Get ready to make your very own cross necklace in this fun and easy tutorial! It doesn't take much time or money to make your own high-quality, custom cross necklace.
- 1mm Black Waxed Cotton Thread
- African Metal Heishi Beads
- Jump Rings
- Lobster Clasps
- Metal Bicone Beads
- Round Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Measure the length of the African heishi strand, and add 10 inches to it. You will use this number later as the length of your cotton cord for restringing.
Cut the heishi strand right where it is knotted
Transfer the heishi beads to the waxed cotton string. Do this by grabbing a set of beads measuring ½ an inch to one inch at a time without separating the beads apart
Continue until complete
Measure 5 inches of excess wax cotton on both sides of the strand and cut
Insert your choice of a cross pendant (you may add any other beads at this time)
On both ends of the necklace attach a small bicone bead
Now, you will prepare your clasp. Attach a lobster clasp to a jump ring
Place your necklace face up on a table. Knot the clasped jump ring to the right side of your necklace. Then, knot a separate jump ring (without clasp) to the left side of the necklace.
Hide the knot inside the small bicone bead on each end of the necklace, then cut the extra cord.
Congratulations - you're all done. Enjoy your new cross necklace!
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