Olive Grove Necklace and Earring Set
The beads in this necklace caught my eye because I liked the unique way they moved on the bead strand; I thought it created a look of depth and texture and, with this deep olive color, a look of warmth, as well.
This is a simple project that calls for very basic skills; you’ll only need a good dose of patience for stringing these wonderful little beads.
I really like the simplicity and continuity of this necklace. When I paired the green disks with the small gold beads, I knew I didn’t want to clutter the look further, so I kept it simple.
String on your beads in a 4-green-1-gold
sequence, until your necklace is as long as you want it to be.
Finish the Necklace
Finish your necklace the same way you started, adding the other half of your clasp
. Using your chain
-nose pliers, push the wire
tail back through a few beads before snipping it off.
Add Beads to Headpin
Add beads on the headpins
in the same 4-green-1-gold
sequence – repeat it twice, 4-1-4-1.
Using your round-nose pliers, make a loop at the top of the headpin
. Bend it back slightly so it is centered over the headpin. Slip the earwire
into the loop and close it.