My mouth waters when I walk into a bead store. So many bead options. So many amazing colors. My Sunshine Necklace bead project is easy to do if you enjoy mixing and matching 3 or more bead styles on your bead cord. I also included decorative beads such as a tabular beads to add some dimension and variety. Perhaps the best part about making this necklace is you can make up your own pattern. Anything goes! I suggest limiting the larger decorative bead to every 24th to 32nd bead. I like to use sterling silver findings—clasps, crimps, and jump rings—but you can use a less expensive type also. A silk bead cord with an attached "needle" makes beading a snap. Select a silk bead cord with the proper strength/weight for the beads you want to include and the length of the necklace. You can make the necklace a variety of lengths. I like to have the finished piece approximately 18" or if I want to loop it and make it a double necklace I will make it up to 32" long. Remember to allow for some extra silk cord due to the knots at the end and the cord you trim off. Also, the clasp and tab will add some length to the necklace.
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