Fading Mirror Bead Necklace
The Fading Mirror Bead Necklace is an elegant interpretation of the ombre trend. The graduating colors of the mirror beads used in this do-it-yourself necklace design create a soft fading effect that is utterly enchanting. With this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a beaded necklace using a series of wire bead links. The faceted mirror beads will twinkle as they turn and catch the light, putting on a dazzling performance every time you wear this piece.
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteIn an evening
Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework
Bead Project TypeNecklace
- #34741012- 32pc 10mm Rondelle Mirror Beads- Green
- #34741017- 25pc 8mm Round Mirror Beads- Aqua/Gold
- #34741005- 17pc 12mm Rondelle Mirror Beads- 2-Tone Cream
- #34718094- 46in Small Twist Silver Chain
- #34719038- 180pc Eye Pin Silver
- #34719059 - 145pc Starter Pack- Silver
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Cut the following lengths of chain: two 4-5/8 inches and two 4-1/2 inches.
Gather one of each chain together using a 6mm jump ring. Repeat for the second set of chains.
Using 4mm jump rings, attach a toggle clasp end to each of the 6mm jump rings.
Make the following bead links: 18 aqua links, 14 green links, and 11 cream links.
Connect the links in the following order: 5 aqua, 4 green, 6 cream, 4 green, and 5 aqua. Link this beaded section to the ends of the 4-1/2-inch chains.
Connect the remaining links in the following order: 4 aqua, 3 green, 5 cream, 3 green, and 4 aqua. Link this beaded section to the ends of the 4-5/8-inch chains.