Swarovski Crystals provide a broad selection of stunning crystal beads that range beyond the classic bicone and round beads. This easy to follow jewellery making craft tutorial showcases the stunning 5003 Disco Ball Swarovski Beads which are small, faceted glass beads that are designed to reflect light beautifully. These beads come in various sizes and you can choose from Crystal or Crystal AB and with over 200 facets on each individual bead, it is sure to impress friends and family as you wear it or give it as a gift.
If you have a loved one who was born in April, this design will make a great alternative April birthstone birthday gift idea, because classic crystal is the official birthstone of this month. Making a silver plated necklace using Serenity 5003 disco ball beads is relatively simple and can be completed by anyone with a few supplies and a little bit of patience.
Apply online to buy Swarovski Crystals
If you are not currently a Swarovski approved customer / business you can apply online. Bluestreak Crystals are one of very few worldwide Swarovski Authorised Distribution Partners which continue to supply the full range of Swarovski Crystals. Alternatively, we would recommend using Serinity Crystals as a perfect replacement for crystal components used in this project.
The full list of crystals, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Thread the beads onto the headpin starting with a largest 12mm disco ball bead, followed by the 10mm, then the 8mm and finally the 6mm so that they stack up into a smooth cone of beads that should vaguely resemble a snow man without accessories.
Create the loop at the top.
Use Chain Nose Pliers to bend the head pin at a 90-degree angle just above the beads, this will secure them in place and prevent the beads from sliding off the end. Then use Round Nose Pliers to bend the headpin back on itself to create a small loop and cut off the rest of the wire with Side Cutters. This completes the disco ball bead pendant and at this point it could be attached to an ear wire to create an earring or threaded onto a chain to become a necklace.
Thread onto the Snake Chain.
For this design we have chosen a silver plated snake chain for it’s smooth and sleek appearance. You will also find the loop at the end of this style of chain is quite small and will easily slip through the loop you have created on your pendant. If you choose a different style of chain, it is worth being aware of the size of the clasp and jump ring used on the chain as your handmade loop will need to be big enough for the chain to slot through.
Congratulations you have completed the project !
In conclusion, making a silver plated necklace using Serenity 5003 disco ball beads is a fun and creative way to express your personal style and add some bling to your jewellery collection. With a little bit of practice and experimentation, you can create a one-of-a-kind accessory that's sure to turn heads and get you noticed wherever you go.