Easy Wire and Bead Choker Necklace

Uploaded by ikologee on 04.02.2012

This necklace or choker is really great to make.
I found this really sweet little choker/necklace at a local thrift store...it might be old silver - I'm not sure
isn't it pretty?
I decided to make my own version. I was surprised how easy it was.
I used 20 gauge wire...
as well as green and silver glass beads, with a couple of gold beads thrown in. This is how I started.
First, decide how long you want your necklace to be then times that length by four. Then fold the wire in two halfs of equal length. Whaaaaaat?
Lets say you want a 12 inch long necklace
Cut a length of wire that is twice that length.
Fold in half exactly.
Make a coil with the doubled wire.
You can make a coil by loosely wrapping it around a piece of thick wire from a wire clothes hanger or
See this video for a homemade coiling gizmo.
Then stretch out the coil for a wavy effect.
Use your pointy pliers to make a ring at one of the ends.
Gently pry the doubled wire apart
until you have two strands - joined at one end.
Start threading some beads on one or both wires.
To keep a group of beads together cross the two wires over each other a couple of times below the beads then thread both wires into one bead.
Continue to do this as you make your way to the other end of the wire necklace.
You will end up with something like this.
If you miscalculated and made it too short and want it longer just add a short chain to the back to lengthen like the original at the beginning of this video.
In my next video I make a pair of earrings to go with this necklace.
One of the earrings could be used as a pendant, if you hang it on the necklace - choker style, like this!
Thanks to SeeWillySee for letting me use his beautiful music "Accoustic Loop" 0 00:03:00,0 --> 00:03:04,0 Click to check him out.