Geometric Gems Necklace & Earrings
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Geometric Gems Necklace & Earrings


Use purple Beadalon 7, stylish chain and a collection of unusual beads to create your own one-of-a-kind look. Use this materials list as you shop or substitute your own favorite beads with this multiple strand and fringe technique.
Designed by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • For Both Projects
  • Beadalon®:
    Silver Pinch Bails (1 for necklace; 2 for earrings)
    Silver Findings Chain
    Round Nose Pliers
    Chain Nose Pliers
    Crimping Tool
  • Wire Nipper
  • Ruler

  • For Necklace
  • Beadalon®:
    #1 Silver Crimp Beads (4)
    #0 Silver Crimp Beads (35)
    #1 Copper Crimp Bead
    Silver Crimp Covers (4)
    4mm Silver Jump Rings (2)
    7 Wire Purple (.015-inch diameter)
    7 Wire Bronze (.015-inch diameter)
    Silver EZ-Lobster™ Clasp
  • 20mm Black Rectangular Shell Bead Frame
  • 20mm Purple Round Shell Bead Frame
  • 18mm Purple Millefiori Square Glass Bead
  • 12mm Lime Green Lentil Bead
  • 8mm Blue Shell Square Bead
  • 8mm Purple Round Glass Bead
  • 8mm Black 3-cut Glass Bead
  • Blue Shell Chips (2)
  • Purple Shell Chip
  • 6/0 Matte Purple Glass Bead
  • 11/0 Purple Seed Beads (1 package)
  • 6mm Silver Disc Beads (3)
  • Silver Ball Head Pins (2)

  • For Earrings
  • Beadalon®25mm Silver Kidney Ear Wires (2)
  • Blue Shell Chips (4)
  • 8mm Purple Round Glass Beads (2)
  • Silver Eye Pins (2)
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Necklace
Cut a 16½-inch length of purple Beadalon 7 and chain.


Step: 2

Cut a 7-inch length of purple Beadalon 7 and pass it through the center link on the 16½-inch piece of chain.


Step: 3

Hold the wire ends together and pass them through a silver crimp bead. Adjust the wires so one is 3-inches long and one is 4-inches long. Push the crimp bead toward the fold to create a small loop.


Step: 4

Crimp the crimp bead and place a crimp cover over it. Use a crimping tool to close the cover.


Step: 5

Pass the 3-inch wire end through a purple shell chip, silver rondelle, green lentil and silver crimp bead. Crimp it. Attach a crimp cover.


Step: 6

Pass the 4-inch wire end through a purple shell bead frame with an 8mm black bead inside and a crimp bead. Crimp it. Attach a crimp cover.


Step: 7

Cut a 2½-inch length of bronze Beadalon 7. Pass the wire through a copper crimp bead, the next link on the 16½-inch chain and back into the crimp bead. Crimp it.


Step: 8

Pass the wire end through a 6/0 bead, silver rondelle, purple millefiori square and silver crimp bead. Crimp it and attach a crimp cover.


Step: 9

Pass a head pin through a square shell bead, silver rondelle, gray rondelle and 15 silver #0 crimp beads.


Step: 10

Make a basic loop to attach the head pin to the next link on the 16½-inch chain. Click to see technique for making loop.


Step: 11

Pass a head pin through a gray shell bead frame with two blue chips inside and 20 silver #0 crimp beads.


Step: 12

Make a basic loop to attach the head pin to the cable chain on the other side of the center dangle from step 2.


Step: 13

Attach a pinch bail to an 8mm purple glass bead.


Step: 14

Cut a ½-inch length of chain. Open the last link on the chain and attach it to the loop on the pinch bail.


Step: 15

Open the top link on the chain and attach it to the next link on the 16½-inch chain.


Step: 16

Cut a 16½-inch length of purple Beadalon 7 and pass it through the beaded dangles hanging from the center of the chain.


Step: 17

Add purple seed beads to each end of the purple beading wire.


Step: 18

Open the rings on the EZ-Crimp ends and remove them from the clasp attachment. Use a crimping tool to attach half of the clasp to each end of the beading wire.


Step: 19

Open a jump ring and use it to connect one end of the seed bead wire and one end of the 16½-inch chain. Attach it to half of the clasp. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.


Step: 20

Earrings
Pass an eye pin through one hole on a shell bead frame, two shell chips and the other hole on the bead frame. Make another loop.


Step: 21

Cut a ½-inch piece of chain and attach it to one of the loops on the eye pin.


Step: 22

Attach a pinch bail to the 8mm bead.


Step: 23

Open the last link on the chain and attach it to the loop on the pinch bail.


Step: 24

Attach the upper loop on the eye pin to the ear wire.


Step: 25

Repeat steps to make a matching earring.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.