Bead Landing™ Metal Mania™ Crystal Filled Bezel Pearl Necklace
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Bead Landing™ Metal Mania™ Crystal Filled Bezel Pearl Necklace

In about two hours, you can create this stunning glass pearl necklace with beaded bezel pendant.

Designed by Margaret Pankhurst

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Flat Back Crystals, 2mm
  • Bead Landing™ Metal Mania™ Pendant
  • Glass Pearls, 8mm
  • Glass Pearls, 6mm
  • Bead Landing™ Faceted Crystals
  • Beadalon® Flexible Beading Wire
  • Jump Rings
  • Lobster Claw
  • E-6000® Glue
  • Toothpick
  • Beeswax
  • Headpins
  • Wire Cutter
  • Tube Crimp Beads with a Loop
  • Bent Nose Pliers
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Flat Nose Pliers
  • Crimp Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Spread a small amount of E-6000 glue into the bezel of the pendant.  

Take a small piece of beeswax and roll into a ball; stick it in the end of a toothpick.  

Use the beeswax to carefully pick up the flat back crystals and place them onto the glue in the bezel.  

Cut a piece of beading wire, 25" long. Feed one end of the beading wire into a crimp bead with a loop. Use flat nose pliers to crimp the bead securely around the wire.  

Thread a combination of glass pearls and faceted crystal pearls in your desired combination. At the halfway point place the pendant onto the wire.  Continue feeding the pearls and crystals onto the other half of the necklace. When the desired length is reached feed the Beadalon wire into the tube crimp bead and crimp the bead with flat nose pliers to secure the wire in the crimp.  

On each end of the length of beaded wire, place a jump ring. Before closing one jump ring, place a lobster claw onto the jump ring.  

Cut another length of flexible beading wire 12" long.  

Feed each end up through a crimp bead and back down through the crimp bead, leaving a small loop. Crimp the bead securely around the crimp bead with crimping pliers. The beaded section should now be about 9" long.  

Attach a jump ring to each end of the beaded wire.  

Place a glass pearl onto a headpin. Bend the pin to form a right angle. Cut the pin approximately ¼" beyond the bead. Use the round end of your pliers to grasp the end of the pin and curve the pin by using a rolling motion to fold it over a single round prong.  

Before closing the loop on the headpin, place it onto the jump ring on the ends of the 9" section of beaded wire.  

Repeat this step for each headpin until you have the desired number of drops.  

Attach the 9" beaded wire to the main necklace on each side of the strand. The length should fall approximately 1" above the pendant. 

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