These days, I'm seeing large dramatic beads everywhere. So when I saw these at the bead store, I just had to snap them up. This necklace is really simple to make and shows off the gold bead perfectly. Choose any color or combination of seed beads for a variety of looks. You'll be able to match practically any outfit you own.
How to Make a Gold Tube Bead Necklace
1 long curved gold tube bead
2 jump rings
2 knot covers
flexible beading needle
Binder clip or tape
Cut beading string about 36 inches long. This will leave plenty of wiggle room for making knots and adjusting length as desired.
Thread needle. Attach binder clip or tape to opposite end about 2 inches from end. This will prevent the beads from falling off.
Thread one knot cover, open end towards the end of the thread.
Thread seed beads for about 12.5 inches.
Thread gold tube bead.
Thread seed beads for about 12.5 inches to match first side. Hold up the necklace and see if you like the length. Remove or add beads as desired.
String one knot cover open side facing end of string. Make knot, add a drop of glue and close knot cover with jewelry pliers. Repeat for other side. Attach jump rings and clasp to hooks of knot covers. Bend hooks on knot covers closed.
I love these necklaces and wear them often. My favorite is the one in the middle that has a mixture of shiny copper beads and matte brown beads. It matches everything! I've promised to make a yellow one for my sister-in-law and one for my niece. I hope you enjoy!
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