How to Make a
Designed by Sarah Parker
Making a multi-strand necklace can look daunting and time consuming, but these easy to follow step-by-step instructions will show you how simlple it can be.
Step 1: Find a Multi-Strand Clasp that will support the number of strand you would like on your necklace. Like in this necklace, a 3-strand clasp was needed.
Step 2: Using crimp beads, attach the beading wire to the bottom part of the clasp, making sure that when you are finished stringing, to line it up to the correspoding bottom part of the clasp on the opposite side.
If you need assistance with crimping, see our How to Crimp article in the How to Bead Basics Section.
Step 3: After securing the first strand, start the second, in this case the middle strand, in the same way. Again, make sure the opposite end of the strand measures up to the corresponding past on the clasp.
Step 4: Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the third stand (and all strands depending on how many you chose to do) of the necklace. If you are doing a tiered necklace, having each strand drop a bit lower, make sure the difference between all the strands is approximately the same before finishing.
Finished product should look similar to this around the multi-strand clasp