Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Easy Red, White and Blue Bubble Necklaces


We love bubble necklaces in our house. My girls have one for just about every occasion. They add such a cute element to each outfit that I can't seem to help buying them in each color. Yes, I said buy. While I love almost every kind of crafting, jewelry making has remained way over my head. I have always assumed that bubble necklaces would be too hard to make. When Fizzy Pops contacted me and asked if I wanted to try my hand at making them, I hesitantly agreed. I love the necklaces, but jewelry making has always seemed so frustrating. But, I made my first necklaces this weekend and I don't think I will buy them again. They are THAT easy to make. 


I am thrilled with how these necklaces turned out and they only took about 10 minutes a piece, and that is for a bubble necklace beginner!


I got all of the supplies from Fizzy Pops and I love the luster of their beads. They are really pretty. Here is what I used for these necklaces. 

You will need from Fizzy Pops:




First you will need to cut your wire the desired length of your necklace plus 1.5 inches on each side. My wire is 22 inches long, plus the 1.5 inches on each side, for a total of 25 inches.

Close a 6mm jump ring and slide it on the end of your wire. Loop the wire around the ring and then slide two crimp beads over both sections of wire. Use a pair of pliers to crimp the crimp beads down until they are tight and flat. You can also add an extender chain at this point, if you want to. For detailed instructions on adding an extender chain, check out the Fizzy Pops tutorial here.


After your beads are crimped. you are ready to add your necklace beads. Here is my necklace pattern for this necklace:

Three small blue
  Spacer bead
Three small red
  Spacer bead
Large white
  Spacer bead

(repeated 3x)

Three small blue
  Spacer bead
Red rose bead
  Spacer bead

Three small blue
  Spacer bead
Three small red
  Spacer bead
Large white
  Spacer bead

Repeated 3x, minus the last large white bead. Add 2 crimp beads to finish.


Slide a lobster clasp onto a 6mm jump ring and then close the jump ring. Slide the jump ring onto the wire and then double back the wire through the crimp beads and a couple extra of the necklace beads. Crimp the crimp beads until they are tight and then trim the excess wire.


My girls absolutely love these necklaces, especially the cute little roses on the bottom. All I need now is to learn how to add all the geekiness to a necklace.


I have a few more bubble necklaces up my sleeve that are geeky themed and I can't wait to share them with you. 

What kind of bubble necklace would you make? 

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