DIY Mask Holder Necklace
19 Strand .018 Beadalon Bead Stringing Wire
Size 2 Crimp Tubes
Lobster Clasp (make sure the opening will fit over the elastic ear loops in your mask!)
Assorted Beads (Beads shown are from Jesse James Beads)
Pull about 28 inches out from the spool, and use the spool clip to hold it in place. Do not cut the wire from the spool.
Snip the very end of the beading wire if it’s a new spool. String up a design of beads about 24 inches. Make sure you start and end with a small bead with a small hole.
Thread on one crimp tube and one lobster claw clasp. Thread the beading wire down through the crimp tube use the crimping pliers to crimp the crimp tube in place. Trim the end of the wire about an inch and thread it back through the beads to hide it.
Slide the beads down to the crimped part of the necklace. Leave an extra 3 inches of wire and snip it from the spool.
Thread on one crimp tube and one lobster claw clasp. Thread the beading wire down through the crimp tube and a few beads, snug everything up tight, leaving a little wiggle room, then use the crimping pliers to crimp the crimp tube in place. Snip the excess wire.
Attach the lobster claw to the elastic of your mask. Repeat on the other side.
Easy as that! You can make as many mask necklaces as you can to mix and match with your masks. Don't forget to remove your mask necklace before you wash your mask!
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Until next time, happy beading!