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Three strand coin pearl necklace

Sand-colored coin pearls make a shimmering centerpiece in this simple necklace. 

Dressy but not overdone, the flattering drape will make this piece your go-to accessory in the warm summer months. If you prefer, you can use .014 or .015 beading wire instead of silk beading cord, and finish with crimp beads. 

SUPPLIES 

necklace 19 in. (48 cm)

  • 16-in. (41 cm) strand 10 mm coin pearls
  • 32–37 3 mm round spacers
  • card of silk beading cord, size 4
  • 28–34 in. (71–86 cm) rolo chain, 4 mm links
  • 3 in. (7.6 cm) 20-gauge wire
  • 6 mm jump ring
  • 7 4 mm jump rings
  • 6 bead tips, clamshell style
  • 2 cones
  • lobster claw clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • G-S Hypo Cement 

Check your local bead store for supplies.

INSTRUCTIONS

Three strand coin pearl necklace Step 1
1. On the end of a silk beading cord, tie one or two overhand knots. Apply glue to the knot and trim the excess cord. String a bead tip and tie an overhand knot.
Three strand coin pearl necklace Step 2
2. String a round spacer, two pearls, a spacer, and a pearl. Repeat until you’ve strung 7 in. (18 cm) of beads, ending with a spacer.
Three strand coin pearl necklace Step 3
3. Tie an overhand knot next to the spacer. String a bead tip and tie one or two overhand knots. Apply glue to the knot and trim the excess cord. Use chainnose pliers to close each of the bead tips. Make three beaded strands.
Three strand coin pearl necklace Step 4
4. Cut six 4 1⁄2–5 1⁄2 in. (11.4–14 cm) pieces of chain. On each end of each beaded strand, attach the loop of the bead tip and one end link of chain. Use pliers to close the loop of the bead tip.
Three strand coin pearl necklace Step 5
5. Cut a 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) piece of 20-gauge wire. Make a plain loop. Open a 4 mm jump ring. On one side, attach the jump ring, the three end links, and the loop of the wire. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other side.
Three strand coin pearl necklace Step 6
6. On each end, string a cone and a spacer. Make a plain loop.
Three strand coin pearl necklace Step 7

7. On one end, use a 4 mm jump ring to attach the loop and a lobster claw clasp. On the other end, attach a 6 mm jump ring and the loop.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

TIP:  One 16-in. (41 cm) strand of pearls might be a pearl or two short for a pair of earrings. You can include extra spacers to make up the difference, or use only one pearl per earring.

Three strand coin pearl matching earrings
If you have extra pearls, whip up a simple pair of dangles.
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