This month the Prima Bead team was sent a surprise selection of beads based on our replies to a survey. Based on my replies, I received alot of purple and black items, mainly because those are the colors Katie likes and I make most of my jewelry for her. Er, well, I make the jewelry and then she ends up with it!


I made this purple statement necklace with Katie in mind and then I really started liking it for myself! Too bad, the girl already snagged it….but you may just see me wearing it to CHA or an event soon! I love the look of layered and heavily beaded necklaces – they're perfect for Fall and make a great statement as well. For this piece, I used beads from 3 different packs and wire wrapped 1-4 beads for each dangle.


This purple statement necklace is a perfect “in front of the TV” type of project. First I laid out a beading mat and arranged the beads and head pins I planned to use. I strung the beads onto the head pins and laid them out in rows. Then I started the wire wrapping process, using pliers. Once all of the beads had been wire wrapped. I cut a length of larger loop chain and attached it to two shorter pieces of smaller diameter chain. The heavier, wider chain provides a  good sturdy base for all of the beads to hang from.


Next, I laid the beads in a pattern in the order that I would attach them to the chain. I found the center of the chain and attached the center bead from the pattern to that link. Then I worked out from the center, adding all of the beads with jump rings. This purple statement necklace literally took one evening of watching a couple of our favorite shows to create.


I hope you enjoyed today's post!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “Falling In Purple Leaves – A Statement Necklace

  1. This is stunning!!!!

    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm
  2. Gorgeous! I love how the purple and vintage beads go so well together!

    Posted on October 19, 2013 at 7:10 am
  3. Oooh, I love the purple! Great job!

    Posted on October 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm
  4. My goodness – what a gorgeous necklace – so elegant and versatile! :)

    Posted on November 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  5. This is really cute! Love those beads!

    Posted on January 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm