Bohemian Garland Necklace
You'll love the boho feel to this garland necklace.
Designed by Barb Switzer.
- AB Glass Round Pearls, 8mm – Crystal
- Sliders – Paisley (3)
- Glass Pearls, 4mm – Ecru (4)
- German-style Wire, 24 gauge – Gold (8")
- Artistic Wire, 20 gauge – Non-tarnish Brass (18")
- Spacer Beads – Brass (8)
- Oval Link Chain – Antique Brass (8")
- Toggle Clasp – Antique Brass
- Flush Cutters
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers (2)
Cut a 5" section of 20 gauge brass wire. Make a wire-wrapped loop on one end of the wire. Slide a 4mm ecru pearl, beaded brass spacer bead, 8mm green glass pearl, beaded brass spacer bead and a 4mm ecru pearl onto the wire. Make a second wire wrapped loop. Repeat, making a second matching wire wrapped link. Set both links aside.
Cut a 4" section of 24 gauge brass wire. Make a wire-wrapped loop on one end of the wire. Slide a beaded brass spacer bead, 8mm green glass pearl, and beaded brass spacer bead onto the wire. Make a second wire wrapped loop. Repeat, making a second matching wire wrapped link. Set both links aside.
Cut eight ¾" pieces of 20 gauge wire, making sure to flush cut both ends on each piece. Using round nose pliers, form a loop on one end. Repeat on the other end of the wire, forming a figure-8 shaped link. Repeat on the remaining seven pieces of 20 gauge wire.
Open a loop on all a figure-8 links. Attach to a loop on the slider, then close the figure-8 link again. Open the loop on the opposite side of the figure-8 link. Repeat on the opposite end of the slider, adding a total of two figure-8s to each slider and leaving the second pair of slider loops empty. Open the opposite loop of the figure-8 link and attach the long wire-wrapped link made in the first instruction. On the other side of the slider, open the far loop of the attached figure-8 and attach the short wire-wrapped loop made in the second instruction.
On the other side of the wire-wrapped link added in the previous step, attach another the figure-8 attached to another slider. To that slider, attach a second short wire-wrapped link, using the figure-8 link. Next, attach the last slider, using the figure-8 link. On the far end of the last slider, use the figure-8 link to attach the long wire-wrapped link.
Cut two 4" sections of chain. Attach a figure-8 link to the far loop of the wire-wrapped link on both ends of the necklace. Attach the opposite loops of the figure-8 links through two rings at each end of the 4" chain sections. Using the toggle clasp included in the chain pack, attach each half of the toggle clasp to the end links of the chain sections.