Valentine’s Day Necklace

Valentine’s Day is coming up.   Do you have some pretty jewelry to wear? This is the perfect necklace to change out all month. The beauty of it is that the heart is timeless and you can really wear it year round.So grab those beading supplies and join me as I make an interchangeable Valentine’s day Necklace. Yep I said “interchangeable.”

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Supplies:

Silver Headpins (found at Joann Fabrics)

Various beads

round nose pliers

chain pliers

flush cutter (I have a built in one of my pliers)

silver heart (available at Steam Punk Supply on Etsy)

silver chain (available at Steam Punk Supply on Etsy)

chain lobster clasp (available at Steam Punk Supply on Etsy)

1.   Figure out your color scheme and gather various beads in your colors.   Insert a headpin through your bead and make a basic loop with your round nose and chain nose pliers.   Don’t know how to do that?   Here is a video tutorial on how to make basic loops.

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2.   Make a bunch of those and then grab a small length of chain.   Open your basic loop and add those to the small length of chain, close your loop with your chain nose pliers.   I added two beads on each larger chain loop and then one in the smaller chain loop.

3.   When you are done adding all of the beads open up the end of the chain and add a lobster clasp onto it.   Now you have one interchangeable cluster of beads.

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4.   Grab your heart and add a jump ring and a length of chain onto each side.   I like mine longer so it hangs lower.   My chain is 25” long which allow me to slip it over my head so there is no need to add a clasp.

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5.   Now add your lobster clasp onto the bottom of the heart.   When you feel like changing it out then undo the lobster clasp and add a new cluster.

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I am a big fan of beaded clusters, however, you can add any drop pendants you want to this necklace.   Since it is interchangeable the sky is the limit.


 





  • Anonymous

    Those are SO pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  • Melissa

    I never can get headpins to look good, they never curl right for me. So I'll just look at yours because they're pretty. :)

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    How pretty!! I like bead clusters too. :) You have a lovely piece there. :)

  • Lorie

    Very cute!! I have a necklace that a friend made for me that is similar and I never thought about changing it out!

    And will you please hurry and post another blog story post. I am impatient! ;D

  • Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com

    Such a fun idea Beckie! I love that you can change it up all month long!

    xoxo
    Jen

  • Laurelann

    I have been really wanting to make a cluster charm necklace ever since I saw one… somewhere. Thanks for the tutorial because it's always ever so much easier when you have a pro explaining it to you! ;)

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

  • Amy @ Positively Splendid

    Beautiful work! I loooove anything that is interchangeable. So clever!

  • Cheryl

    Suuuuper cute!! Love your work ;)

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Dang it, Beckie! Now I have to rummage around and dig out my bead supplies. This is too cute!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Dang it, Beckie! Now I have to rummage around and dig out my bead supplies. This is too cute!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Dang it, Beckie! Now I have to rummage around and dig out my bead supplies. This is too cute!

  • Colleen @ MuralMaker&More

    Dang it, Beckie! Now I have to rummage around and dig out my bead supplies. This is too cute!

  • eva

    I'm such a ninny, I just deleted my own comment!
    This is gorgeous, I love, love it and I am completely charmed (no pun intended) by it. To go the extra step and collaborate with the etsy seller is fabulous! Nice hustle and you leave me no excuse not to whip one up myself!
    You're creativity is inspiring and I thank you!

    http://houseofdeva.blogspot.com/

  • Amber

    Great tutorial. This is such a cute necklace. I really like cluster style necklaces too.

  • Tsoniki

    Oh I love this! Thanks for sharing. I have a lot of beads that I love but only have one or they don't really match anything totally. It would be great to put a bunch on a chain and still be able to wear them. :)

  • Jerri

    I love your necklace! I actually bought some necklaces in a similar design for my nieces for Christmas. They loved them so much, I decided to order some supplies so I can make some for my shop. Hopefully mine will turn out as pretty as yours!

  • Daydream Believer

    This is so pretty! I love the idea of an interchangable necklace! One of these days I am going to learn to make jewelry! :) M*

  • Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com}

    sweet! I love making jewelry… This is so pretty!