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Snowflake-Inspired Homemade Jewelry

It's alright if your daughters aren't the only ones obsessed with Frozen and ice queens this winter. Let go of your reservations and make yourself this Snowflake-Inspired Homemade Jewelry from Plaid Enterprises. Don't worry if you don't know how to make a necklace or earrings. This simple tutorial will guide your way. All that stands between you and the compliments that this pretty beaded set will fetch you at parties and school pick-ups is a trip to the craft store. No one will believe you made it yourself!

Materials

  • Plaid® Inspired Classics™ 3746 Small Round Chain Shiny Silver
  • Plaid® Inspired Classics™ 11197 Jump Ring Variety Pack Matte / Shiny Silver
  • Plaid® Select Strands™ 3410 Small Faceted Roundels AB Crystal
  • Plaid® Select Strands™ 3405 Faceted Rondelles Milky Crystal
  • Plaid® Select Strands™ 31284 Beads
  • Glass 3 x 4mm Rondelles Aqua / Cobalt
  • Silver ear wires
  • Silver head pins
  • Silver lobster clasp
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Side cutters
  • Flat nose pliers

Instructions

  1. Measure and cut necklace chain to desired length using side cutters.
     
  2. Using silver jump rings add a lobster clasp to both ends. 

    Note:  to open and close a jump ring, hold one half of the jump ring (with the slit at the top) using a pair of flat nose pliers, hold the second half of the jump ring with another pair of flat nose pliers or round nose pliers and open the jump ring moving one hand toward you and the opposite hand away from you.  NEVER open a jump ring by pulling it apart as this will weaken the support of a jump ring.  To close the jump ring, simply reverse the direction of the one hand towards you and the other hand away from you.
     
  3. Create several bead charms using the project photo as inspiration or feel free to create your own patterns.  To create a bead charm, thread desired beads on a silver head pin.  Fold head pin over 90 degrees and snip excess pin leaving approximately ¼”.  Using needle nose pliers, create a loop at the top.  Continue until desired amount of bead charms is created.  Note:  be sure to include a couple for each earring.
     
  4. Attach bead charms to silver chain necklace using small silver jump rings.
     
  5. Cut a few short lengths of chain approximately ½”, 1” and 1.5” using side cutters.  
     
  6. Attach a couple bead charms to the ½” lengths of chain.  
     
  7. Group all chain lengths into a silver jump ring and attach to ear wires.
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