You know how sometimes you’re wandering JoAnn’s and you see something that you absolutely need even though you don’t immediately know what you’re going to do with it? I was recently wandering the jewelry section and came across this key and it needed to come home with me. It didn’t take me long to make this Beaded Key Necklace.
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- twist key pendant in bronze
- colored copper wire in fuchsia
- wooden beads
- paint in grey storm
- foam brush
- jump ring
- round nose pliers
- side cutters
The top of the key twists off. It’s pretty nifty!
I tried the beads on the key to see how many would fit. With the beads I used, I could fit three. I painted them and set them aside to dry.
After the beads were dry, I pulled out the wire. This was the trickiest part of the necklace, but also the most fun. I poked the end of the wire through the first bead.
I then used my pliers to gently bend the wire around the bead so that the end was then inserted into the opposite side of the hole.
After that, it was just a matter of using the pliers to twist the wire around the bead as often as I wanted. I didn’t use a pattern–I just kind of wandered with the wire. When I was finished, I used the side cutters to snip the wire and tuck it into the hole. The only thing left was to put the finished bead on the key! I did this for all three beads.
When all three beads were on, I put the top of the key back on.
All that was left was to attach the key to the chain I had picked out. I opened a jump ring, looped it through the top of the key and a link on the chain, and closed it up again.
I’m pretty tickled with my Beaded Key Necklace. I’m so happy I came across that key! And if I happen to get tired of these beads, I can just take them off and switch them out with something new (although I don’t see that happening anytime soon!).
I love the way you wire-wrapped those beads! Your necklace looks great! Pinning this! First time here and I really like your blog!
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Very pretty. I really like the wire wrapping.
This is a really cute necklace – I love it – and a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
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Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
Such a neat idea for a necklace and I like that it comes in a kit. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty
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For zero free time, you made a fabulous necklace. I am excited to try.