Take me home, country roads!
Let's go shopping! Inspire me! Teach Me! Show me the eye candy! Inform me!

Get your creative juices flowing
Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.

(Components list at bottom of page)

Fairy Lights

by: Jennifer Tough

Sequins! And not just any old sequins, but luscious, sparkly, vintage goodness. I'm smitten.

You'll want to refresh yourself on Dwyn's Rapid Loops tutorial, as this project will take you a while. It may be time consuming, but the results are stunning - and so light!

I've kept the necklace fairly simple, and of course you can make the wrapped section of the necklace any length you want.

Precut your chain to your desired necklace length.

Pre assemble a bunch of your headpins. See the images below for my choices. I did three different types, wired them on, and just kept repeating the pattern.

Start in the middle, and work your way up. When you can't handle wrapping anymore, attach a lobster clasp to the chain with jump rings.

I haven't yet attached my clasp, as I want to wrap the entire chain - but I'll probably be wrapping for the next week. In the pictures, my wrapped section is 5" long. 

Buy lots of head pins - you'll want a matching bracelet and earrings as well ;-)

Share on Facebook

email to a friend

Clicking on components links will open a new window so that you don't lose this page.
74201041 Chain - Medium Curb - Antique Copper (Metre)

(The chain comes in 1 meter lengths. Plenty for a necklace, earrings and bracelet. As shown, my necklace is about 18")

Price: $ 7.65
In Stock
db0116 Delicas - 11/0 - Transparent Lustre Red Metallic

(One pack is again more than plenty. Use these to prevent the sequins from falling off your headpin - plus adds a touch of colour.)

Price: $ 6.19
In Stock
22601038 Headpins - 2in / 24ga Flat Head - Antique Copper (100)

(I've used 39 headpins for the necklace as is. If you want to wrap a full necklace, pick up 2 packs.)

Price: $ 6.95
In Stock
Qty: 2 22801037 Jump Rings Open - 7mm - Antiqued Copper (approx 100)Price: $ 4.95
Sorry, Out of Stock
Qty: 1 23440009 Lobster Clasp - 12mm - Antique CopperPrice: $ 0.49
In Stock
s30549 Vintage - Cupped Flower Sequins - Dark Bronze (3 grams)Price: $ 2.35
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
s30548 Vintage - Flat Flower Sequins - Rose Pink (3 grams)

(One package will be more than enough for a full length of chain, plus lots more for a bracelet and earrings.)

Price: $ 2.35
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.

Home Page Main Bead Listing Read our Blog Email us a question FAQs Stay Informed
(join our mailing list)
Tollfree +1.877.473.BEAD (2323) | +1.416.751.1911
Copyright 2017 - BeadFX 2012. All rights reserved

Your card will be charged in your usual currency based on the rate offered to you by your credit card company.