Bead Landing™ Lampwork Indian Summer Necklace
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Bead Landing™ Lampwork Indian Summer Necklace

This necklace is sure to turn heads! Use a mix of lampwork beads and chain to create a piece that will sparkle and shine.

Designed by June Beach

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

  • Bead Landing™ Assorted Lampwork Beads (50)
  • Bead Landing™ Pearl Rosary Chain – Black
  • Bead Landing™ Chain – Brushed Gold
  • Bead Landing Toggle Closure
  • Bead Landing Gold Headpins (40)
  • Wire, 22g – Silver
  • Jump Rings
  • Rose Nose Pliers
 

Project Instructions

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 above steps to complete the wire wrap. 

Repeat step one to continue to wire wrap each of the lamp work beads in the center of the necklace, being sure to attach to the loop onto a closed jump ring before finishing the wire wrap. 

Use round nose pliers to attach the last wire wrapped lampwork bead to the pearl rosary chain on both sides of the necklace.  

Adjust the length of the necklace by removing some of the pearl rosary chain with the round nose pliers. Attach toggle closure to the back of the necklace. Close the loops securely.

Take remaining pearl rosary chain and attach the chain to the top jump ring between the last two lampwork beads. Repeat for the other side of the necklace to create a chain layer for the necklace. Repeat to create a second layer of chain for the necklace using the pearl chain.  

Repeat step 5 using gold chain to create the two chain layers: one chain layer above the lampwork chain and one below the lampwork chain.   

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. 

Place a lampwork bead onto a headpin. Use the round nose pliers to create a simple loop at the top of the bead, connect the loop onto the jump ring on the lampwork chain. Trim excess wire from the headpin with side cutters and use the pliers to tuck the wire end into the top of the bead.

Repeat Step 8 to continue to place the remaining lampwork beads to the jump rings and chain throughout the necklace.

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