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DIY Enamel Candy Disc Necklace Tutorial by HonestlyWTF

Project, Photos, and Blog by Erica Chan Coffman, HonestlyWTF

I can't tell you how excited I was to discover these candy-like enamel tube beads. Not only are they vibrant and colorful, the metal and coats of enamel makes them feel wonderfully luxurious and weighty. This necklace has already been in heavy rotation since I made it a couple weeks ago. I love it and hope you do too!
DIY Enamel Tube Necklace from HonestlyWTF, beads from WomanShopsWorld DIY Enamel Candy Disc Necklace & Glass Pony Beads from HonestlyWTF, Beads from WomanShopsWorld

You'll Need:

  • enamel Heishi beads, 2mm & 4mm
  • 25" of coated stainless steel beading wire
  • an S-hook clasp
  • 2 crimp beads
  • 2 gold filled wire guardians
  • crimp tool or flat nose pliers
  • wire clippers or small, sharp scissors
  • OR get everything in our DIY Enamel Disc Necklace Kit

Beads for making a DIY Enamel Tube Bead Necklace, by HonestlyWTF, beads and kit from WomanShopsWorld

Start by threading the beading wire through a crimp bead. Then thread the wire trough one side of the wire guardian and back down the other side. Wire guardians basically protect the wire from snapping while wearing the necklace. Since the enamel beads are pretty heavy, the guardian will prevent the clasp from rubbing against the beading wire.
Step by Step Instructions for making an Enamel Tube Necklace, by HonestlyWTF, beads from WomanShopsWorldUsing a wire guardian and making an Enamel Tube Necklace, by HonestlyWTF, beads from WomanShopsWorld

Slide one one part of the S-hook clasp. Pull the wire tight and flush against the top of the wire guardian. Push the crimp bead against the base of the wire guardian and use the bottom part of the crimp tool to crimp the tube.
How to attach a clasp to beading wire, by HonestlyWTF, beads from WomanShopsWorld
Using a crimp tool to make a DIY beaded necklace

After you've created the initial crimp, use top chamber of the crimp tool to fold that crimp in half. If you don't have a crimp tool, you can use a pair of needle nose pliers to squeeze the crimp tube closed.
How to close a crimp bead by HonestlyWTF
How to use a crimp tool, by HonestlyWTF

Use the wire clippers or a pair of small sharp scissors and snip the excess wire.
How to DIY an Enamel Candy Disc Necklace, DIY trendy summer jewelry, by HonestlyWTF
Use wire snips to snip wire on DIY beaded necklace

Start stacking on the enamel beads.
How to DIY an Enamel Bead Necklace, by HonestlyWTF, beads from WomanShopsWorld

Making an Enamel Bead Necklace with HonestlyWTF, beads from WomanShopsWorld

 

Play around with color patterns and sizes! Making a trendy Enamel Bead Disc Necklace with HonestlyWTF, beads from WomanShopsWorld

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When you've reached the desired length, add on another crimp tube. Then the wire guardian. Slip on the 2nd half of the S-hook closure and then push the wire through the top of the same crimp tube. Pull tight.
How to use a wire guardian
How to attach a clasp to a beaded necklace

Crimp the crimp tube. And trim the excess wire.
How to use crimp tubes or crimp beads

Making a Rainbow beaded necklace

 

 

 

Your necklace is ready to wear!

How to DIY an enamel rainbow beaded necklace. 

 Erica Chan Coffman styling her rainbow Enamel Beaded necklace, made using kit from WomanShopsWorldRainbow Beaded necklaces

 

 

 

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