Starting with the copper beads that I showed you on Monday, I wired together a necklace with copper wire and chain, and some fabric beads.
Materials and Tools
Yarn or ribbons
Copper wire, 18 gauge
Copper lobster claw
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
1. Cut some long triangles of fabric and roll up a set of fabric beads around cut pieces of straw, using a bit of glue to anchor them at the beginning and the end. Add yarn or ribbons if desired. Allow to dry thoroughly.
2. Create links with the copper and the fabric beads, alternating with short pieces of chain. I chose to make a double strand. For the copper beads, add a glass bead to each end and turn wrapped loops around the chain. For the fabric beads, slip onto a length of wire and add size 6/0 seed beads to stabilize them before turning the loops.
3. Add chain and a lobster claw or other clasp that you desire to the top.
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Kay, they are soooo easy! Just cut your fabric triangles with the short end the length you want your finished beads to be. Put a little glue on the first half inch of fabric and roll them up around the straw. Add a little more glue to the tips of the fabric and hold them gently until they stick. So many possibilities :-)