Beaded Lanyards

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? A friend who owns an optical store asked me to make some similar beaded eyeglass chains for her to sell in her store. What advice would you give someone starting this project? You need a good sized bead stash to make these. I used seed beads and a variety of other beads for each lanyard.

What you will need

  • Variety of beads
  • beading wire
  • crimp beads
  • swivel lobster clips

Q&A with Debbie C.

Tripletmumm asked:
thank you for this idea. I just had a friend ask me to make her a lanyard for her work ID and I was starting to think of how I was to accomplish it.
Debbie C. answered:
You're welcome. Don't know how much beading you've done, but if you need help with any of the details, feel free to ask.
grammy610 asked:
Where do you hide your ends? Your pieces are beautiful!
Debbie C. answered:
Thank you! I place a crimp bead on the wire, then some small seed beads. Clip the wire down to about an inch or so. Put the clasp over the wire. Push the end of the wire back into the crimp bead (leaving the extra seed beads as a "loop" and the lobster clasp in the loop) and carefully thread the wire back through the crimp bead and other beads until there is just enough wire to comfortably crimp the crimp bead. After crimping, put a crimp cover on to hide the 'ugly' crimp.
aat3877 asked:
How long are they? I made some and I think I made them to long.
Debbie C. answered:
I make them from 17 to 20.5 inches from the back of the neck to the top of the clip. I have found that different people like different lengths. Go to my FaceBook page, Kindred Souls, and click on Store. You'll see detailed descriptions of many more lanyards, including the lengths.