Making a beaded necklace with a clasp is a fun and easy way to show off your creative skills. With a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful piece of jewelry that you can wear or give as a gift. How to Make a Beaded Necklace With a Clasp? Keep reading our article, Byboe will show you step by step to do it at home.
How To Make An Easy Beaded Necklace?
- Three Strands of beads, each strand was approximately 7 inches long
- Bead stringing Wire, 49-Strand Bright
- Toggle clasp, silver and silver-plate
- 2 Clamshell bead tips in silver or silver-plate
- 2 Crimp beads, silver and silver-plate
- 2 Jump rings, silver-plated or silver-plated
- Chain-nose pliers
- Round-nose pliers
- Wire cutters
This is the essential trio that you need to create jewelry. This blog post explains the purpose of each tool.
Let’s start with the basics. Let’s start shopping for beads and other materials. This is where the fun begins!
We love to mix beads of different sizes, which we did with the necklace. We chose three strands to ensure that we had 18 inches of beads.
We added their lengths together. This necklace could be made with any combination of beads. You can make it with any beads you like!
There may be beads on strands already hanging from craft stores. These beads can be temporarily strung. To remove the fishing line or string, you need to snip it and then throw it away. You can also find beads in clear plastic bags, small boxes, or individually at bead shops or shows.
You will need to restring the beads with bead stringing. In this coat, the soft wire doesn’t kink as regular wire. It is also more substantial than thread. It can be found in the craft shop with the beads.
It is available in three thicknesses: 7-strand (19-strand) and 49-strand. We made a short video explaining the basics of bead stringing.
We used a beautiful toggle clasp for the clasp. A clasp like this can be worn as a necklace’s front part. It is beautiful. Any clasp can be used.
We have a short video to help you open the clasp and what clasp is best for your jewelry-making project. You can watch it on YouTube by clicking here.
The findings are jump rings, crimp, and clamshell tip bead tips. Crimps are tiny tubes of metal that you can slide onto the bead-stringing cable and then crush with chain nose pliers.
They will crimp onto your coated wire and remain where you have crimped them. The clamshell bead tip is a metal clamshell with a hole at its clam hinge. We will show you how to use it.
How to Start an Infinity Bracelet or Necklace and Finish It
Infinity Jewelry Making Materials
Infinity bracelets or simple beaded necklaces are the easiest way to create a necklace. An infinity necklace can be used to create a loop that never ends without a clasp. You need to tie a knot, and you’re good to go.
To make an infinity bracelet or necklace, you need the stringing beads materials and beads listed below. Use the stretch cord if you’re making a bracelet. If you tie the bracelet, it will not be possible to remove it.
Monofilament bead Cord, stretch beading cord, and beading thread with needle
- Beading scissors
- Optional bead board
Infinity Necklace or Bracelet Tutorial
To make an infinity necklace, use a monofilament (fishing string), beading thread, and a needle and thread or stretchy cord.
You are tying a double, triple, or single knot at one end to get started. To make a necklace or bracelet, string enough beads onto your line. Next, tie a double or triple knot at one end.
You will need a stretchy cord to make a bracelet or necklace that can be worn over your head. You must create an infinity necklace using a monofilament fishing line or monofilament.
Tie the bracelet or necklace together. Start with at least 6 inches of stretch or fishing string.
How to Make an Infinity Necklace / Bracelet
1. A double or triple knot should be tied at the end of the fishing line or stretch cord.
2. String beads onto the fishing string, beading yarn, or stretch cord.
3. To finish your infinity bracelet or necklace, tie the ends of the monofilament, beading, or elastic thread together.
You can conceal the infinity bracelet or necklace knot by using a large bead holes. Below are photos of how my daughter and I hid the knot in one of the wooden beads within a wooden bracelet. You can click on the link for the full step-by-step tutorial.
You should know to clean your necklace the right way, check out our guide right now:
How to Start & Finish a Necklace / Bracelet With Clamshell Knot Covers
Clamshell Knot Over Materials
- Covers for mixed metal clamshell thorn covers OR sterling silver and 14k gold clamshell thorn covers
- Monofilament (a few beads), or beading thread and needle
- Jump rings OR barrel clasps OR lobster closures OR toggle clasps
- Bent nose jewelry pliers
- Use wire nippers and scissors
- Optional: Jewelry glue
- Optional beadboard
Clamshell Knot Tutorials
To make a clamshell bracelet or necklace, follow these jewelry tutorials steps.
How to Start a Clamshell Necklace / Bracelet
- Make clamshell knot covers. The images show a single clamshell knot end with a barrel clasp. Two clamshell knot covers are required for each necklace or bracelet.
- Beading lines should be cut at least 6 inches longer than the length of your necklace. As shown in #2, place a clamshell knot covering the bar.
- Place a knot in the clamshell cover. Once the lid is closed, the knot must be small enough to fit within the clamshell. It must also be large enough to remain inside.
- To put it another way, you need to tie a large knot that will keep the clamshell from pulling away from the back. However, it should be small enough to fit in the clamshell.
- If your necklace keeps the clasp in the back, let’s check out our article on how to keep the necklace clasp in the back to know the best way to solve this problem.
- Use a pair of beading scissors to trim excess beading.
- Apply a small amount of jewelry glue to the knot at the end of the clamshell knot. (optional)
- To close the clamshell knot, use chain nose pliers.
- Attach a clasp to the open loop at the end of your clamshell knot.
- Bend your bent needle nose pliers to close and secure the loop of the clamshell cover around the clasp.
More Clamshell Knot Crimp Bead Options
You can also make a necklace or bracelet with clamshell knots covers. Tie the monofilament cord around tiny seed beads before wrapping the clamshell loop cover around it. You can also secure the knot and seed bead by adding a little jewelry glue.
To finish a beaded necklace or bracelet, place a crimp bead on the monofilament fishing line. Then close the clamshell knot to cover the crimp. Crimping pliers are required to attach the crimp onto the fishing line.
How to Finish a Clamshell Knot Necklace Bracelet
- Place the clamshell knot covering one end of the monofilament fishing line or beading string.
- Make a knot with the monofilament beading string. Put a toothpick in the loop of your knot within the clamshell cover.
- Slowly pull the knot until it is inside the clamshell knot covering. You want to make sure that the knot is as close as possible to the strung beads so there won’t be any gaps.
- Reduce excess monofilament fishing line or beading string.
- Apply a little glue to the knot in the clamshell cover. (optional)
- Bend needle nose pliers are used to close the clamshell around the knot.
- Attach a clasp to the open-loop of your clamshell knot cover.
- Bend your bent needle nose pliers to close and secure the loop in the clamshell.
How to Start and Finish a Necklace or Bracelet With Crimp Beads and Pliers
Crimp Bead Necklace Materials
- Flexible beading wire OR monofilament beading cord
- Crimp pliers
- Wire nippers OR scissors
- Crimp beads, crimp tubes, or sterling silver crimp tube
- Barrel clasps OR Lobster Clutches and Jump Rings OR Toggle Clasps OR Sterling Silver lobster Clutches, OR Sterling Silver Toggle Clutches, ETC.
- Optional beadboard
Tutorials for Crimp Bead
You can follow the steps to make a beaded bracelet or necklace with crimping beads and pliers.
How to Start a Necklace / Bracelet With Crimps
- All the jewelry-making jewelry supplies listed above are available to you. The photo shows both the lobster clasp option and the jump ring option.
- You can substitute barrel clasps, toggles, sterling silver dolphin clasps with a closed jump ring, or S-hook clasps that have closed the jump ring.
- You can use toggles or other clasps by switching out the appropriate hardware.
- A section of beading wire should be cut at least 6 inches longer than the length of your necklace or bracelet. Attach a tube or crimp bead to one end of the line.
- Tuck the fishing line’s loose end into the tube or crimp bead to create a loop.
- Reduce the size of your loop by moving the crimps towards the clasp.
- Crimp pliers are used to close the crimps and attach them to the beading lines. Below is a step-by-step photo tutorial.
How to Finish a Necklace / Bracelet With Crimp Beads
- Add a tube or crimp bead to the end of your necklace and a jump ring.
- The necklace’s loose end should be inserted into the crimp beads. Reduce the length of the loop by moving the crimps as close as possible to the ends of the necklace.
- Crimp pliers are used to closing the crimps and attach them to the necklace or beading line.
- Use scissors to trim excess beading lines.
- These tutorials will show you how to make a beaded bracelet or necklace.
- As illustrated in the photo, the necklace shown on the left was made with clamshell knots. The chain on the right was made with Crimp beads and Pliers. However, specialty clasps are also available.
How to Make a Beaded Necklace With Clasp? Conclusion
After following these simple steps, you will have a beaded necklace with a clasp. Try to make your beaded necklaces and see how it turns out.
You may also ask your friends and relatives to help you. When they are done, they can let us know the results and tell us what you should change to make it better. We hope that our guide was helpful for you.