DIY Simple Wish Necklace from Bead and Chain


Wish necklace is generally a necklace which can be used to convey your wishes as well as it is usually worn as a special reminder for yourself about your own wishes. This wish necklace consists of a beaded pendant and a chain. The pendant symbolizes the wish while a string of chain acts as the necklace part. It is hoped that as the necklace color fades away and falls apart one day, the owner’s dream or wish will finally come true. It is why some people tend to wear the wish necklace.

Supplies for the wish necklace

You can also make your own wish necklace. The supplies that you need to prepare are:

  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire-cutter pliers
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Aluminium wire
  • Clasp
  • Jump ring
  • Headpin
  • Bead spacer
  • Chain
  • Handmade goldsand lampwork bead

To make the necklace, you just need to follow these simple steps. Three steps are going to be applied and they are all very easy to follow. The steps for making the wish necklace are:

Step 1. Make the wish container

Take the aluminium wire and then measure it for about 20cm long. Cut the wire and mark the center location of the wire. After the wire center is marked, curl or twist each wire end. One end is curled in clockwise direction and another wire end is curled in counter-clockwise direction to form an S shape.

Then, fold these two curls altogether. Finally, take two pliers and hold each curl end with one plier. Pull each curl end into opposite directions to create a container.

Step 2. Insert the wish bead inside the container

Open the holder and directly insert the wish bead inside it. The bead used in this project is a handmade goldsand lampwork bead. If the bead is hard to find, you can use other unique bead to represent your wish.

Then, after the bead is inside the holder, take one long headpin to thread the inside bead with one drop spacer. Then, trim the headpin but leave some space to make the top loop. After being top looped, you have finally got your wish pendant.

Step 3. Finish the wish necklace

The final step of this wish necklace is to hang the wish pendant into the chain. Choose the gold chain to be inserted into the top loop of the wish pendant. Don’t forget to insert one jump ring on each chain end. Then, connect this two chain ends with the clasp. Tada! The wish necklace is ready to wear. May your wish come true!