Beaded Y Necklace Tutorial

March 31, 2015Allison Murray
Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

I’m not quite sure what is up with me today but I’ve got to tell you I’m in a snit! It seems no matter what I do I just can’t be happy! Do you have days like those?

Lots of time it makes absolutely no sense. I had a nice chat, got lots of work done and feel surprisingly well. So why am I so pissy and irritated? Some questions never get answered. I figure tomorrow morning I’ll wake up my normal, upbeat self. But for today, I’m avoiding phone calls so I don’t chew some ears :)

I do know one of the things that irked me. I had previously realized that almost all of my jewelry was deep in a box deep in a storage unit hours and hours away from me. And I realized that even if I drove down there I would have one pain in the neck of a time trying to locate the correct box among tons and tons of them. So instead of letting it tear me up too much, I started to make over a whole new jewelry box of treasures.

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And there is no way to not make this sound weird, but I wanted a pretty burnt orange and copper colored necklace that was Y shaped so it would sit perfectly between my ladies in a certain top. Now, I normally don’t make a necklace that will nestle in that particularly personal space often… though it is common for dresses to dip that low, I’m just not comfortable dressing that way and my Mimmie would have my head if I tried. The dress it will be paired with is truly modest but my new necklace is going to sexy it up a bit. Well, a tiny bit.

For this project you will need:

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Grab your first bead and eye pin.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!Run the eye pin through the bead.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Using a pair of round nose pliers, bend the end to form a circle or loop.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Now I’m going to let you in on a little secret… my loops are never perfect. I try and try and then I give up and just go with them being wonky…

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

but look at the finished y necklace. Do you notice that the eyes I bent from the end of my pins aren’t perfect? Nope. So just roll with it because perfection is nice but NOT necessary.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Grab one link from your chain and two jump rings.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Using your jewelry pliers and perhaps your jump ring finger tool (which is really awesome – totally gonna say it again) and connect everything together like above.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Continue for the length you’d like the y necklace to be beaded, ending in an even number. I went with 6.

In the middle chain of the piece you have just made, start the drop of your Y. Here I’ve got a jump ring, chain link, jump ring, bead.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Continue connecting until you get to the end. Now I ordered matching head pins but got two bags of eye pins. What is a girl to do? It’s not right and it’s not proper, but again, screw proper if it works and looks okay. I took an eye pin and folded that eye up with my pliers and just kept plugging along.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

Since mine is so long I didn’t bother with a clasp. It easily slips right over my head.

Y necklaces are hot and so pretty! See how to make your own!

And as hoped, sits right between my ladies. Perfect!

Comments (1)

  • Hayley @ Craftaholique

    March 31, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    I have days like you described also, for no rhyme or reason! Love your necklace, especially the burnt orange beads and great tutorial.

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