Tidal Pools Necklace
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Tidal Pools Necklace

Here's a great useful tip from designer Michelle Mach, "Save short pieces of left over beading wire to create necklaces like this one with short beaded sections interspersed with links or connectors."
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Dyed Howlite Rounds, 4mm – Turquoise (21)
  • Faceted Cornerless Cubes, 4mm – Aqua (36)
  • Quartzite Lentils, 14mm – Aqua (5)
  • Table-cut Rounds, 7mm – Aqua (8)
  • Glass Swirl Lentils, 20mm – Dark Aqua (3)
  • Dimpled Lentils, 17mm – Silver-plated (4)
  • Rectangle Pendant, 33x66mm – Silver with Aqua Resin
  • Jump Rings, 8mm – Silver-plated (2)
  • Crinkled Circle Link, 23mm – Silver-plated
  • Circle Link, 27mm – Silver-plated
  • Toggle Clasp, 12mm – Silver-plated
  • Craft Wire, 26ga – Silver-plated (35")
  • Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Wire, .018 (22")
  • Crimp Tubes, 2mm – Gunmetal (10)
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers
  • Chain (or Flat) Nose Pliers (2)
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Cut the beading wire into the following lengths: one 5" piece, one 6" piece and three 7" pieces.

Step 2 Use the silver-plated craft wire to wrap 21 cornerless cubes around the 27mm circle link. Set aside.

Step 3 Use the 6" beading wire to string one crimp tube and the bar half of the clasp. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String one howlite round, one cornerless cube, one howlite round, two cornerless cubes, two howlite rounds, one silver-plated lentil, one cornerless cube, one aqua table-cut round, one crimp tube and one 8mm jump ring. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 4 Use a 7" beading wire to string one crimp tube and the previous 8mm jump ring. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String one aqua lentil, one cornerless cube, one howlite round, one dark teal lentil, one cornerless cube, one aqua lentil, one silver lentil, three howlite rounds, one aqua table-cut round, one cornerless cube, one howlite round, one crimp tube and the beaded circle link. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 5 Use the 5" piece of beading wire to string one crimp tube and the previous beaded circle link. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String one aqua lentil, two table-cut rounds, one cornerless cube, the pendant, four howlite rounds, one table-cut round, one crimp tube and one 8mm jump ring. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 6 Use a 7" beading wire to string one crimp tube and the previous 8mm jump ring. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String one dark aqua lentil, one aqua lentil, one howlite round, one silver lentil, one cornerless cube, one dark aqua lentil, one table-cut round, one crimp tube, and the 23mm crinkled circle link. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp.

Step 7 Use a 7" piece of beading wire to string one crimp tube and the previous circle link. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. String one aqua lentil, one howlite round, one silver lentil, one table-cut round, one cornerless cube, one howlite round, one cornerless cube, one table-cut round, one howlite round, four cornerless cubes, one crimp tube, and the circle half of the clasp. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp.