This is one of my favorite jewelry DIYs! It’s simple, easy, and completely customizable. There are so many different sizes of glass vial available, so you can make a small and dainty vial on a thin chain or a larger vial on a thicker, sturdier chain. In my glass vials, I used faceted aquamarine and gold spinel rondelle beads (approximately 2-3mm). But you can also fill with sand, colorful seed beads, or glass chip beads. See below for the simple step-by-step instructions.
What you’ll need:
- Jump ring
- Spring ring clasp
- Glass vial with cork top
- Screw eye
- Flat nose jewelry pliers
- Jewelry wire cutter
1. Fill your glass vial with a decorative element of your choice (seed beads, rondelle beads, sand, or chip beads). Secure the cork top tightly.
2. Screw on the screw eye in the middle of the cork.
3. Loop the chain through the eye of the screw and use your pliers to secure a jump ring on one end of the chain.
4. On the other side of the chain, use your pliers to secure the spring ring clasp.
That’s it, you are done! The beauty of this necklace is that you can replace the vial contents with another type or color of bead that will give the entire necklace a whole new feel. Have fun making!