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Mother of Pearl Personalized Necklace

About this design:

These Mother of Pearl letter charms make it so easy to create a custom piece of jewelry-perfect for gift giving! For this design, I paired the letter charms with gemstones, seed beads, and leather cord to create a personalized necklace.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Mother of Pearl Letter Charms
  • Leather Cord
  • Assorted Seed Beads & Gemstones
  • Jump Rings
  • Super Glue
  • Cord Ends
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Crimp Tubes & Covers
  • Silver 24 Gauge Wire

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a piece of beading wire about 4.5" long. Make a loop at one end & secure with a crimp tube & cover. Slide on the beads in the order shown. I used 6mm round jump rings to attach the letter charms. Once you've strung on your beads, make a loop at the other end of the wire & secure with a crimp tube & cover.
Step 2:
Slide the end of a 10" piece of leather cord through the loop of the beading wire about 1/4". Wrap wire around the two pieces of cord to secure. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Step 3:
Finish the ends with glue-in cord ends.

Buy Products from this Design

15-16" strand
½ strand (loose)

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  1. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    These are great! I can think of a lot of ways… use these.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Sweet. I’ve never seen MOP letter charms before–unique.

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So cool. Love it.

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