Tangled Jewels Necklace & Earrings
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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
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • For Both Projects
  • Beadalon:
    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
    Crimping Tool
  • Mighty Crimping Tool
  • Wire Nipper
  • Ruler

  • For Necklace
  • Beadalon:
    7 Wire: Bronze, Black
    Silver Lobster EZ-Crimp™ Clasp
  • Assorted Purple and Gray Beads

  • For Earrings
  • Beadalon:
    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)
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Necklace
Cut two 20-inch lengths of each color of Beadalon 7.


Step: 2

Hold the wires together and attach a #2 crimp bead 10-inches from the wire end; attach a crimp cover.


Step: 3

On each strand, use #1 crimp beads and crimp covers to attach beaded stations in a pleasing arrangement.


Step: 4

Hold the wires together and attach another #2 crimp bead 10-inches from the other wire end; attach a crimp cover.


Step: 5

Braid the wire ends together and attach a #2 crimp bead ½-inch from the end; attach a crimp cover.


Step: 6

Trim off all of the wire ends except for one. Trim the remaining wire end to ¼-inch.


Step: 7

Pass the ¼-inch wire end inside an EZ-Crimp™ clasp end and squeeze the crimp end to attach it.


Step: 8

Repeat steps 5-7 for the other end of the necklace.


Step: 9

Earrings
Cut a 3-inch length of purple Beadalon 7.


Step: 10

Attach a pinch bail to a gray rondelle.


Step: 11

Center the wire through the loop on the pinch bail.


Step: 12

Hold the wires together and attach a #1 crimp bead and crimp cover.


Step: 13

Pass the wires through a chip and another #1 crimp bead; attach a crimp cover.


Step: 14

Leave ½-inch and attach another #1 crimp bead and crimp cover.


Step: 15

Pass the wires through a fire polished round.


Step: 16

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.


Step: 17

Repeat steps to make a matching earring.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.