How to create a stunning necklace for your bridal wardrobe with Serinity Pearls. Are you looking for the perfect piece of jewelry to complete your bridal ensemble? Look no further than a beautiful, handcrafted Serenity pearls necklace! With a few simple jewelry making techniques, you can create a one-of-a-kind piece that will make a statement on your wedding day. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to create your own pearl necklace.
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Thread the Illusion Cord through the hole of the crimp bead, then through one of the jump rings and back into the crimp bead as shown.
Crimp the loop securely into place
Keeping a firm grip of the thread to ensure that both parts of the thread stay within the crimp bead, using crimping pliers (or any jewellery making or household pliers will do) crush the crimp bead first one way, then the other, to grip the Illusion Cord in place permanently.
The Illusion Cord should now stay in place when the thread is pulled. Once the thread is secure within the crushed crimp bead, cut off the excess thread leaving about 1 cm which can then be threaded back through the threaded pearls.
Design the pattern of the pearls
Using the grooves on the bead Board as a guide, lay out the pearls in the order you find most pleasing. We opted for an asymmetrical design with the largest pearls clustered to one side and tapering off into the thinner pearls as it nears the clasp. The bead board also allows you to see how long the necklace is becoming and it helps you judge where the front of your necklace is when building the pattern.
Thread on the pearls
Thread the pearls onto the Illusion Cord following the design established with the help of the bead board. With asymmetrical designs it’s important to pay attention to the direction you want the pearls to be facing to ensure the pearls flow in the way you want them to.
Finish the other end of the necklace
To secure the second end of the necklace, you will need to repeat Step 1, ensuring that you tighten the Illusion Cord so that there is no excess. Once the thread is secure within the crushed crimp bead, cut off the excess thread leaving about 1 cm which can then be threaded back through the threaded pearls. This will conceal the tail and guard against scratchy wires.
Add the clasp
Open the jump ring by using two pliers and twisting the jump ring in opposite directions, this will safely open the jump ring.
Thread the open jump ring through the loop on one end of the necklace. Close the jump ring using the two pliers to pull the ends of the jump ring together.
Repeat this process on the other end of the necklace. While the jump ring is still open loop on the trigger clasp as well and then close it using the pliers.