Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

Layered necklaces are very trendy right now, but sometimes wearing more than one piece at once or wrapping a long strand several times around your neck can create a tangle. Multi-strand necklaces, like our Merlot Necklace are a fast and fun way to achieve this layered look without messy mishaps!

A tricky element of a multi-strand design can be how the strands of your necklace lay. Today’s tip will help your multi-strand necklaces lay flat along the collarbone and chest of the wearer. The smallest point of a multi-strand piece is usually where the strands connect to the clasp. If your beads are the same size or larger than the clasp, the strands of your necklace can bunch up and overlap each other in a way you may not want. To keep your strands separate and laying nicely, try tapering the size of your beads so the smallest beads are closer to the clasp.

Happy Tuesday! –Gretchen

2 comments to Tuesday Tips and Tricks!

  • Rachel

    I’ve had my eye on the Merlot Necklace for a very long time, but how about some simple instructions like how long each of the strands should be cut for this necklace. I suppose I could just string the beads the way they appear in the picture, but I like things spelled out for my fibro-fog brain! Thanks!

  • FusionBeads.com

    Hi Rachel! This is one of our older Inspiration Projects, from a time before we created free instructions of each of our projects. We’d recommend cutting three 20 inch strands of beading wire for this project. That way you can adjust the length of the piece depending on your personal preference!

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