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How to Get Started With Necklaces - Simple Strand with Pendant

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STEP ONE: choosing pendants

Browse through our wide selection of pendants, and select one for the focal piece in your design.

STEP TWO: choosing beads, spacers and a clasp

Browse through our vast collection of beads in a variety of colors, materials, shapes and sizes. Check out our sterling silver spacers and pewter spacers. Select the clasp that you would like to use in your necklace.

STEP THREE: choosing the findings

If the pendant doesn't have a bail, you will need a headpin or an eye pin. Please see step five. Choose the crimp tubes and crimp covers that will best suit your designs. Be sure to check out our open jump rings and head pins and eye pins.

STEP FOUR: tools and wire needed

It is easier to open and close a jump ring with two chain nose pliers when you attach a charm or a small pendant. You will also need round nose pliers to make a loop for the head pin or eye pin if you don't have a bail and a cutter. Select the tools and jewelry wire that will work best for your designs.

STEP FIVE: assemble everything togethers

First decide if you would like to use or make a bail. When using a focal bead as a pendant, you will need put in on a headpin or eyepin. Be sure to check out our video that provides helpful tips on using jump rings. To finish your jewelry, you will need to crimp the wire. Check out our step by step instructions or our informative handy tip video. For instructions how to use a crimp cover, take a look at this handy tip.

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