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How To Make A Crystal Bar Lariat Necklace: Jewelry Making Tutorial

How To Make A Crystal Bar Lariat Necklace: Jewelry Making Tutorial


To make this necklace we’re using gold chain. We have an 18 inch length of chain here. And each of the links is two millimeters wide. Then we have a gold ring. It’s ten millimeters. We have a head pin. That’s also gold. It’s 50 millimeters. We have 12 crystal cube beads that are two millimeters Then we have wire it’s gold and it’s 26 gauge. For tools we’re using chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, and wire cutters. To make the necklace the first thing you want to do is cut a four inch piece of wire and then we’re going to connect this chain to this wire using a wrapped loop. And to do that I’m going to use round-nose pliers. And I’m just going to come down about an inch on my wire and I’m going to bend the wire 90 degrees toward me and that’s gonna be the start of our wrapped loop. Then I’m going to reposition the pliers to the top of that bend and I’m going to pull the wire up and over the top jaw of my pliers and I’m going to reposition the pliers to the bottom jaw and pull that wire all the way around to finish making that loop. I’m not going to wrap in my loop yet, because I want to feed it through the last link of my chain. So I’m just going to slide that into the last link of my chain and kind of nestled it down in there like that. And then I’m going to wrap this loop. So I’m going to use my round-nose pliers again, and I’m going to grasp across the loop like that and I’m going to take the tail of my wire and pull it around the neck two times. This wire is very very fine so it’s super easy to manipulate. Let go and now I can trim my wire That actually I’m going to trim it a little bit closer Now to connect this to our loop we’re first going to slide on three of our square beads Here are pretty cube beads and This is going to create a little detail before we get to our Ring and also add a little bit of color and now we’re going to make a wrap loop just like we did before right Next to that last bead, so I’m going to grasp the wire with my round nose pliers again Bend the wire toward me 90 degrees Reposition the pliers to the top of that bend and then pull the wire up and over that top jaw my pliers reposition the pirate pliers to the bottom jaw and pull the wire around to finish that loop and Now what I want to do is before I wrap this loop I want to slide in my ring into that loop Just like that. So there must my loop in my or my ring in my little loop and now I can wrap the loop I’m going to do just what I did before I’m gonna grasp the loop across with my round nose pliers and then pull this tail around the neck two times Look at that And now I can just trim Using my wire cutters and I’m gonna use the flesh side of my cutters not this pointy side I’ll use the flush side against what I just did here and begins my work and that Way you end up with a straight across cut rather than an angled cut You get that a little bit closer there. There we go And I’m going to use my chain nose pliers to press the little end down because I didn’t get super close It’s a little trick. You can always press your little end down And now we have the loop end of our necklace done already looking very pretty Now we’re going to create the bar that creates the lariat on the other end of our chain and to do that I’m going to use a head pin and I’m going to slide on the rest of my beads so we’re gonna slide on nine of our cube beads and We chose This sort of light purple crystal AB color The AB finishes that sort of it’s a Aurora Borealis. It’s sort of that oil slick rainbow shiny look and it just adds a little extra shine and It also it catches the light and it makes the little cube beads look like they’re different colors from different angles Which I think is kind of fun It’s really pretty with the gold Okay, one more So there are nine beads on our head pin and now we’re gonna do just what we’ve been doing which is make a wrapped loop I’m gonna grasp the wire just like I’ve been doing with my round nose pliers Bend the wire toward me 90 degrees and this head pin wire is a little thicker gauge then The 26 gauge wires. It’s a little bit harder reposition the pliers to the top of that bend and I’m going to pull the wire up and over the top jaw Reposition the pliers so that the bottom jaw is in that loop that And then I’m going to pull the wire around to make a complete loop like that And now what I can do is feed that end Through the very last link of my chain and I like to kind of hang the chain and then sort of fish the end into the loop just makes it easier to see which Chain link is actually the last link Now you can see my loop there. I’m going to grasp it with my pliers just across it like that and Then I’m going to pull that tail up And around that neck of my head pin wire two times Like that Straighten my loop a little bit it got a little a little angled there. There we go. And now I can use my Wire cutters to trim that will end and actually I’m going to reposition here so I can get pretty close Yeah And I’ll use my chain nose pliers to press that little end down you see about a little end there I’m gonna just press it down And it’ll just line right up with the wraps that I made and to wear the necklace You’ll take your bar and The ring on the other end and just feed the bar through the ring and There is our beautiful Crystal Bar Lariat Necklace.

6 thoughts on “How To Make A Crystal Bar Lariat Necklace: Jewelry Making Tutorial”

  1. I cannot wait to make this! It's simple, but simply beautiful, and timeless. It may even be worth harvesting chain from an old real gold necklace…✨💖✨

  2. Simple and beautiful necklace that even I can follow, will make a great present for a family member or friend that won't cost the earth to make. Thank you for sharing your brilliant talent xxxxxx Just love you ladies and watching your videos xxxxxx

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