Dainty Gold Beaded Layering Necklace

Lately, I've been seeing people wear the prettiest, dainty and delicate layering necklaces, and I finally decided to get on trend! While I'm still a huge fan of bold statement necklaces (which many of my DIY necklaces are), I love the light subtlety of these necklaces, especially since I'm the kind of person who tends to wear jewelry for days at a time without taking it off.

It's also been great to do a jewelry DIY - in the last year, as I've gotten settled into my new apartment, I've done mostly home/interior design projects, which are a bit more time consuming, and have resulted in my beading supplies gathering dust!

This DIY is super easy, is much cheaper than if you bought it in a store, and then you can say "thanks I made it!" when someone compliments you! 

(Alternatively, if you're not feeling so confident, you can also buy one from my Etsy shop :D)

Cost: ~$7
Time: ~20 minutes

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Things you will need:
- Finished necklace chain (I bought this one) - just make sure the chain links are big enough to hook over your eyepin wire
- Eyepin of desired length (I got a 1.5" one here)
- Glass or crystal beads
- Jewelry wire cutter and round nosed pliers
- (Optional) Ruler or measuring tape
 

Instructions

1. First, string your beads onto the eyepin, until you have about 3mm of length at the end (to create another loop.

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2. Use your round nosed pliers to create a loop at the end to secure the beads. Bend the wire to one side slightly, and then, grabbing the end of the wire with the pliers, curl the end into a loop. Set this aside while you prepare the necklace!

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3. Use your wire cutter to snip one of the links in the middle of your necklace chain, so that you have two equally long separate pieces. You can use a ruler or eyeball the middle of the necklace. 

4. Use your roundnosed pliers to re-open the loop on the beaded eyepin, and hook the end chain link of one of your necklace pieces onto the wire. Re-close the loop with your pliers.

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5. Repeat step 4 for the other side, and then you're done!

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Isn't it beautiful? And you can do so many variations - gold beads, crystals, pearls - oh the possibilities! :)