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Two Strand Necklace Tutorial

26 July 2011

I love the look of multi-strand necklaces. I made one to wear to my wedding six months ago with a special clasp for two-strand-necklaces, but I thought I’d also share how to make them with basic lobster clasps.

You’ll need:

  • Beads
  • Beading wire
  • Lobster clasp
  • (7) 4 mm jump rings
  • Crimp Beads
  • Flat pliers

1. Start by anchoring two strands of beading wire to two jump rings (one each) with the crimp beads. If you’ve never done this before, check out my instructions in a previous post here – only use a jumpring instead of a lobster clasp.

2. String your desired beads onto two strands of beading wire (start with about 16″ beading wire pieces) – one with more beads than the other. I think this would look great with only one color of beads, but chose to do mine with two. I made the inner strand about ” and the outer strand about “. Finish off both of these strands with their own jumprings just as you did at the beginning.

3. Anchor a third, shorter (about 8″) strand to yet another jumpring. This will be one of your clasp strands. Connect this jumpring to one jumpring each from your inner and outer main strands (see above). String on about ” of beads, and add one end of your clasp.

4. Repeat step three with the other ends of the main bead strands and the other end of your clasp. Voila!

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 January 2012 2:56 AM

    Hi There Julia,
    On a similar note,, A pearl necklace symbolizes elegance. Different females of stature and grace are seen with their necks, ears, their fingers and their wrists adorned by pearls. There are several completely different types of pearls and a multitude of varied attributes that the pearl can have. Knowing a very little bit about them can benefit you pick out the top high-quality pearls feasible.
    Good Job!

  2. Leeann permalink
    5 August 2011 12:22 AM

    Very prety, can’t wait to make this! How long were your inner and outer strands?

  3. 4 August 2011 11:08 AM

    Very pretty. I love pearl this necklace look beautiful and elegant.

  4. 1 August 2011 9:57 AM

    I love the idea of this necklace! You could go as crazy as you like adding strands in the front half. Or even use a bunch of small strands in the front, and larger beads in the back. Oh the possibilities! :)

  5. 31 July 2011 10:24 PM

    SO pretty!

  6. 30 July 2011 9:10 AM

    Looks very pretty. Thank you for the tutorial. *visiting from Creation Corner.*

  7. 29 July 2011 6:28 PM

    Great idea!

  8. 26 July 2011 5:57 AM

    This is very pretty!

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