Wednesday 27 February 2013

Beautiful Butterfly Necklace

Last year I shared this very easy statement necklace tutorial at Inspiration Cafe

I can't tell you how much fun I had creating this necklace... its so simple to make and so rewarding to see the finished results.

What you will need for 1 necklace:

A Pendant, Long Headpins, Beads, Chain, Jump Rings and a Clasp
 A pair of long nosed pliers and a pair of round nosed jewelry pliers.

If you don't have jewelry pliers, then just use the long nose pliers, your links won't be as rounded but that's okay!

How to Make the Necklace: 
(following the step by step photos)

1. Choose the beads you are going to use and lay them out.

2. Make sure you have enough headpins for the number of beads you will use.

3. Thread a bead onto a long headpin.

4. Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle, on both sides.

5. Using the round nosed jewelry pliers bend the headpin back around to form a loop.

6. Repeat for the other side. Then make up all the beads and headpins

7. Attach the beads together by gently opening a loop and slipping onto the loop of the next bead. Alternating with pieces of chain cut to the length you like. There is no rhyme or reason to the design so have fun...

8. I attached my Pendant onto a jump ring, linking two beads.

9. Measure the beaded part of the necklace to ensure both sides are even. I like to make necklaces to measure 55cm (21.5 inches).

Attach chain to make up the required length and add the clasp.

10. Enjoy your new necklace
So pretty right? 

I have to admit I'm quite enamoured with it....


The necklace turned out so well that I just had to make another one, in beautiful Autumn colors
 I've actually ordered more of these pendants, just because I love them so much....
 I hope you are inspired to try your hand at one of these super simple necklaces...

Take care everyone,



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  1. So pretty you just have such an eye for colour combo's the butterfly is gorgeous

  2. So love this necklace...and the autumnal one! Perfect for this time of year.

  3. Still a beautiful necklace and an awesome tutorial!

  4. I really love this one... i'll try to make one by myself (i've found beads and stuff today!) but yours will always be my favorite!!!

    1. Thank you so so much Chiara - I would love to see yours when you've made it - good luck xxxx Nat


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