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Lemon Drop Necklace

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Inspired by old Hollywood glam, this timeless necklace adds a polished pop of color to any outfit. Customize this piece however you see fit, using our combination of vintage glass beads and brass snake chain. Wear it long or short and layer on those delicate chain necklaces you’ve been collecting to make this a super statement.

Tools

  • jewelry clippers or scissors
  • chain nose pliers

Materials

  • vintage glass beads
  • brass snake chain
  • gold jump rings
  • crimp beads
  • beading cord

Time

45 minutes
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Gather your tools and materials. You'll need a pair of jewelry pliers and clippers. With this necklace the sky is the limit. Play around with the beads and chain to figure out the best composition for you. You can also scroll down to the end of the tutorial to see some other ideas before you begin. We'll go over the basics of stringing beads and using crimp beads to connect them to the chain. Use these techniques to make a necklace perfect for you.

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Start by stringing your beads onto the beading cord.

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For our first strand we used 7 beige beads on each side of the 4 yellow beads. If you'd like to add more length you can use the small silver beads included.

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Thread one of the gold crimp beads onto the beading cord.

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Pull the end of the beading cord back through the crimp bead creating a small loop.

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Using your pliers squish the crimp bead really tight!

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Pull your beads to the side you just crimped.

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Repeat the crimping process on the other side. Make sure to leave a slight gap between the beads and the crimp, this allows the necklace to bend and hang gracefully.

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Clip off the excess beading cord. Make sure not to cut the loop you created.

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Start a new strand with the remaining beading cord.

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For the second strand we used 10 beige beads on both sides of the 6 yellow beads. Once you are happy with the layout, repeat the crimping process on both ends

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Open a gold jump ring by twisting north to south.

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Attach one loop from any completed strand to the jump ring.

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Add one end of chain to the jump ring as well.

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Close the jump ring tightly

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Open another jump ring and attach the chain and bead strand together on the other end.

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Repeat with the last two jump rings connecting the chain together. You can wear this necklace long or doubled up.

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For a layered style, twist the necklace over your head twice.

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A few other design options to consider. You can also add some leftover ribbon from the Locals Only Bangle. Whatever you choose we would love to see it, #forthemakers #makertakes.

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meghan

over 3 years ago

LLLOVIN IT!

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annnneeeeee

over 3 years ago

my head is too big get the doubled up necklace on =(

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brittaneygolden

over 3 years ago

This was such a fun project, and the lemon yellow adds a great pop of color to my mostly-neutral work attire. I've already gotten compliments!

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aavickers

over 3 years ago

Mine was too small to fit over my head doubled up too. it's too late to add other beads because everything has been cut. :(

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aavickers

over 3 years ago

Figured it out! If you put it on single and pull the chain to the back (so it's tight up against the front of your neck), twist the back and pull it over the back of your head, it goes on ok. Yeah!

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snookerbee

over 3 years ago

@AAVICKERS...you are brilliant!! Got the necklace on, and it is really lovely. Just have to be gentle. Thank you so much for figuring it out!!!

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jyesika

over 3 years ago

I also couldn't get it over my head to double it up, so I added a brass lobster clasp to one of the ends where I attached the jump ring which works nicely. Luckily the brass lobster clasp blends in so it doesn't look too lopsided.

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Jacksoki

about 3 years ago

This necklace is gorgeous!!! Wearing it with a light lavender v-neck and gray jeans. My new spring go-to!

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selinayus

about 3 years ago

I love making this fun necklace, but it smells! Heavy metal and oily smell every time I wear it, so I just want to take it off. Any tips on getting rid of this awful smell?

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Esprague

about 3 years ago

@forthemakers thank you for this! great to know.

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cayt

over 3 years ago

Fantastic project. Made it within an hour of opening my box. LOVE the colors, maybe spring will come after all!

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RONDAY24

over 3 years ago

I love your service but I just can not stand the color yellow never have liked it and never will the closest thing to yellow I will wear is gold metal I wish we would of had an option of other colors of beads to pick from. I will just mix the metals with some of my own beads I have on hand and come up with my own new piece of wonderful to wear. Looking forward to the next month project Happy St. Patties day to you all.

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

@corinnedriscoll we love that you made two pieces of jewelry from the materials! Make sure to share it with us on twitter or instagram, #makertakes.

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snookerbee

over 3 years ago

i was excited to make this necklace although yellow is not my color. It went together beautifully, but when I tried to put it on it would not even come close to fitting over my head doubled, and it doesn't make any sense as a single strand with the beads at the back. So disappointed...

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Dee

about 3 years ago

Thanks to everyone for the heads up about the length. I used EVERY bead in the kit plus a few from my "stash". Fits perfectly!

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Esprague

about 3 years ago

I LOVE this project! I'm having the same issue as @selinayus - strong, very distracting smell. I'm hoping that jewelry cleaner will take care of this. :)

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Kimberly

over 3 years ago

SO excited for this one!

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jmccormick123

over 3 years ago

I LOVE THIS!!! I'm glad because I'm not a big fan of the three other projects in this collection.

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corinnedriscoll

over 3 years ago

Love this! The yellow is SO FUN!

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

@corinnedriscoll we couldn't resist such a fun color! Happy you like it.

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

@annnneeeeee try adding some of the silver beads included - this will give you some additional length!

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corinnedriscoll

over 3 years ago

my head is sort of big (lol) so I made a necklace and a bracelet - super cute and am planning to wear tomorrow to celebrate SPRING! Would love to see this project with red beads as well (perfect with navy!).

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Girlcab

over 3 years ago

@annnneeeeee and @snookerbee I had the exact same problem. I even added the silver beads (could have used about ten more) but it is far too short to fit over my head.

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ForTheMakers

about 3 years ago

@jacksoki the lavender/yellow color combo sounds gorgeous! You'll have to snap a pic and share it with us, #forthemakers #makertakes

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ForTheMakers

about 3 years ago

@esprague @selinayus brass is prone to reacting with your body’s oils or sweat to produce an unpleasant odor. Some people are naturally more apt to pick up on the scent than others, but you should notice an improvement with regular use of a jewelry cleaner. You can also take a toothbrush and scrub the brass gently with toothpaste, then rinse with water and let dry.

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Kimberly

about 3 years ago

Just put this together on my lunch break. I did add a couple more beads than called for in the tutorial (I had some extra beige beads in my kit), and am able to get it on over my head to double it up. Am thinking of adding a lobster clasp anyway so that I can also wear it as a wrap bracelet if I want. Love the bright yellow! I'm making a quick trip to FL next week, and this is going in my suitcase.

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abatubi

about 3 years ago

posted a photo of my creation here: http://lablux.tumblr.com

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2ndChanceChains

about 3 years ago

I have no clue how you got this necklace wrapped around your head twice! I must have the fattest head lol! I put a tiny clasp on mine