Gold Rush Necklace
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Gold Rush Necklace

Designed by Erin Prais-Hintz for Bead Gallery®.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Oval Slider – Gold (2)
  • Foil Round Slider – Copper (3)
  • Round Slider – Gold (2)
  • Flat Table Cut Coins, 9.5x10mm – Amber (80)
  • AB Faceted Round – Golden (24)
  • Seed Beads, 11/0 – Gold-plated
  • Dotted Toggle Clasp – Gold-plated
  • Beading Wire, .018 (80" Divided)
  • Crimp Tubes – Gold-tone
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 String eleven seed beads to the center of one 40" wire. Create a loop and crimp to the toggle. Separate the wires.

Step 2 On one wire, string three seeds.

Step 3 On the same wire, string the following pattern: one amber, one seed, one amber, one seed, one amber, one seed, one gold AB round and one seed.

Step 4 Repeat two times. String one amber, one seed. Use a bead stopper to hold the beads.

Step 5 On the second wire, string one seed, one amber, one seed, one gold AB round, one seed.

Step 6 Repeat Step 3 two times. String one amber, one seed, one amber, one seed, one amber, one seed. Use a bead stopper to hold the beads.

Step 7 String one seed bead to the center of the other 40" wire. Create a loop and crimp to the toggle bar. Separate the wires.

Step 8 Repeat Steps 2-6. Use a bead stopper to hold the wires.

Step 9 Starting at the toggle side, take both strands and string them through the top hole on a round slider. Pass both wires through the other hole at the top.

Step 10 String three seed beads over both wires.

Step 11 String the wires through the top holes in the round copper foil slider.

Step 12 String four seed beads over both wires.

Step 13 String the wires through the top holes in the oval slider.

Step 14 String four seed beads over both wires.

Step 15 Repeat Steps 11-14.

Step 16 Repeat Step 11.

Step 17 Repeat Step 10.

Step 18 Take both strands and string them through the bottom hole on the last round slider. Use a bead stopper to hold the wires.

Step 19 Repeat Step 1 on the toggle bar.

Step 20 Repeat Steps 2-8.

Step 21 Starting at the toggle bar side, take both strands and string them through the top hole on a round slider. Pass both wires through the other hole at the top.

TIP: the wires will pass behind the ones with the seed bead spacers and will not be seen, so no need to add more seed beads -- otherwise it will be too bulky.

Step 22 Repeat Step 11.

Step 23 Repeat Step 13.

Step 24 Repeat Step 11.

Step 25 Repeat Step 13.

Step 26 String both wires through the bottom hole on the round slider. Now you will have two beaded strands on either side of the round sliders.

Step 27 String a similar pattern to the start strands (Steps 2-8) of alternating amber beads, seed beads and gold AB rounds on the remaining strands. This will give the beads a random staggered look.

Step 28 Finish both sides by stringing a crimp tube and eleven seed beads through the loop on the toggle and toggle bar. Finish by crimping securely.

Tips

Using just the top holes in the sliders allows the piece to have a bit of movement and bend, but the holes are not lined up perfectly between the different styles. Add a few seed beads between the beads to hide the wire and make the spacing work.