This lucky silver horseshoe pearl necklace is a lovely project for you to make a beautiful, unique necklace for a gift or for wedding jewellery. We have used our new horseshoe charm - you can see our full range of charms here.
Start by glueing your pearl drop into the sterling silver peg. We recommend using Devcon 5 minute epoxy glue for super-fast, high strength, high quality bonds.
Prepare the glue by mixing equal amounts of the resin and hardener in a small dish. Use a fine point such as a cocktail stick to dab a bit of glue onto the cap of the peg and gently place it in the half drilled hole in the turquoise bead. Once mixed, the glue sets in 5 minutes so ensure you set your pearl straight away. Gently place it down and leave it to set. For full instructions plus some hints and tips on mixing and application, click here.
Cut the chain in half using side cutters.
Now you can attach the pearl beads using 0.3mm wire, ensuring you attach one end to the loose chain and the other end to a 3mm jump ring. For tips on wire wrapping beads click here.
Once this is done you can attach the jump rings to both top holes of the horseshoe charm.
We have used our popular mini belcher chain for this necklace but you could choose another chain from our large selection of chains.
Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy Glue - For super-fast, high strength, high quality bonds
Side cutters - for cutting and trimming wire, head pins etc.
Flat nose pliers - for gripping wider surfaces, bending angles in sheet or wire and opening and closing jump rings or loops.
Snipe nose pliers - for bending metal sheet and wire
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
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