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Free Instructions : Beaded Glasses Chain

A fun simple mini make, and never loose your glasses again! Get your size 8/0 seed beads ready and made a beaded chain for your glasses. We liked the effect of using different finishes with seed beads, and we wanted to make ours coronation themed to wear to a garden party! What colours and finishes will you choose?

Materials Needed / what we used:

1 x 5g Size 8/0 Silver lined Seed Beads (S817)
1 x 5g Size 8/0 Opaque Red Seed Beads (O811)
1 x 5g Size 8/0 Pearlescent Seed Beads (P802)
30mm Metal Beads (MTEA3031)
1m of white S-Lon (SLC02)
2 x Spectacle ends (SE05)
2 x Calottes (CASP)
2 x 7mm jump rings (JR7SP)

Tools Required

Chain Nosed Pliers (BECN)
A sharp pair of scissors (SCIMX)
Beads mat (not essential, but very useful!) (BMT2)

Instructions

1. In the sequence of your choice, thread your seed beads and metal bead onto your length of your S-Lon, we threaded beads until we had covered approx 60cm (Photo 1)
2. On one end, thread one calotte, tie an over hand knot in your S-Lon, then tie another over hand knot on top, pull tight, trim the S-Lon tail 3mm from the knot (photo 2)
3. Position the calotte so it's on top of your knot, using your chain nosed pliers, close the calotte (photo 3)
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for the other end of your beaded thread. Before you do so, move your beads, and calotte along so they sit snugly against each other - with no visible S-Lon. TIP: when you're tying your over hand knots, before you pull them tight, use a needle to guide the knots in to the right position (photo 4)
5. Using chain nosed pliers, open up on of your jump rings, loop it through your calotte, and one loop of your spectacle end. Close the jump ring. Repeat at the other end (Photo 5) Pop them on your glasses, and show off your new chain! 

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