This necklace came about as a mix of regular kiln formed beads, and beads with nichrome loops. Add an all glass toggle closure and it’s just about perfect!
Start by laying out your beads in the array that you like.
Step 2 – Assemble your Necklace
Cut your bead wire a few inches longer than your necklace
Crimp one end of the wire around the glass donut to make one side of the clasp
String the smaller triangle beads from your necklace
Add a crimp bead to the wire BEFORE the longer focal point beads
Then add the long beads in this order:
1.75″ triangle bead
long bail bead
1.25″ triangle bead
Now run the wire back through the crimp bead to create the focal point.
Close the crimp bead securely. I like to feed the wire back through the first small bead before trimming it to keep the end tidy. Trim the wire closely.
Now crimp the remaining wire to the nichrome loop on the bail bead to start the second half of the necklace
Add the smaller beads from the second half of the necklace, depending on the size of your crimp beads, the first bead may cover the crimp.
Once you’ve added all of the remaining beads, crimp the end of the wire around the nichrome loop of the toggle bar. Again, I like to feed the wire through the first bead before trimming it.