A Beady Ah-Ha!

When I made this necklace, I needed to figure out a way to get the flowers to sit flat and not dangle around like they do for most of the pieces I make with this type of bead. I still wanted to be able to use the pretty stacked seed beads on a headpin for the center. Nothing if not picky huh?

Bead Dangle

My solution ended up to make it a wrapped figure eight loop in the back. Still using a two inch headpin,  instead of a single loop, make a double one and bend it so it lays flat, parallel to the bead. I still had space to do a wrap at the top of the link, which keeps the bead from flopping around. Now the flower is ready to be added to your chain. One the white flower necklace there are little three or four link sections of chain in between each flower.

Bead Dangle

3 Responses

  1. Brilliant! When I saw your white flower necklace I was wondering how you did the back, and here you are…answering my question! Thanks!