Monday, June 6, 2016

Rear View Mirror Dangle Project

The other day, I was out to breakfast and saw that someone had a really pretty beaded rear view mirror beaded dangle.  It got me thinking that I wanted to make one of those.  I made a few sets of beads, but they didn't really speak to me.  I had an idea to hang a large swarovski crystal on the end, but it didn't really match the beads I made.  So then I just decided to do this:

The reason I did that was, 1. I love my Japanese charm and 2. I love bicone shaped beads right now and 3. I love that glass color!

Here's how I did it!

Gather your supplies:

  • Cutters
  • Pliers
  • Crimpers
  • Beading Wire
  • Crimp Beads
  • Ornament Hanger (directions found HERE)
  • Glass Bicone Beads
  • Metal Spacers
  • Charm
 Add your charm to the beading wire, and crimp in place:

 Add your beads onto the beading wire, they way you want them!

Finish by adding a crimp bead, looping the beading wire through the end loop of the ornament hanger, and then crimping loop!

There you go - another beady thing to do with beads, but not jewelry!

Susan Kennedy


  1. Thank you for this inspiring blog! I used to make these with seaglass and can't believe I forgot all about them. I have beads I thought I didn't know what to do I know better!

  2. Years ago I had made one for my car. While hanging out at the dog park someone stole it off my rear view mirror via an open sunroof. Bummed me out. Love them!



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