|The "miss pink" necklace|
|The original "Miss Pink" necklace concept sketch|
The necklace itself was really simple to make, just very time consuming. I'll show you the basics of how I did it.
I used these things:
I used almost an entire package of head pins, some chain (it ended up being about 14 inches of chain), a clasp, two jump rings and three different kinds of beads.
Open one of your jump rings, like this:
Attach it to one side of your 14 inch length of chain,and one side of your clasp, like so:
Then use the second jump ring to attach the other end of the chain to the clasp, like this:
Now you'll start with the beads. I will warn you, I used almost all of a 50 pack of head pins! This takes a while.
Take a bead, and slide it into a head pin:
using your wire cutters, cut the head pin off about 1/2 inch past the end of the bead:
Then take the 1/2 inch of wire and wrap it into a loop, making sure to leave it open just a little bit:
hook the loop onto a link in your chain, then close the loop:
I repeated this process about 45 times, letting my daughter choose where she wanted each bead placed. This is the final result:
She made good choices! She loves her new necklace, and already has informed me that she has plans for several more.