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One of the most classic jewelry items is a string of pearls.  Historically, pearls were strung on silk thread in a color of silk that matched the shade of the pearls.  Between each pearl in the strand was a knot in the silk thread.  This made it rather time consuming to make an 18 inch strand of pearls.  The reason for the knot was simple.  The silk thread breaks.  With the newer bead stringing wire, you can avoid the problem of breakage.  Now the question is how to you retain the classic separation between the pearls?  In this project we will show how to string pearls on Soft Touch, the newest and most flexible bead stringing wire and yet retain the classic look of pearls.  We will also make a clasp for our necklace using our WigJig tools. 


 Swarovski Crystal Pearl Beads Necklace Jewelry Making Project   
Pearl Necklace


In the past, one tried to minimize contact between pearls and any metal because usually the metal was harder than the pearls and over time would erode the pearls.  With these new Swarovski Crystal Pearls, we can allow metal to touch the "crystal pearl" without worrying about destroying the glass pearls. 

        Jewelry Supplies:

Swarovski Crystal Pearl Beads Bracelet Jewelry Making Project
Pearl Bracelet

Jewelry Tools Required:

  • 6 inches of 18G wire preferably 1/2 hard (necklace)
  • 4 inches of 22 or 24G wire preferably 1/2 hard (necklace)
  • 60 6mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls (necklace) (24 for bracelet)
  • 60 1mm Crimp Beads (necklace) (24 for bracelet)
  • 30 inches of Soft Touch bead stringing wire
  • 2 2x2mm crimp beads (both)
  • One commercial clasp (Bracelet)
  • 2.5 inches fine chain (bracelet)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flush Cutter
  • Soft Flex Cutter
  • Chain Nose or Bent Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Any WigJig acrylic jig
  • 2 metal pegs and two 3/16" Super Pegs
  • Bead Crimping Pliers
  • 30 minutes of free time

Jewelry Making Skills Required:

  • Use of a WigJig to make a wire component.
  • Ability to use crimping pliers to crimp a crimp bead. 
  • Ability to combine bead stringing wire, beads, and a clasp into a necklace and bracelet.

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Heavenly Treasures PearlsHeavenly Treasures Jewelry offers a beautiful collection of lustrous pearl jewelry including pearl bracelets and pearl necklaces. They offer a wide variety in their collection and offer styles such as lustrous Mother of Pearl, Mabe Pearl, as well as South Sea and Black Tahitian pearl designs.

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