Meadow Grove Necklace
This Bohemian style necklace features bold natural themed links with accents of sterling silver and crystal. The playful nature of this necklace gives it a youthful air. The length is enough that a clasp isn’t necessary; just pull over your head!
- Silver Elegance (sterling silver):
- Eye Pins, 20 pc
- 4mm Open Jump Rings, 22 pc
- Crimp Tubes, 2 pc
- Crystazzi Pearls:
- 8mm Round Gold, 3 pc
- Crystazzi Crystals:
- 8mm Light Green Round, 5 pc
- 8mm Indicolite Round, 5 pc
- 6mm Light Green Bicone, 8 pc)
- 6mm Amber Bicone, 10 pc
- 8mm Peach Round, 4 pc
- Bead Landing:
- Meadow Grove (wood novelty), 14-inches or 1 pkg (this includes extra large jump rings)
- 7 Strand Beading Wire Silver
- Wire Cutters
- Round Nose Pliers
- Needle Nose Pliers
First create the crystal beaded rings. Cut a 5-inch piece of wire. Thread on 8-6mm light green bicones and a crimp bead. Bring the other end of the wire (criss cross) through the crimp bead. Pull the wires until a closed circle is formed with the beads and press the crimp flat. Trim any excess wire. Repeat this process with 8-6mm amber bicones to form an amber circle link as well. Set these aside for now.
Make individual links out of the rest of the crystal and pearl beads. Just thread a bead onto an eye pin and finish with a simple top loop. Click to see technique for making loop.
Lay out bead links, beaded circles and wooden links to create the necklace design. The design should be varied all around, there is no specific pattern (see photo for inspiration.)
Use 4mm jump rings between the pieces to link them, unless they are chunky then use the large jump rings included in the wooden novelty strand. The extra loops will help the piece remain fluid and allow easy movement. There is no clasp in this piece since the length is enough to place directly over your head.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.