Some of you may recognize this necklace as one I made for my sister awhile ago. I guess she must have liked it and worn it a lot because she sent it back with the clasp broken off on one side. The stringing wire was very twisted like she had taken the necklace on and off many, many times. As happy as I was to learn that she made good use of it, I really didn't relish stringing all the little tumbled stone chips because my eye sight is not what it used to be (when I made the necklace a long time ago). I decided to show you this piece again to tell you about how I speeded up the stringing process. I used a technique that I saw someone doing to string tiny seed beads. You simply pass the new stringing wire through the beads while they are still on the old wire that you are unstringing. Another time and supply saving tip is to string the beads onto the wire on the spool before cutting the length and the beads won't slip off as you are working and you will cut just what you need.
Finally, I wanted to show you that I used Bead Smith French wire around the normally exposed loop of wire that is next to the covered crimp bead. This is a little step but it makes the jewelry more professional looking and may prevent twisting of the clasp. Hopefully, this restringing will keep this necklace in good condition for many more years of use. With time I learn new techniques that improve my crafting skills and I think it is my duty as a crafter to share the knowledge that I have acquired. I hope this post has passed on something you can use in your life. Thanks for stopping to visit my blog.