There are times when you just have to be transparent about things and today’s DIY is all about that! Spring 2013 was filled with clear/see-through accessories and the trend hasn’t faded off yet. These clear accessories add a simple and chic effect to any look. In this DIY, we will make a clear necklace that you can, optionally, turn into an ombré necklace of your favorite color.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tear-drop Beads (9 Pieces)
- Round Beads (20 Pieces)
- Jewelry Wire
- 2 Chain Pieces (4 inches each)
- 3 Jump Rings & 1 Closure
- Jewelry Plier
- Wire Cutter
- Acrylic Paint & Brush
Just a few simple steps, so let’s get started!
Step 1: Cut a 15 inch piece of jewelry wire.
Step 2: Alternate and string the round and tear-drop beads on the wire piece.
Step 3: Once you have beaded 9 tear-drop ones, add the rest of the round ones at each end of the wire.
Step 4: Create a loop at each end of the wire piece and twist the extra wire around the loop. When making the second loop, make sure you push the beads back to the first loop and leave as little space as possible between the second loop and the beads.
Step 5: Using a jump-ring, attach the first piece of chain to one of the wire loops. Repeat with the second loop and chain piece.
Step 6: Add a closure to one of the chain ends and a jump ring to the end of second chain. You are done if you just want a clear necklace!
Step 7: Paint one-third of the tear-drop bead on the necklace with acrylic color of your choice. Repeat it on rest of the tear-drop beads.
Step 8: Paint the second coat only at the tips of the same beads to get the ombré effect. Hang the necklace somewhere so that the paint dries off completely.
There you have your clear or ombré necklace! I used acrylic color since it’s easy to wash off and switch to a different color. I had no issues of the paint getting on my clothes so far. I am sure there are better choices, so please let me know if you know any! I hope you give this DIY a try, follow along on Instagram to keep up to date!