with my final experiment. Using a million headpins (more like 100), you thread the beads onto them and loop the end as many times as possible. Repeat this over all your beads and then thread them onto some tigertail. By wrapping you loops multiple times, it secures your bead in place and lessens movement and without much effort there is a great mix of color and shape in the necklace, unlike with other methods used. I really like it and I’m impressed with the professional look. Any thoughts?

This is one of the failed attempts. It’s lots of smaller strings of beads connected. It just doesn’t have the ‘wholeness’ of the other and tends to seperate which is not what I was trying to achieve. I also tried putting beads on head pins and attaching them to chain. This was a step closer but it’s tricky to get an even mix of color and to get the beads to hang the way you intended. Overall the top solution wins hands down.

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