Jade is a lovely stone for beading projects – in this DIY necklace project, we will be using green jade beads and an assortment a few other types of beads in shades of green. With a few techniques used, this project is suitable for beginners too.
Here is the necklace we would be making…
Green jade beads, cat’s eye beads, crystal beads and wooden beads have been used.
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutter
DIY Necklace using Jade Beads – Tutorial
Make a small loop at one end of the beading wire.
We start sliding beads on to the wire… in a neat pattern.
Start by sliding gold spacer beads and a green crystal.
Followed by some wooden beads. Spacer beads in two sizes have been used throughout the necklace.
A big jade bead is slid.
Another jade bead within bead caps. Bead caps used in a necklace accentuate the bead and bring a distinction in the pattern.
Jade beads are predominantly used. The gold ball spacers are used to bring in a gold combination.
Close both ends of the beading wire by making a wire wrapped loop using round and flat nose pliers. Cut off the excess wire using a wire cutter.
A suitable clasp in then inserted at one end.
Jump ring is inserted in the other end of the wire.
Here is the completed jade necklace.