A few weeks ago for Mother’s Day I wanted to make something special to go with a shirt I made for my mom. I was browsing around at Michael’s and saw the perfect supplies to put together a bead bar necklace. I ended up liking the one I made for her so much that I even made one for myself.
There are only four things you need:
- Connector Chain Necklaces (Here in Silver; Here in Gold)
- 2 inch Eye Pins
- Beads of choice that will fit on eye pin
- Pliers (jewelry ones are best, but I couldn’t find mine and just used regular ones)
Lay out necklace pieces, eye pin, and beads.
Use the pliers to open up the closed eye pin side and place on the end jump ring of a necklace piece. Use pliers to close it shut.
Add the beads on the eye pin and then use pliers to curve end of eye pin.
Hook the half closed eye pin to the other necklace piece. Then use pliers to completely close the eye pin.
The fun thing with this if you can totally customize it. You could use colors of birthstones representing children/grandchildren or you could bend the wire and curve it instead of leaving it straight. Oh the possibilities! That’s what’s fun with diy. You can make exactly what it is you are wanting. Share your bead bar necklace on social media with #happytogetherbyjess. I would love to see it.