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Grape cluster jewelry set

Beaded beads make cute clusters for this necklace-and-earrings set

Grape clusters jewelry set

Chardonnay, pinot grigio, pinot noir, merlot, and shiraz… Create realistic-looking grape clusters, making beaded beads with fringe drops, then attach them in a necklace for a delectable accessory.


Below, you’ll find instructions on how to make the grape clusters. To view full instructions on how to create the necklace and earrings, download the free project PDF here.


Design option: Make this design with a single grape color.


Both projects

  • Fireline 6 lb. test
  • beading needles, #12
  • chainnose pliers
  • roundnose pliers
  • wire cutters

Necklace 16 in. (41 cm)

  • 3 or 4 mm fringe drops- 90 color A (garnet AB)- 90 color B (Montana blue AB) - 90 color C (ruby AB)- 90 color D (amethyst AB)- 90 color E (topaz AB)- 90 color F (yellow AB)- 90 color G (green AB)
  • Clasp
  • 19 in. (48 cm) cable chain with 2.2 mm links
  • 42 11Ú2-in. (3.8 cm) 20Ð22-gauge head pins
  • 4-6 mm jump ring
  • 2 4-6 mm split rings

Pair of earrings

  • 3 or 4 mm fringe drops- 30 color A (garnet AB)- 30 color G (green AB)
  • 6 in. (15 cm) cable chain with 2.2 mm links
  • 4 1 ½-in. (3.8 cm) 20-22-gauge head pins
  • 2 4-6 mm jump ring
  • pair of earring findings




Grape clusters

1. On a head pin, string two As, a color A beaded bead, and an A (Photo).


2. Make the first half of a wrapped loop.


3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the remaining beaded beads, stringing the corresponding color fringe drops in step 1.


For full instructions on how to make the necklace and earrings, click here.

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