Bead Landing™ Lampwork Golden Sunset Necklace
Beautiful glass beads are combined for a golden, eye-catching necklace.
Designed by June Beach
- Bead Landing™ Assorted Lampwork Beads (45)
- Bead Landing™ Chain – Gunmetal
- Bead Landing™ Chain – Brushed Gold
- Toggle Closure
- 28g Wire, 28g – Silver
- 22g Wire, 22g – Silver
- Wire Cutters
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Round Nose Pliers
- Crochet Hook, F or G
Cut a long section of 28g wire. Using a crochet hook (F or G) use the 28g wire, make a slip knot about 3" from the end. Slide the crochet hook into the slip knot opening. On the other end of the wire string approximately 25 assorted sized and colored lampwork beads. Gently close off the end so that the beads don’t fall off the wire. Wrap the long end of the wire over the crochet hook, right below the hook. Bring the wire over the hook from the back to the front. Slide the hook through the slip and make sure each stitch stays on the hook to make one chain stitch. Continue to crochet 5-6 chain stitches. Then slide a bead down the wire and wrap the bead into your stitch, capturing it in the chain stitch; you can pull the wire tight to the bead or leave loose depending on which look is preferred. Crochet approximately 3 chain stitches between the beads. Continue to make the chain as long or short as desired or until the beads have all been captured into the chain.
NOTE: Leave an equal amount of chain stitches at the end of the chain as in the beginning of the chain.
Create a circle in the center of the crochet chain and then one additional circle on either side. Set aside.
Cut a 6" piece of wire. Create a wire loop by using the tip of your chain nose pliers and grasp the wire directly above the beads. Bend the wire into a right angle. Position the round nose pliers vertically into the bend and bring the wire over the top of the pliers. Move the pliers round part into the curved wire. Wrap the wire down and around the bottom of the pliers to create a loop. Hold loop with the pliers. Wrap the wire tail around the stem of the wire, keeping it snug to the stem. Cut excess wire and press end close to stem with your pliers. Slide onto open end of wire onto a lampwork bead, use spacer beads or crystals on either side of the bead if desired. Repeat the steps to complete the wire wrap, being sure to attach to the loop onto the last wire wrapped section before finishing wrap.
Repeat for both sides of the necklace until desired length has been reached. This forms the backside of the necklace.
Open a jump ring with the pliers and attach the toggle closure to one of the wire wrapped sections of the necklace on one side and the toggle bar to the other side of the wire wrapped section of the necklace. Close jump rings securely.
Open a jump ring with the pliers and attach to the bottom loop of one side of the wire wrapped lampwork beads.
Place gunmetal and brushed gold chain onto the jump ring on one side of the necklace. Close jump ring securely.
Wire wrap the end of the crochet chain to the jump ring. Refer to Step 3 for creating the loop if needed.
Open jump ring with pliers and place on the remaining wire wrapped section of the necklace.
Repeat Step 8 to connect the remaining section of the crochet chain to the opposite side of the necklace.
Wrap the 2 chains through the necklace to create a draped chain effect under each of the crochet circle loops on the crochet chain. Use a small piece of wire or jump rings if needed to secure the chain in place so that it does not move when wearing.
Attach the ends of the gunmetal and brushed gold chain to the open jump ring and close jump ring securely.