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Create Beautiful Mother of Pearl Necklaces

Updated on September 7, 2016

Crafters can make stunning mother of pearl jewelry by placing a pendant made out of this material on a necklace. It is as simple as that, and will only cost a fraction of the pricespspent on a pre-assembled necklace with a mother of pearl pendant. Personally I adore mother of pearl pendants because these sparkle in the sun, and are not pricey like real pearls. Recently I made a necklace with a mother of pearl pendant, which was quite stunning. The mother of pearl pendant has turquoise and silver colors in it, so I choose accent beads that were similar to these hues. The beads I used on my necklace are acrylic, but you can use glass beads if desired. One reason I like acrylic beads is because these are affordable and can be purchased in large quantities. For this necklace I had a pre-assembled beading wire with a magnetic clasp, which makes this an easier necklace to create. All I have to do is twist one end off the magnetic clasp and slip all the beads on to make the necklace. Usually I prefer to make my own necklaces with beading wire and by attaching a clasp with jewelry pliers, but this works fine since I already had the pre-assembled beading wire on hand. Next, I had to create the pattern for my beads, which I did by laying these out on the table first. Some people prefer to design their patterns with a bead board, but I really have never used one. So the supplies you will need for making this necklace consist:

  • pre-assembled beading wire with a magnetic clasp
  • accent beads
  • a mother of pearl pendant

Here Is The Mother of Pearl Necklace

Here is the necklace I made with the turquoise and silver hued mother of pearl shell.  It turned out quite nice actually.
Here is the necklace I made with the turquoise and silver hued mother of pearl shell. It turned out quite nice actually. | Source

Making The Mother of Pearl Necklace

Assemble the pattern of the beads you would like to accent your mother of pearl pendant.
Assemble the pattern of the beads you would like to accent your mother of pearl pendant. | Source
Begin by slipping the first bead on the wire.
Begin by slipping the first bead on the wire. | Source
Add the next bead.
Add the next bead. | Source
Now add a leaf shaped bead.
Now add a leaf shaped bead. | Source
Create some semblance of a pattern.
Create some semblance of a pattern. | Source
Continue working the pattern on the beading wire.
Continue working the pattern on the beading wire. | Source
Add the mother of pearl shell pendant to the beading wire.
Add the mother of pearl shell pendant to the beading wire. | Source
Add the rest of the beads to the other half of the necklace.
Add the rest of the beads to the other half of the necklace. | Source
Screw the magnetic clasp back on the necklace, which is now ready to wear around town.  Did not use the jewelry pliers for this one, but these had just happened to be there from the previous necklace I had made.
Screw the magnetic clasp back on the necklace, which is now ready to wear around town. Did not use the jewelry pliers for this one, but these had just happened to be there from the previous necklace I had made. | Source

Do You Like To Make Your Own Jewelry?

If you have never made your own jewelry, it is very easy to start!  All you need is a stunning mother of pearl shell pendant, and some cool accent beads. You can even shop online for these supplies.

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Appreciation your comment about my jewelry making hub StarryNightsDiva!

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      Alissa 6 years ago from Wethersfield, CT

      Fabulous tutorial!

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you Hello, Hello!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      That was absolutely beautiful and very encouraging to make.

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thank you spider girl!

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      Spider Girl 6 years ago from the Web

      Great tutorial! Keep coming up more!