Jet Bead & Floral Necklace
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Jet Bead & Floral Necklace

The contrast of cream and jet beads create a stunning handmade necklace. Use Bead Gallery® and Bead Landing™ materials to make your own fashionable accessory.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Gallery® Slider Beads – Cream Flower
  • Bead Gallery® Slider Beads – Black/Gold
  • Bead Gallery® Pearl Beads – Black/Gold Rose
  • Bead Gallery® Jasper Beads, 8mm – Black
  • Bead Gallery® Glass Faceted Beads,12x17mm – Jet
  • Bead Landing™ Eye Pins – Gold-tone
  • Bead Landing™ Head Pins – Gold-tone
  • Bead Landing™ Lobster Claw Clasp Closure – Gold-tone
  • Bead Landing™ Jump Rings – Gold-tone
  • Bead Landing™ Chain – Gold-tone
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Begin with the Bead Gallery® black jasper 8mm beads and the Bead Landing™ eye pins.

Step 2 Thread five beads onto the eye pin. Using your chain nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Using your wire cutters, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately ¼" of wire. Grab the very end of the wire at a point approximately 1/8" down from the tip of your round nose pliers. Roll the wire around the tip of the round nose pliers to form a complete circle centered over the wire stem.
Helpful tip: to make the piece look more finished, make your loop so it closes on the same side as your original loop when using eye pins.

Step 3 Repeat Step 2 three more times so that you have a total of four eye pins with five beads on each.

Step 4 Now thread three beads onto the eye pin. Using your chain nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Using your wire cutters, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately ¼" of wire. Grab the very end of the wire at a point approximately 1/8" down from the tip of your round nose pliers. Roll the wire around the tip of the round nose pliers to form a complete circle centered over the wire stem.

Step 5 Repeat Step 4 three more times so that you have a total of four eye pins with three beads on each.

Step 6 Next gather the Bead Gallery® Jet glass faceted 12x17mm beads and the eye pins.

Step 7 Thread one bead onto the eye pin. Using your chain nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Using your wire cutters, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately ¼" of wire. Grab the very end of the wire at a point approximately 1/8" down from the tip of your round nose pliers. Roll the wire around the tip of the round nose pliers to form a complete circle centered over the wire stem.

Step 8 Repeat Step 7 three more times so that you have a total of four eye pins with one bead on each.

Step 9 Now gather the Bead Gallery® black/gold rose pearl beads. Use your chain nose and round nose pliers to open the loop of the eye pins of each bead so that you no longer have a strand, but now have individual beads.

Step 10 Gather two big black beads and one pearl bead. Attach the pearl bead in between the two black beads, using the already connected eye pins.

Step 11 Repeat Step 10 one more time so that you have two strands.

Step 12 Next gather the gold rose beads, pearl beads, and small black beads from Step 9.

Step 13 Attach a pearl bead to the gold rose bead. Remove the eye pin from the small black bead and replace with a Bead Landing™ gold head pin. Using your chain nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Using your wire cutters, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately ¼" of wire. Grab the very end of the wire at a point approximately 1/8" down from the tip of your round nose pliers. Roll the wire around the tip of the round nose pliers to form a complete circle centered over the wire stem.

Step 14 Attach the loop of the black small bead to the loop of the gold rose bead and the same loop the pearl bead is attached to.

Step 15 Repeat Steps 13 and 14 one more time so that you have two strands.

Step 16 Gather the remaining small black beads from Step 12 and the Bead Gallery® Jet glass faceted 12x17mm beads from Steps 6-8. Attach the loop of the eye pin of the small black bead to the eye pin of the Jet glass faceted bead.

Step 17 Repeat Step 16 three more times so that all four Jet glass faceted beads are attached to a small black bead.

Step 18 Now gather the Bead Gallery® Cream flower slider beads and the Bead Gallery® gold jump rings. Attach a jump ring to each loop in the back of the slider.

Step 19 Repeat Step 18 two more times so that you have three Cream flower slider beads. Helpful tip: You should have attached four jump rings to each slider.

Step 20 Now gather the Bead Gallery® black/gold slider beads and the Bead Gallery® gold jump rings. Attach a jump ring to each loop in the back of the slider.

Step 21 Repeat Step 20 five more times so that you have six black/gold slider beads. Helpful tip: You should have attached four jump rings to each slider.

Step 22 Gather the small black/gold slider beads from Steps 20 and 21, the Bead Gallery® black jasper 8mm beads from Steps 2 and 3, and the Bead Gallery® black/gold rose pearl beads from Steps 10 and 11. Attach the black jasper beads to the outside jump ring of the slider. Attach the black/pearl strand to the inside jump ring of the slider. Reference the picture.

Step 23 Repeat Step 22.

Step 24 Now gather the Bead Gallery® Cream flower slider beads. Attach the open end of the strands from Steps 22 and 23 to the jump rings of the slider.

Step 25 Repeat Step 24 with the second strand from Step 22.

Step 26 Next gather the Bead Gallery® Jet glass faceted 12x17mm Beads from Steps 16 and 17 and the Bead Gallery® black jasper 8mm beads from Steps 4 and 5. Attach the jet glass faceted beads to the outside jump ring of the open end of the slider from Steps 24 and 25. Now attach the black jasper beads to the inside jump ring of the slider from previous step.

Step 27 Repeat Step 26 with the second strands.

Step 28 Gather the large black/gold slider beads from Steps 20 and 21, the Bead Gallery® black jasper 8mm beads from Steps 2 and 3, and the Bead Gallery® black/gold rose pearl beads from Steps 12-15. Attach the black jasper beads to the outside jump ring of the slider. Attach the rose/pearl strand to the inside jump ring of the slider. Reference the picture.

Step 29 Repeat Step 28.

Step 30 Attach the open jump ring of the black/gold slider from Step 28 to the open strands from Step 26.

Step 31 Repeat Step 30 with the slider from Step 29 and the open strands from Step 27.

Step 32 Gather the small black/gold slider beads from Steps 20 and 21 and attach to the open strands from Step 28.

Step 33 Repeat Step 32 with the second strand from Step 29.

Step 34 Next gather the Bead Gallery® Jet glass faceted 12x17mm beads from Steps 16 and 17 and the Bead Gallery® black jasper 8mm beads from Steps 4 and 5. Attach the Jet glass faceted beads to the outside jump ring of the open end of the slider from Steps 32 and 33. Now attach the black jasper beads to the inside jump ring of the slider from previous step.

Step 35 Repeat Step 34 with the second strands.

Step 36 Now gather the last Bead Gallery® Cream flower slider bead and the two strands from all of the steps above. This slider will attach to the open strands of Steps 34 and 35 and will connect the necklace to make one full strand. Reference photo.

Step 37 Gather the Bead Landing™ gold chain and the connect strand from above. Measure the chain to make your necklace the desired length. The chain will connect to the first slider and provide an adjustable length.

Step 38 Repeat Step 37 three more times so that you have four equal chain link strands.

Step 39 Attach the chain link strands to the two jump rings of the first small black slider from Step 22. Add one jump ring to the end of the chain links to connect the two strands.

Step 40 Repeat Step 39, connecting the chain link strands to the two jump rings of the first small black slider from Step 23.

Step 41 Add the Bead Landing™ gold lobster claw clasp to the jump ring of the chain strand from Step 40.