Hi everyone! I have been fortunate enough to participate in the Totally Tutorials Exchange Program several times now! If you haven't heard about this AWESOME program, it basically matches up suppliers and artists. The suppliers offer supplies for free, in exchange for a tutorial using those supplies. For more information, tutorials, and chances to participate, please visit the Totally Tutorials blog!
On to my tutorial! I received a cool black Diamond Shape Pendant, a black Princess Crown Pendant, and a clear Heart Shape Pendant from Plexicutz on Etsy. I decided to use the Diamond Shape Pendant along with some clear faceted acrylic beads and silver toned chain to create a chunky, fun necklace!
Diamond Shape Pendant by Plexicutz
Twenty clear faceted acrylic beads
26 gauge silver toned wire (not pictured)
Medium weight silver toned chain, divided into twenty-one sets of three links each
Flat nosed pliers
Round nosed pliers
Begin by adding wire to the acrylic beads. Use your round nosed pliers to create loops on either end. You can use the wrapped loop method, but this is a bit faster and easier.
Separate the chain into twenty-one sections of three links each. Set one section aside; this will be for the pendant itself. Create the chain, alternating between three chain links and an acrylic bead. (Depending on the size of the chain you use you may need to use more link sections than this. The goal is to make the necklace long enough to slip over your head without needing a clasp or a toggle.)
Use your flat nosed pliers to attach the pendant to the chain with the three links you set aside earlier.
This finished necklace is for sale in my Etsy store, Altered Beauty. Please visit Plexicutz for an awesome selection of laser cut acrylic components and pendants. Everything in the store is fun and funky!