Spikes Tier Necklace
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Spikes Tier Necklace

This tiered necklace makes an impact with its striking metallic and faceted beads. Use Bead Gallery® and Bead Landing™ chains, beads, and pendants to achieve the look.

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Gallery® Metallic Triple Spike Beads
  • Bead Gallery® Metallic Faceted Beads
  • Bead Gallery® Round Beads, 6mm – Black Sky
  • Bead Gallery® Multi-Plated Metal Beads
  • Bead Gallery® Fringe Pendant – Gold
  • Bead Landing™ Fringe Pendant – Silver
  • Bead Landing™ Head Pins
  • Bead Landing™ Lobster Claw Clasp Closure – Silver
  • Bead Landing™ Lobster Claw Clasp Closure – Gold
  • Bead Landing™ Crimp Tubes with Loop – Gold
  • Bead Landing™ Chain – Gold
  • Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Wire, .018" – Gold (20")
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Gather the Bead Gallery® metallic triple spike beads, the Bead Gallery® metallic faceted beads, the Bead Gallery® Black Sky 6mm round beads, and the Beadalon® gold beading wire. Begin by threading one metallic faceted bead, one end of a metallic triple spike bead, three Black Sky 6mm round beads, one end of a metallic triple spike bead, three Black Sky 6mm round beads, one end of a metallic triple spike bead, and one metallic faceted bead.

Step 2 Gather the Bead Landing™ crimp tubes with loop and the end strand from Step 1. Insert the end of the beading thread into the crimp tube until it meets the hole of the loop. Using your chain nose pliers, fold over both open edges of the crimp tube and press firmly. Make sure the wire is held tightly with the crimp tube.

Step 3 Cut other end of beading wire from spool and repeat this crimp tube closure step.

Step 4 Repeat Steps 1-3, beginning a new strand, but thread through the metallic triple spike bead from Step 1. Reference image.

Step 5 Repeat Steps 1-3 two more times so that you have three spiked stud strands. Reference image.

Step 6 Gather the Bead Gallery® multi-plated metal beads and the Beadalon® gold beading wire. Begin by threading a copper bead, the top crimp tube loop from the strand from Step 1, one gold bead, one silver bead, a copper bead, and the bottom crimp tube loop from the strand from Step 1.

Step 7 Now thread a gold bead, silver bead, copper bead, and the top crimp tube loop from the strand from Step 5, a gold bead, a silver bead, a copper bead and the bottom crimp tube loop from the Step 5 strand.

Step 8 Repeat Step 7 one more time.

Step 9 Now thread a gold bead, a silver bead, a copper bead, a gold bead, a silver bead, and a copper bead.

Step 10 Gather the Bead Landing™ crimp tubes with loop and the end strand from Steps 6-9. Insert the end of the beading thread into the crimp tube until it meets the hole of the loop. Using your chain nose pliers, fold over both open edges of the crimp tube and press firmly. Make sure the wire is held tightly with the crimp tube.

Step 11 Cut other end of beading wire from spool and repeat this crimp tube closure step.

Step 12 Add a jump ring to the end of this strand and attach the Bead Gallery® Gold Fringe pendant.

Step 13 Repeat Steps 6-12 using the crimp tube loops on the open end of the strands from Steps 1-5 and the Bead Gallery® Silver Fringe pendant.

Step 14 Gather the Bead Landing™ gold chain and measure around the back of the neck to the desired length.

Step 15 Add a Bead Landing™ gold lobster claw clasp on both ends of the chain link.

Step 16 Add a jump ring to the top of the bead strands from Steps 6-13.

Step 17 Clasp each lobster claw to each jump ring. You now have a finished necklace!