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For The Love Of Betsey Necklace Project
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For The Love Of Betsey Necklace Project
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Project Description:

I am a huge fan of fashion and jewelry designer Betsey Johnson so, when Susie and I were on a recent buying trip, I fell in love with these bows. I instantly knew I had to create a kitschy and fun necklace inspired by my favorite designer.

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


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  1. Cut your chain into the following increments: (2) 6 inch pieces, (1) 8 inch piece, (1) 12 inch piece, (6) 7 link pieces, (3) 9 link pieces, (2) 13 link pieces. 2
  2. Open the loop on an eye pin and attach a 7 link piece of chain to the loop. Close the loop. Add a gumball bead. Make a simple loop at the other end of the eye pin. Attach it to another 7 link piece of chain. 3
  3. Open the existing loop on an eye pin and attach the loop to the piece of chain just added. Add a gumball bead. Make a simple loop at the and attach it to another piece of 7 link chain. 4
  4. Repeat step 3 until you have 5 gumball beads and 5 pieces of chain. Attach the last gumball bead added to another 7 link piece of chain. 5
  5. Attach the existing loop of an eye pin to a 13 link piece of chain. Add a gumball bead to the eye pin. Make a simple loop and attach it to a 9 link piece of chain. 6
  6. Open the loop on an eye pin and attach it to the chain just added. Add a gumball bead and make a simple loop. Attach the loop to a 9 link piece of chain. 7
  7. Repeat step 6 until you have a total of 4 gumball beads separated by three 9 link pieces of chain. Attach the last gumball bead to your other segment of 13 link piece of chain. 8
  8. Put a bow bead on an eye pin so the existing loop is under the bow. Make a simple loop above the bow. Repeat this process with the other bow bead. 9
  9. Using 2 pair of chain nose pliers, open a jump ring. Attach your chain in the following order: 12 inch piece, strand with 4 gumball beads, strand with 5 gumball beads, 8 inch piece. Attach the jump ring to the loop under the bow bead. Close the jump ring. 10
  10. Repeat step 9 on the other end of your chain segments making sure you attach them in the same order you did on the first side. 11
  11. Open the loop above the bow bead. Attach a 6 inch piece of chain. Close the loop. Repeat this process on the other bow bead. 12
  12. Open a jump ring. Add your clasp. Attach the jump ring to the end of a 6 inch piece of chain just added. Close the jump ring. 13
  13. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the end of the other 6 inch piece of chain. Close the jump ring. Your necklace is ready to wear!


Tools and Materials Needed:

Cherry Red Acrylic Bow Bead, 36x46mm (2 pieces)
12mm Gumball Bead Strand, Red Stripe (9 pieces)
Silver Plate Flat Oval Chain By The Foot, 4x6mm (about 3-and-1/2 feet)
Silver Plate 2 Inch Eye Pins, 21 Gauge, 10pc (11 pieces)
Silver Filled 6mm Jump Lock Rings, 10pc (4 pieces)
Silver Plate Lobster Clasp, 12mm
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Nipper Tool


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Cherry Red Acrylic Bow Bead, 36x46mm
Cherry Red Acrylic Bow Bead, 36x46mm
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Silver Plate Flat Oval Chain By The Foot, 4x6mm
Silver Plate Flat Oval Chain By The Foot, 4x6mm
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Silver Plate 2 Inch Eye Pins, 21 Gauge, 20pc
Silver Plate 2 Inch Eye Pins, 21 Gauge, 20pc
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Silver Filled 6mm Jump Lock Rings, 10pc
Silver Filled 6mm Jump Lock Rings, 10pc
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
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Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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