Sorry for the blurry photo. I didn't take one before I deconstructed these (I must remember to photograph everything when I bring it home) so I had to zoom in on a group shot photo from my last posting.
1. Take a piece of chain and cut it to the desired length of the necklace. I find choker length works best for this...
2. deconstruct the necklace. They are usually knotted in between each bead (that's how you can tell a good quality necklace)
3. clean them with warm water and dish detergent if they have a greasy feel to them.
4. Using head or eye pins, create dangles by stacking them on a pin. If you use eye pins, you might want to dangle a little rhinestone or teeny bead for a little extra sparkle.
5. add a toggle clasp to the chain.
6. Hang chain on mannequin or necklace easel board from Michaels, and start attaching the bead dangles.
7. I count links and put the largest bead in the bottom at the center of the chain, then I count over and add the next size down, making a symmetrical balance between the beads.
On the pink necklace I chained up little beads and hung strands of 3 beads in between all the other beads. I decided not to do it on the blue one. I could have dangled rhinestone chain in between for more sparkle, but I was out of shiny silver rhinestone chain, so I added the little Swarovski bicones at the end of all the big beads for a little sparkly shimmer. They swing and catch the light beautifully.
I love how they look. On trend, and very updated compared to the plain I Love Lucy style they were before.