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.
- 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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