Hi guys, quick update time: I’m currently in the middle of moving between places right now (I’m due to be in my new student home in two weeks’ time) so all of my craft stuff is currently boxed. To keep myself occupied though, I’ve purchased three jewellery kits from Queenbeads and will be posting about my progress with these.
Here’s the first set, a vintage necklace kit with extra findings if needed. It comes in a pretty box.
The contents are: fine silver chain, glass pearls, crystal beads, silver seed beads, silver bead caps, silver findings, instruction booklet and organza bag
The instructions are very straightforward. Using the crimp beads, create alternating groups of beads like so:
(this one’s a bit blurry, whoops)
Calottes are using to finish the chain and connect them to findings. You can make the necklace as long as you like and it uses a lobster clasp to close.
You can set aside some chain for earrings. If you set aside enough chain (which is easily doable), you can also make a matching bracelet.
This is an easy and cheap kit for beginners to try. Another version of this kit came in brown. Both look great to wear!