Tangled Jewels Necklace & Earrings
Take the illusion style a step further with this luxurious, layered design. Use stylish crimp covers to add a professional, finished look as you perfect your crimping technique. Designed by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
- For Both Projects
Silver Crimp Covers (46 for necklace; 8 for earrings)
#1 Silver Crimp Beads (42 for necklace; 6 for earrings)
#2 Silver Crimp Beads (4 for necklace; 2 for earrings)
7 Wire Purple
- Mighty Crimping Tool
- Wire Nipper
- For Necklace
7 Wire: Bronze, Black
Silver Lobster EZ-Crimp™ Clasp
- Assorted Purple and Gray Beads
- For Earrings
Silver Pinch Bails (2)
Silver Leverback Ear Wires (2)
- 6mm Purple Fire Polished Glass Rounds (2)
- 6mm Purple MOP Chips (2)
- 8mm Gray Glass Rondelles (2)
Cut two 20-inch lengths of each color of Beadalon 7.
Hold the wires together and attach a #2 crimp bead 10-inches from the wire end; attach a crimp cover.
On each strand, use #1 crimp beads and crimp covers to attach beaded stations in a pleasing arrangement.
Hold the wires together and attach another #2 crimp bead 10-inches from the other wire end; attach a crimp cover.
Braid the wire ends together and attach a #2 crimp bead ½-inch from the end; attach a crimp cover.
Trim off all of the wire ends except for one. Trim the remaining wire end to ¼-inch.
Pass the ¼-inch wire end inside an EZ-Crimp™ clasp end and squeeze the crimp end to attach it.
Repeat steps 5-7 for the other end of the necklace.
Cut a 3-inch length of purple Beadalon 7.
Attach a pinch bail to a gray rondelle.
Center the wire through the loop on the pinch bail.
Hold the wires together and attach a #1 crimp bead and crimp cover.
Pass the wires through a chip and another #1 crimp bead; attach a crimp cover.
Leave ½-inch and attach another #1 crimp bead and crimp cover.
Pass the wires through a fire polished round.
Pass the wires through a #2 crimp bead, the ear wire loop and back through the crimp bead. Crimp it, and then attach a crimp cover.
Repeat steps to make a matching earring.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.