Tin Cup Necklace

The tin cup necklace design is a popular favorite, and this style looks especially nice with pearls or stone beads.

by Craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

cord (silk or nylon)
beading needle
choice of beads
2 bead tips
1 jump ring
1 spring ring clasp
corsage or stick pin
flat nosed pliers


Most tin cup necklaces are 16-18 inches in length.

1.Thread your needle with your cord, and add a knot to the end of the cord. Tie another knot over this one, and trim off excess cord so the knot is at the very end of your cord.

2.Slip the needle through the bead tip so that the knot rests in the cup of the bead tip.

3.Use flat nosed pliers to close the cup of the bead tip around the knot.

4.Then measure approx. four inches away from the bead tip, and tie an over hand knot.

5.String on a bead, and push the bead up against the knot you added in the previous step.

6.Tie another over hand knot, but keep it loose.

7.Slip the corsage pin through the knot, and use the pin to push the knot down towards the bead until the knot and pin are flush up against the bead.

8.Measure approx. one inch away from the bead, and tie another over hand knot.

9.Repeat steps 5 – 7 above.

10.Continue until you’ve strung on about 6 to 7 beads (depending on the length of the necklace you are making and the size of the beads.)

11.Slip on another bead tip, measure approx. four inches, and tie an over hand knot.

12.Tie a knot on top of that knot, trim off excess cord, and close the bead tip around the knot.

13.Add a spring ring clasp on one end and a jump ring on the other end.

14.Finally, I recommend hanging these necklaces when they are stored so the cord straightens out and doesn’t kink.

This Jewelry Making Projects was contributed byTammy Powley

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