crimping or flat nose pliers
bead board or ruler
Layout your beads on a bead board to make a 16 inch choker. Beads should be spaced out between 3 - 5 cm (1.5 - 2 inches).
I find it is best to start in the centre of the necklace with your focal beads and crimp on each side of the beads.
Then measure 5 cm and on either side of the focal bead crimp your next beads. Continue 4 cm along with your next beads.
When you have finished adding your beads, adjust the measurement of the choker to fit you, and add the clasp and end tag.
Variations & Tips:
You can make multiple strands of different lengths with floating beads.
Pearls look especially nice as a floating necklace.
Hard to get your beads to line up evenly? Then use a marker pen or liquid paper to mark out your length where your beads should be crimped.