DIY Eclectic Glass Bead Necklace with Owl Pendant

Long necklaces are a fantastic accessory. They can be layered with matching pieces for an instant outfit update. That also makes the the perfect statement piece which is definitely what this DIY eclectic glass bead necklace with owl pendant is!

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Collage of Photos of Owl Pendant on Beaded Necklace with text overlay: DIY Eclectic Glass Bead Necklace with Owl Pendant

 

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I am a huge proponent of embracing your weird. That’s why I love choosing clothes and accessories that have a touch of flair to them. From my floral TARDIS sleeveless top to my favorite peacock bracelet, my style is definitely a little quirky but in a subtle way. (For example, I have a Hello Kitty dress where she is literally the design in the lace but it isn’t instantly noticeable.)

If this sounds like your style, or you’re brave enough to step outside of your comfort zone, you definitely need to make this awesome necklace. Wear it with a plain colored tee-shirt and a funky skirt for the perfect casual weekend outfit.

 

Close up of Owl Pendant on Necklace

Materials

 

Assortment of Glass Beads Next to Owl Bead

Step 1

First choose 14 pairs of beads that roughly match. The pairs don’t have to be exact matches. Keep the colors and sizes similar and that’s enough.

 

Owl Bead with Long Eye Pin Through It

Step 2

Next, thread the long eye pin through the hole in your large owl bead.

Note:

 

Owl Bead with Loop at the Top

Step 3

Then, use the round nose pliers to twist the end on the long eye pin into a double loop.

 

Assortment of Glass Beads Next with Cut Brown Cording

Step 4

Now, cut a length of cording that is roughly 24 inches long.

 

Owl Bead on Brown Cord

Step 5

Thread your owl bead onto the cording and slide it to the center.

 

Owl Bead on Brown Cord with Knots

Step 6

Add a knot on either side of your owl so that you have a 1 inch gap between the knots.

 

Owl Pendant and Yellow Beads on Brown Cord

Close Up of Beads on Brown Cording

Close Up of Knot Next to Beads on Brown Cording

Step 7

Then begin threading on your beads, one pair at a time. Alternate between colors and sizes for visual interest in your necklace.

Step 8

After you finish threading your beads, tie a knot taught the end of the last bead on each side of your necklace.

 

Jump Ring Tied to Brown Cording

Close Up of Jump Ring Tied to Brown Cording

Step 9

Next, measure another 4-6 inches from the last bead on one side of your necklace (depending on how low you want your necklace to hang) and tie your jump ring to the necklace.

 

Close Up of Jump Ring and Lobster Clasp Tied to Brown Cording

Step 10

Repeat step 9 on the opposite side of your necklace with the lobster clasp.

 

Clasped End of Beaded Necklace

Step 11

Lastly, trim the excess cording from your necklace by the jump ring and the lobster clasp.

 

Owl Pendant on Beaded Necklace with text overlay: DIY Eclectic Glass Bead Necklace with Owl Pendant

As I said above, I originally made this necklace with pink and I hated it mixed with the yellow beads. Since I couldn’t remove those, the pendant had to get switched. I definitely want to make another one of these DIY eclectic glass bead necklace with owl pendant in pinks and blues so that I can use the awesome hot pink owl you see above. Feel free to customize it to your own favorite colors. Simply make sure your glass beads coordinate with the pendant and you’re good to go.

See where I’m linking up!

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