Saturday, October 28, 2023

Beaded Eye Glasses Chain - Champagne

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Matte Metallic Bronze" (2006)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Matte Metallic Bronze" (2006) (you will need 2)
  • SuperDuo beads "Opaque Grey Picasso" (you will need 37)
  • 3mm druks "Champagne" (you will need 152)

When I saw Deborah Roberti's "Beaded Lanyard" pattern recently, I immediately thought that it would work great for a glasses chain with some modifications. First, I went to Walmart and bought the only glasses chain that they had in stock so that I could determine how long to make my chain. You can see the clunky tortoise shell chain in the photo below. The Walmart chain is 25-inches long so that's how long I made mine. 

Deb's pattern was easy to adapt. I simply made one continuous length using her pattern design, starting and ending with a druk motif. I added an 8/0 seed bead on each end to attach a medium size jump ring. The eyeglass chain loops attach to the jump rings. Betsy from Red Panda Beads sent me a few loops to play with but you can buy them on Amazon. I saw a pack of 16 of them for about $5.00 there. If Betsy puts them up for sale in her shop, I will post a link to them.

You can download Deb's free "Beaded Lanyard" pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table.

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