True to my OCD tendencies, it has been driving me crazy that I have several DIY posts on Not Without Heels and obviously the rest of my DIY posts on this blog. I want them organized and all in the same place. So - I decided to move the few tutorials I have over there to Delightfully DIY. I'm not changing anything when I move the post, aside from updating images with new watermarks (again - to satisfy my OCD need for things to be the same) and resizing (because for some reason I decided to make my images here about 20 px wider than on my other blog). As I post them here, I'll update the original post on Not Without Heels with a link to the post. Or maybe if I'm feeling super ambitious I'll figure out a way to forward that page to the new page here.
Here is the original post:
J.Crew Pearl Ball Choker it seemed like the perfect DIY inspiration for the stockpile of glass pearls that I've had (and haven't used) for probably 3 years now. (On a side note: if you actually wanted to make a DIY version of this necklace and not just something inspired by it's shape/colors, I think you could probably find similar beads on a site like Fusion Beads, Beadaholique, or maybe Etsy.)
2 different sizes of chain (the smaller about 12 inches and the larger only 3 inches)
220 6mm glass pearl beads (12 per bead ball plus a few extra)
Lobster claw clasp
2 eye pins
2 jump rings (one slightly larger)
E-6000 glue (or something similar)
Small round pliers
Hello Whimsy has a great tutorial on how to put these together.
Once all the pearls are threaded on the chain, find where to cut the chain and add the second eye pin pearl. This can be a little tricky because you want to find the link right at the end of the last bead. Since the tension (or something like that) is different when it is laying down, pick the necklace up to do this part. Once I found the correct link I put a piece of thread through it so I wouldn't lose which one it was.
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