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  Bright Heart Necklace

By: Katie Hacker
Techniques: Stringing Mesh and Polyester Chain   
Skill Level: Beginner
Necklace – 17"
•10mm black Artistic Wire Mesh 
•Black polyester chain #
•11 silver Beadalon eye pins 
•Silver EZ-Lobster clasp 
•10 turquoise 8mm rounds from Bead Gallery
•Orange 10mm round from Bead Gallery
•1" heart pendant from Bead Landing
•Round Nose Pliers
•Chain Nose Pliers
•Wire Cutters

Tip: To keep your knots from getting too crazy, try to tie them all in the same direction.



Step #1

Connect an eye pin loop to a pendant.

Step #2

Pass the eye pin through a 10mm bead and make a large basic loop.

Step #3

Make basic loops on eye pins to link five 8mm beads together and connect it to the large loop above the pendant. 

Step #4

Repeat Step 3 for the other side of the necklace.

Step #5

Cut a 5-1/2" length of polyester chain and attach it to one end of the necklace, repeat for the other end.

Step #6

Cut nine 2" pieces of Artistic Wire Mesh and tie each one to the loops between the beads on the necklace.

Step #7

Trim the mesh ends to ½" long, then pull the edges away from each other to ruffle them. 

Step #8

Attach the clasp to one end of the necklace..

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