We love these beautiful crystal drop beads! Popping just one on a thread is a great way to show the sparkle off without going too bling-tastic. Follow the instructions below to make one for yourself, and you can follow the link at the end to buy everything you need too. Easy.
You need: 1m of thin beading thread, 1 x eyepin, 1 x crystal drop, 2 x jump rings, 1 x lobster clasp, 2 x fold thread ends, a pair of flat nose pliers, a pair of round nose pliers, and some wire cutters.
First of all, thread your crystal bead on to your eye pin, and use a wire cutter to trim the excess down so there’s about 1cm left on the other side of the bead.
Use a round nose plier to turn the wire over and into a loop.
Cut your piece of thread into two equal lengths. Loop one end of one piece through one of the loops made on your crystal, and position so it’s in the middle of thread. Tie a normal overhand knot to secure into place, and repeat for the other side too.
Cut your thread down so that the necklace measures your preferred length. Grab your flat nose pliers, and squish a fold thread end on to each end. Make sure you trap both ends of thread!
Using your flat nose pliers again, use one of the jump rings to attach a lobster clasp to one side of the necklace. Pop the jump ring straight on to the other, for the lobster clasp to clip in and out of.
And that’s it! Wear your pretty necklace in lots of lovely colours.
This can be done with pretty much any bead – as long as you can get an eye pin through it!