Purple Rain Necklace
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Purple Rain Necklace

As seen in Beadstyle Magazine.
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Chain Nose Pliers, 1 or 2 pair
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Small Link Chain, 18" – Silver
  • Large Link Chain, 18" – Silver
  • Small Link Chain, 18" – Black
  • Large Link Chain, 18" – Gunmetal
  • Large Link Chain, 20" – Gunmetal
  • Toggle Closure
  • Head Pins (10)
  • Bouquet Jet Chandelier Earrings
  • Jump Rings (2), Large
  • Jump Rings (20), Small
  • Crimps (14)
  • Dangle Tassel (2) – Black Diamond
  • Lengths of Stringing Wire (7); 22", 23", 24", 25", 26", 27"and 28"
  • Bicone Crystal Beads (84), 6mm – Jet
  • Bicone Crystal Beads (85), 6mm – Siam
  • Bicone Crystal Beads (43), 6mm – Fuchsia
  • Bicone Crystal Beads (55), 4mm – Fuchsia
  • Bicone Crystal Beads (57), 4mm – Rose Water
  • Crystal Rondelles (20), 6mm – Black
  • Crystal Rondelles, (10), 6mm –Clear
 

Project Instructions

Thread a crimp bead onto one end of the 22" piece of stringing wire. Make a loop and pass the wire back through the crimp bead. Close crimp bead by flattening it with chain nose pliers, leaving about 1" of excess wire.

Thread 35 jet beads and four black rondelles onto the wire, spacing the rondelles randomly throughout. Thread the first few beads onto both the stringing wire and the excess wire to secure the end.

Finish beaded strand with another crimp bead. Make a loop and pass the wire back through the crimp bead as well as a few of the crystal Beads. Close crimp bead with chain nose pliers.

Repeat with the 23" wire, 37 of the Siam beads and four clear crystal rondelles.

Repeat with the 24" wire and 52 of the 4mm fuchsia beads.

Repeat with the 25" wire and 55 of the rose water beads.

Repeat with the 26" wire and 43 of the 6mm fuchsia beads.

Repeat with the 27" wire, 45 of the Siam beads and 6 clear crystal rondelles.

Repeat with the 28" wire, 47 of the jet beads and six black rondelles.

Attach one end of each bead strand to each of the seven loops on one of the chandelier earrings with a small jump ring. Begin with the shortest strand, continue in ascending order and finish with the longest strand.

Repeat with the opposite ends and the other chandelier.

Attach the ends of the 20" chain to the center loops of the chandelier with small jump rings (same loops to which the rose water bead strand is connected).

Use a large jump ring to connect the four pieces of 18" chains. Twist the four chains and connect the ends with the other large jump ring.

Connect the multi-strand section to the twisted section with a small jump ring.

Connect the twisted end of the necklace to the toggle of the closure with a small jump ring.

Connect the multistrand end of the necklace to the ring of the closure with a small jump ring.

Connect the two dangle tassels to the ring of the closure with a small jump ring.

Use head pins and remaining crystal beads to create 10 dangles as follows: Thread bead onto head pin, use chain nose pliers to bend wire to a 90-degree angle just above bead, use wire cutters to trim head pin to about ½" from the bend, use round nose pliers to grip the end of the wire and curl it toward you to form a loop, repeat with all head pins and beads.

Connect dangles to twisted section of the necklace at random spots within 4" of the toggle.