Monday, 15 April 2013

Illusion Necklaces

Another item that i love to design and make is the illusion necklace.

The basic idea of these necklace is to secure beads in place at set intervals on metallic beading wire, this creates the illusion of the beads floating in place. 

To make these i start by laying out the chosen beads with the required spacing between them on a beading board.

Then i cut the wire to the length i want the final necklace to be plus a few extra centimetres to make the loops that hold the clasp. 

Next i make the first loop on one side of the wire and secure it with a crimp bead

Then i start to crimp the beads in place along the wire.

Once all the beads are in place, i then make the loop on the final side and add a clasp to it.

Here is a photo of the completed necklace.

I have this necklace available for sale on Etsy