Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Jump Rings, Crimping and Simple Loops).
Tip: When securing second crimp bead don't make things too tight when you take up slack. Allow a little room so that the beaded segment will curve.
- String one Czech glass bead onto one head pin. Bend wire over at top of bead, trim wire to approx. 3/8" and use round nose pliers to form simple loop. Repeat with remaining Czech beads and head pins. Set aside.
- Attach one jump ring to one end of chain. Close securely.
- Cut a 3" piece of beading wire. String on one crimp bead, then thread end through small loop of clasp ring. Thread end back through crimp bead about 1/2". Slide crimp up to clasp loop and use crimping pliers to secure. Trim excess wire.
- Onto beading wire string *one seed bead and the B bead*. Repeat * through * twice more to add O beads. String one seed bead and one crimp bead. Thread wire through jump ring placed in Step 2, then thread end back through crimp bead and secure as in Step 3. Trim excess wire.
- Spread chain onto work surface so it is untwisted. Open one jump ring and attach to first link of chain (not the jump ring) next to beaded strand. Before closing jump add one disk and the cat charm. Close jump ring.
- Count 7 links over and repeat Step 5 to attach second disk and bat charm to 7th link. Repeat 3 more times to attach remaining disks and charms.
- Open one jump ring and attach to end of chain. Before closing add clasp bar. Close jump ring.
- Open loop of one bead dangle and attach at bottom of one disk. Close loop. Repeat 4 times to add remaining bead dangles.
"Halloween Parade" necklace variation: Attach the first BOO segment to a jump ring instead of the clasp ring. Make a second BOO segment to add at the other side of the charms. Add 4" of chain at each side for an 18" necklace.