I really like these large-hole glass beads from Prima Bead - and the smaller metallic beads nest just inside the glass beads perfectly so they don't shift on the headpins.
Here are the supplies I used...for each dangle, arrange your beads on a headpin, add a loop to the top, then slip it on to your earwire or chain. The little crystal beads are the perfect finishing touch at the top and bottom of each dangle. In just a few minutes, you can make a set of earrings and a necklace to match whatever outfit you're wearing.
- Jewelry Basics - Aqua Glass Beads
- Crystazzi - Light Smoke Crystal Beads
- Steel Elegance - Rhinestone Earwires
- Plated Silver Elegance - Slide Bead Chain
- Silver headpins
- Jewelry pliers - flat, round
- Jewelry wire-cutters
I really love using beads that come together in a pre-designed mix - makes the process quick and easy, especially when the company sends you such a generous selection of products to choose from!
I'm very happy to contribute projects to the folks at Prima Bead - keep an eye on my blog for more ways I'll be using beads and findings in my projects - from jewelry to cardmaking, mixed media to general crafts - my head is spinning with ideas!