Attach One Half of Clasp 5. Using the wire cutters, cut about 26 inches 66 cm of beading wire. A split ring and the lobster claw make up the clasp.
Secure Second Half of Clasp From Strand of Beads to Beaded Necklace Squeeze the pliers shut. Layout your beads in an eye A string of beads design. Before you secure the second half of the clasp, arrange the beads in a semi circle to simulate how it would fit on your neck.
Steps 10 - After stringing the beads, check your beaded necklace design to see if you have strung the beads in the design that you wanted. This secures the clasp onto the end of the necklace.
Is it long or short enough? Try to ensure that the wires are separated, one wire on each side of the notch. Draw Beads Against Clasp 6. I like to add it because it also gives the opening mechanism on the lobster claw clasp a litter extra room to work.
Trim Excess Wire Squeeze the pliers shut, folding the crimp tube bead in half onto itself. If you find it difficult to draw the beads against the clasp with just your fingers, try this.
This step is optional, but adds a finished look to beaded jewelry. My necklace without the clasp will be about 18 inches Now, using the wire cutters, trim the excess flexible beading wire. Add more or remove some beads and then redo Step 6.
The second split ring is the second half of the clasp. Ensure a Natural Drape My beads end at the number 9 mark. On one end of the strand of beads, string a crimp bead and half of the clasp split ring and lobster claw onto the flexible beading wire.
Repeat Steps 10 - 15 on the other end of the necklace. Gently pick up your necklace by both ends and go to a mirror. You will also try stringing different sizes and types of beads.
Before we crimp or secure the crimp beads, we need to see how and if the necklace will fit on our neck. Cut any temporary string, cord or monofilament fishing line that your beads are strung on and remove your beads from it.
To keep the beads from falling off the other end of the wire, tie a loose knot near the end of the wire. Do not crimp the clasp yet. There were a lot of steps.
It is not necessary to add the split ring you could string the beading wire directly through the loop on the lobster claw.
Add a Crimp Cover Jewelry Making Tools to Buy Round nose pliers Optional for this project, but very helpful Crimping pliers Here is an explanation and pictures of jewelry pliers used in bead jewelry projects.
You may have to place the crimp cover opening face up onto a flat work surface and really press, or work, the crimped crimp bead into the crimp cover. Facing the mirror, clasp the necklace around your neck.
Repeat Steps 5 - 7 on the second end of the necklace. This ensures that when the necklace is finished, the beads are not too tight fitting and will drape more naturally.
Close the Crimp Cover Now you know how to string a bead necklace! The 6mm beads are strung onto the flexible beading first and last to form a slight graduation of the beads that allow room for your fingers to better grasp the lobster claw clasp when putting on the necklace.You searched for: string beads!
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