- Bead Landing™ Bead Kit – Blue
Step 1 Cut one 12" piece of tiger tail. Slide a crimp bead onto the end of the tiger tail. Next, take the end of the wire and loop it back through the crimp bead leaving a small amount of extra wire as a tail. Using the flat section of the rosary pliers, flatten the crimp bead to secure.
Step 2 Lay out a pattern of beads on the bead board. Mix up the beads to make interesting patterns! Once you have your bead pattern completed, insert one crimp bead onto the middle of the 12" strand and use the rosary pliers to flatten and secure the crimp bead. Next, insert your center bead set onto the tiger tail. Insert one crimp bead onto the tiger tail and flatten to secure the first set of beads. Continue your pattern on one side of the necklace, securing each bead set with crimp beads on either side. Repeat same pattern on other side of necklace. To finish the strand, slide a crimp bead onto the end of the tiger tail. Next, slide on the toggle closure. Take the end of the wire and loop it back through the crimp bead, inserting the tail back through the beads on the strand. Using the flat section of the rosary pliers, flatten the crimp bead to secure.
Step 3 Cut one 14" piece of tiger tail. Repeat Step 2 above to create the second strand of beads.
Step 4 Attach a jump ring to the loops on the ends of the strands and add a lobster closure to complete!