Free DIY Beaded Necklace Idea by Jamie Hogsett10:37 AM
Poor Soft Touch wire, it's been a little neglected lately with all the focus on colored wire. Soft Touch drapes beautifully, is smooth like butter, and has unsurpassed flexibility. Since it's always been one of my favorite wires to use, Soft Touch is getting a little bit of love today in the form of this sweet necklace.
Soft Touch wire in the .019 diameter is the foundation for this necklace with its butterfly button, glass rounds, and wood beads from Fusionbeads.com, jump rings and hook from Vintaj, size 15 seed beads (yes, the medium wire fits though those tiny little beads!) from Beyond Beadery, a button from the new TierraCast collection, and a lovely pendant from the equally lovely Heather Wynn Millican.
One of the best things about this design is it can be worn with the pendant in the center, or slightly off center, which is probably how I'll most often wear it. Also great is knowing I can throw it into my travel jewelry bag and never have to worry about it kinking. Oh, Soft Touch, there are so many qualities to love about you...
Enjoy! Happy Valentine's Day!