Mesh tubing, aka Tubular Crin, aka Cyberlox, is great for lots of accessories and jewelry. I already have a tutorial showing how to make cyber falls, but here's something totally different you can do with it.
What you need:
- Narrow mesh tubing
- beads (something with shine works best; I used iridescent rosebud beads and faux pearls). It helps if the beads you'll be using as spacers have larger holes.
- leather crimps and clasp
- hot glue
Step 1: Adding Beads
For this reason you want to start with tubing a couple inches longer than your finished necklace, as the ends will get a bit frayed from all the manipulation.
Step 2: Finishing
Once you're done stringing your necklace, here's how to add a clasp.
Finish the tubing end by squishing the ends and adding a dab of hot glue; once the glue cools a little, squish it into the plastic and roll it around with your fingers. Trim the end so it's neat.
Here I have two leather crimps attached to a lobster clasp.
Insert the end into one leather crimp, fold the sides over and press firmly with your pliers to secure.
Step 3: Finished Necklace!
Using different colours of tubing and beads will give you very different results - try soft colours of tubing with bright beads, black tubing with a contrasting bright colour of bead, or even a bright tubing with another bright colour bead for extra oomph!
You can also string pendants (with large holes) onto the tubing between sections of beads.