Central Bead with Beaded Chain by Nancie M. Wiseman

Central Bead with Beaded Chain

January 2005
Artistic Wire, 30ga Gold
1.65 mm
20" (51 cm) with clasp

From the book: Once you’ve found a showcase central bead for this necklace, you’ll love working the chain with just the perfect seed beads to show it off. This is an easy project, but once you’re finished, you’re sure to get compliments every time you wear it.

Skill Level: Easy


  • Artistic Wire, 30-gauge (30 yd 28m) spool; 1 spool of gold
  • Central bead about 1 1/4” x 3/4” (3.2 x 2 cm) with a large hole running lengthwise through the middle
  • 5 g size 8 triangular seed beads, brass
  • Steel size 7/1.65mm hook


  • 1” (2.5cm) gold toggle clasp
  • 4 gold crimp beads
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers