Silver and gold have always been major players in the jewelry world, but there are new finishes making their way onto the scene. Finishes like copper, gunmetal, and brass have become quite popular. These gorgeous finishes are very present in the jewelry world and have gained some serious popularity over the years.
There is nothing better than making your own jewelry. Having the ability to create exactly whatever you want is such an awesome feeling. Jewelry making is actually quite simple, as long as you keep your designs simple. This simple brass necklace is the perfect necklace to incorporate into your Fall wardrobe and is also a great way to embrace the brass finish that is making it’s way up the popularity ladder alongside the ever popular silver and gold!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Long Brass Beads
- 1 Brass Eye Pin
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutter
- 2 Jump Rings
- Brass Chain
- Brass Clasp
Step 1: Run your eye pin through all five of your beads. If your long beads have two holes (like mine do) you will run your eye pin just through the top hole of your beads.
Step 2: Use the inside of your needle nose pliers to trim down the excess wire sticking out from your bead. If the center of your needle nose pliers does not have a cutter, you will want to grab wire cutters. Leave about 1/4 inch of wire.
Step 3: To create a loop at the end of your wire, use the tip of your needle nose pliers to form your wire into a loop.
Step 4: Grab your needle nose pliers once again and open up each of the loops on both sides of your beads.
Step 5: Side the end chain link onto one of your open loops. Once the chain is on the loop, use your needle nose pliers to close the loop of your eye pin.
Step 6: Wrap your chain around your neck to get the right length of your necklace. Once you get your desired length, cut your chain. Then, slide the end of your chain link onto your other open eye pin.
Step 7: Grab your wire cutters again and snip the top center of your chain, creating two pieces.
Step 8: Open one of your jump rings and slide it through one side of your chain. Then, close your jump ring.
Step 9: Open your other jump ring and slide on your clasp. Then, close your jump ring.
You are left with a gorgeous brass necklace perfect to wear the entire Fall season!
Since brass is a neutral, this simple necklace can be worn everyday day with all of your favorite outfits!