Hey beautiful! In today’s beading tutorial, I will show you how to make a quick and easy DIY beaded face mask lanyard. These wire link chains can be made with beads to match any style, wire in your choice of colors, and to any length you desire. The sky’s the limit! Please watch the video for full instruction, and check out the materials list below.
About the Face Mask Lanyard Materials:
I really like the 24 gauge Benecreat brand wire from Beebeecraft, which is what I am using in the demonstration. The gold tone is a bit on the brassy side, but the finish does not flake or peel. The coral chips are from Bead Box Bargains, and the 5mm Czech glass fire polish beads are from the Dollar Bead Box.
In the video I show another variety of finished beaded chain, which incorporates agate pebble beads. Those beads are from the August 2020 Bargain Bead Box subscription.
Making Wire Wrapped Links - Step by Step
For the basis of this design, you will be connecting segments of beaded wire wrapped links. These are images from the video, broken down to show you how to make the first wire wrapped link:
Connect Additional Wire Wrapped Links
Next, create another wire wrapped link that permanently attaches to the first. To do this, you need to complete steps 1-4 again with a new piece of wire. Then slip the short end of wire through the loop of the old link before proceeding with step 5. Proceed with the next steps to complete a second beaded link. Continue adding new wire wrapped links in this manner until you have reached the desired length of chain.
For much more in depth, and easy to follow instruction, please follow the video tutorial above to see these steps in action.
This tutorial is not only helpful for making beaded mask lanyards, but for all sorts of other beading projects as well. Make wire wrapped beaded chain necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and even items like eye glasses and badge holders. Have fun dreaming up all of the possibilities!