DIY Seed Beads & Metal Necklace

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I don’t really care if I’m still in the office at 9:50pm because, I’m looking at a 2-day holiday right in front of me. That’s right; its the Sallah break and I do not have to come to the office for 2 WHOLE DAYS!!! Yayyyyyy!!!!! *now dancing azonto*. Anyways, since all I’ll probably be doing is sleeping, eating and visiting, I thought I should share this really simple DIY project to keep you busy till I come back (i.e. if I can bring myself to stay away).

What you need

A flat metal pendant (not shown in its original state; it was from a ‘second hand’ necklace I bought in Lagos market)
E6000 Glue
Seed Bead (a variety of colours)
Chain (desired length)
Jump rings and lobster clasps

Instructions

Seed Bead 1

1 – 4. Spread a good amount of glue on a section of the metal plate and ‘pour’ your seed beads on the glue. In my project, I divided the metal plate into sections and worked with different colours of seed beads, with a mix of colours in the middle and similar colours on either side.

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Attach the chain to the metal plate using your jump rings and close the necklace with the lobster clasps.

I think it turned out pretty good. I’ve been rocking this particular piece for a while, and it works really well with many of my outfits. Feel free to experiment with various colours and patterns. I would love to see your work.

Lots of love from craft heaven,

Omo

PS: I was hoping you wouldn’t notice but, I placed the necklace in a shoe box to take the pictures (well, if you didn’t notice, now you do *lol*). Being a newbie blogger and all, I will appreciate some advice on how to build a light box and take really decent pictures.

PSS: Allison of Dream A Little Bigger is a total darling. She practically gave me a map to help me navigate the world of link parties. She’s an inspiration and officially on my list of craft mentors (and to think that she’s only been blogging for about a year). So I looked up her list of parties she likes to link up with and joined the party here and here. However, I’ll take her advice and create a separate page for link parties.

12 thoughts on “DIY Seed Beads & Metal Necklace

  1. Nice beads here. But how do I learn how to make necklace beads, ankara bangle and earrings, with ankara bags. I really want to learn how to do it.

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  2. I love your necklace! Its such a creative idea to glue the beads onto a pendant rather than the standard threaded necklace! Oh and by the way I had no idea you used a shoe box for the photos, haha, and thanks for sharing your project! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks a lot Brittany. Your bottle sweater is just way past creative. Great work. Lol @ my shoe box photos. Any ideas on how to make a light box or other photo-taking pix will be deeply appreciated

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  3. Hi Omo,
    I just wanted to let you know that your Seed Beads Necklace is being featured on Two It Yourself this week! Thanks so much for linking up to the Link It or Lump It link party – we sure love what you’ve made.

    Be sure to come on over and grab a ‘I was featured’ button and link up again this week….Link it or Lump It #13 is LIVE now! >> http://www.twoityourself.blogspot.com/2013/11/LinkParty13.html

    Thanks!

    Melissa @ Two It Yourself

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    • Thank you so much for featuring my work. I’m so excited and encouraged!!! Please I need help grabbing the button. I wanna tell the world I was featured! Kinda new to blogging and I’m learning along the way. Thanks again. Now off to link another project……yay!!!

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