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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26 comments:

The Resourceful Mama said...

These necklaces are adorable! They look great with the girls dresses. My daughter had her red, white and blue dress on today and asked for a necklace to wear with her dress.

Amanda Love said...

Those are beautiful and you did a great job. I personally can't wear jewelry that isn't gold so can't make them for myself but I can see me making one for my daughter. Love it!

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are too cute and perfect for my big July 4th cookout. My nieces would love them.

Rose Sahetapy said...

Your beautiful girls seems to really love those necklaces. I didn't know if we can make necklaces as simple as you've showed on this post. It definitely inspired me to make my own nekclace.

Terri Steffes said...

Super cute necklace. Your tutorials are always so direct and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing on your darling models!

ana de jesus said...

I can't believe this only takes 10 minutes to do I love the design. Gorgeous colours!

Rebecca Bryant said...

What a cute necklace. This is a fun project for older kids to do.

Rachel Langer said...

I REALLY love the big red rose! These are just perfect for the 4th coming up. Now to find a little girl to make one of these for!

Lucy's Cruelty Free Beauty and Living said...

So cute! I love how easy they were to make! One of my son's friends has a little sister that is always making things with beads and it really helps to keep her entertained during their little league games. I love the red rose as well:)

Paula said...

So totally adorable - and it's great that they're pretty easy to make. I'd probably do something with yellow roses or in a Kayle parasol theme (from Firefly) if I were letting the nerd out. :)

Dawn McAlexander said...

These are really cute, and I love the colors! They would be great for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! I would probably make a green and red one for Christmas.

Heather said...

I love these! And I think my daughter would love to wear one! I used to do a ton of beading when I was younger...I'm not sure why I don't still do it, this makes me want to start again.

Author TP Keane said...

Love love love these. I make jewellery too, but unfortunately I have two boys.

Beeb Ashcroft said...

I really like the red, white and blue. Beading has always been a favorite of mine. I started the hobby as a child and it just stuck with me.

Bernadette Callahan said...

These are super cute. We have tons of beads here, probably enough to make these. Love them!

Kiwi said...

aw how crafty and fun are these necklaces! Just in time for the 4th!

jillconyers said...

The necklace is such a fun DIY craft idea. The color and theme options are endless.

Mardene said...

These are great....I am not that into crafts at all...LOL....admire those who have this gift

Toni said...

I love this craft for girls! I plan to share on Facebook and with my other mommy friends.

Teresa Laura said...

This is such a fantastic DIY! I'll have to show it to my niece in-time for the 4th of July.

Amber N said...

How festive for the fourth of July. My kids would love these!

Sandy Mangis said...

This is a great craft. I love those kind of necklaces. I bet you made the dresses your girls are wareing also. My mom always made the dresses for my siser and I.

DENEA DURAN said...

This is perfect for little girls! Great craft! I loved making these as a kid!

Donna M said...

Oh what a cute little craft to do with the kids - my daughter would love this! This quiet time activity to do while her brother naps :)

Hodge Podge Moments said...

These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the directions for them!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg I just love these necklaces!!!!! So cute!!! So chic!!!!

 
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