There are many types of Peter-Pan necklaces. Of all the Peter-Pan necklaces that I have attempted to make, this is my favorite. It was so easy and I actually made it while my kids were playing outside (that is why many of the photos are taken on cement).
|Materials needed for this project are 18 gauge hanger wires, wire cutters, pliers, bead/pearls, gold spray paint, thread, needle and scissors.|
|I found this wire at Home Depot. I liked it because it was bendable, but very sturdy. I have a lot of it, because it came only in one size for $7.00.|
|I took this picture so you know exactly what kind of wire to buy.|
|Step 1: Cut the amount of desired wire. I cut more than I needed and measured around my neck. Then, I adjusted the length of the wire. Using the pliers bend one end in a "U" shape as shown.|
|Step 2: Fold the "U" shape completely back and use 1/2 inch of cut of wire to wrap around as shown.|
|Step 3: String the desired amount of pearls/beads onto the necklace. I used pearls because I had 2 old pearl necklaces (Don't worry! They weren't real!)|
|Step 4: When you get to the part that you would like to be the middle of your necklace, bend the necklace with the pliers. It will look like the shape of a heart.|
|Step 5: At the end, curve back the wire into another "U" shape.|
|Step 6: Twist another 1/2 inch of wire around the end of the pearls. This is so they will not slide off and stay in place. Then, cut off the excess wire.|
|Step 7: In the middle of the necklace, tie thread into a knot. Another alternative to thread is using elastic.|
|Step 8: Thread the pearls through the needle, make sure to have an equal amount on the right and left side of the necklace. I used 10 pearls and then I counted up 18 beads before tying onto each side.|
|Step 9: This step is optional. I painted my necklace for two reasons. One, I love gold so much lately and two, my pearls did not match. If you use the same type of beads, this step is not necessary.|
|This necklace can be worn with so many things. I loved it with this tank top maxi or with a t-shirt and jeans.|
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