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I Want Candy Beaded Necklace Project

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Part Number:PROJ-SS-202
I Want Candy Beaded Necklace Project
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About This Project

With temperatures rising outside, I am definitely getting excited about Spring and Summer. I have several of these necklaces and think they are the perfect accessory for my warm weather wardrobe. The best part about this project is that it is perfect for beginners but, because the necklaces are so on trend, they are great for serious crafters looking to make something easy to make and sell - and so much fun to wear!

Shanna Steele, Aunties Beads Designer

Note: In this project, you will be using a strand of gumball beads, plus a a few extras from another strand. I designed an elastic bracelet - also called I Want Candy - to utilize the extra beads from this project.Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer


  1. Cut a piece of beading wire measuring about 24 inches. String a crimp bead toward one end. Run your wire through the loop on top of the heart portion of the toggle then back down through the crimp bead. Use your Crimper tool to secure the crimp bead. If using a crimp cover, use your chain nose pliers to gently press on the crimp bead until the seams meet.
  2. String a metal seed bead and a gumball bead followed by a metal seed bead and another gumball bead. Repeat this process until you have used 25 gumball beads with a seed bead spacer between each.
  3. String a metal seed bead, a crimp bead and another seed bead. Run your wire through the loop on the key portion of the toggle then back through the seed bead, crimp bead, seed bead and down through the last gumball bead strung. Crimp. Cut excess wire. Apply a crimp cover if using.


Tools and Materials Needed:

The Pink and Gunmetal Necklace:
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Hot Pink (25 beads)
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads (27 pieces)
Gunmetal Lock and Key Toggle

The Red and Silver Necklace:
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Red (25 beads)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads (27 pieces)
Antique Silver Pewter Lock and Key Toggle

The Purple and Brass Necklace:
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Purple (25 beads)
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads (27 pieces)
Antique Brass Pewter Lock and Key Toggle

For all of the above necklaces:
2x2mm crimp beads (2 pieces)
3.2mmcrimp covers (2 pieces) to match your metal seed beads (2 pieces, optional)
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018 (about 24 inches)
Nipper Tool
Designer Crimper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers


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Materials and Supplies Used in This Project:

TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
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TierraCast Gunmetal Lock and Key Toggle, 19mm
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
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Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
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Gunmetal 2mm Crimp Beads, 25pc
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Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadalon Designer Crimper Tool
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