I love chunky necklaces, but I've always been afraid to bead something with large stones. I have a few strings of chunky beads that I love. Often, large stones can be heavy. I'm always fearful that I will make a necklace and it will break while I'm wearing it. It has happened once or twice, and beads go a dropping.
A few months ago, I made a chunky necklace while riding in a car. Original post here: Car Beading. The stones are pretty heavy once they are all strung together. I asked for advice on strengthening the necklace. After many great tips, and months of other beading projects, I finally reconstructed the necklace.
Hope you enjoy the new look!
I doubled up the wire and the crimps. I also added wire protectors and shortened the necklace by reducing the quantity of black beads at the end.
Closeup of the gorgeous stones.
I can wear it proudly, now that it feels way more secure.