Free DIY Beaded Necklace Idea by Jamie Hogsett

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One of the many cool things about the color-blocking trend is that colors that weren't typically grouped together (generally, colors near each other on the color wheel) are now featured together all the time. I've been seeing a lot of green and mustard yellow paired up lately, hence today's simple necklace design. It's a back-to-basics strung necklace - the perfect relaxing project for my stressed-out brain!

Soft Touch .019 diameter wire is the foundation for the necklace, with a sterling silver leaf hook and eye clasp, sterling silver 2mm crimp tubes and 3mm crimp covers, silver-filled wire protectors, non-tarnish silver 22-gauge Craft Wire, a sterling silver with topaz crystal flower charm, and silver-plated with topaz crystal Squaredelle spacers rounding out the metal components. Beads used are size 11 seed beads in two colors and peridot 4mm and 6mm fire-polished rounds from; a vintage Lucite 22mm emerald moonglow round and a vintage German Lucite matter deep mint leaf pendant from Beadin' Path, Czech glass flower beads from Soft Flex Company, and gold 5mm round hand-glazed procelain beads from sweet Deb and Fred of Clay River Designs.


Blog contributor Jamie Hogsett is Education Coordinator for Soft Flex Company and co-author, with Sara Oehler, of Show Your Colors. Please contact her at

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1 fabulous thoughts ...

  1. LOVE vintage Lucite -- I have a bad habit of hoarding it!


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