Rosy Future Necklace and Earrings
Create your own lovely double-strand, ruffled necklace. Artistic Wire Mesh is available in a variety of colors – choose the metallic shade that works best with your favorite large-hole beads!
Designed by Katie Hacker.
- Artistic Wire Mesh, 18mm – Black
- Artistic Wire Mesh Clasp/Ends – Hematite
- Bead Gallery® Ceramic Beads, Large-hole – Purple/Black with Painted Roses (12)
- Beadalon® 19 Wire, .018" – Black
- Beadalon® Crimp Tubes, #2 – Silver (2)
- Beadalon® Ear Wires – Silver (2)
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Rosy Future Necklace
Fold the Artistic Wire Mesh in half, then shift the fold so it is slightly off-center.
Place the fold inside an Artistic Wire Mesh clasp/end and use chain-nose pliers to squeeze it shut.
Twist the short mesh end and pass it through five beads. Spread them out so they're evenly spaced.
Twist the long mesh end and pass it through seven beads; spread them out evenly spaced.
Straighten the mesh ends, hold them together and fold them back by 1/8". Place the ends inside an Artistic Wire Mesh clasp/end; use chain-nose pliers to attach it.
Starting at the center of the necklace, pull the sides of the mesh apart to create ruffles between the beads.
Rosy Future Earrings
Cut a 4" length of beading wire and string a bead onto the center of the wire.
Hold the wire ends together, pass them through a crimp bead and the loop on the ear wire.
Pass the wire ends back through the crimp and flatten it with chain-nose pliers.
Cut a 4" length of Artistic Wire Mesh and tie it in a knot to cover the crimp.
Repeat steps to make a matching earring.