Arrow Essence Necklace
Dress up, or dress down. These arrow-shaped, turquoise-colored beads work well with your Sunday best or your casual denim.
Refer to shorter necklace in photo at left.
Designed by Mykeall Shepherd.
- Bead Gallery® Arrow Beads – Turquoise
- Bead Gallery® Glass Round Beads, 3mm – Gold-plated
- Bead Landing™ Chain, Small – Gold-tone
- Bead Landing™ Lobster Claw Clasp Closure – Gold-tone
- Bead Landing™ Jump Rings – Gold-tone
- Bead Landing™ Crimp Tubes with Loop – Gold-tone
- Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Wire, .018" – Gold Satin (20")
- Round Nose Pliers
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Wire Cutters
Step 1 Gather the Bead Gallery® turquoise arrow beads, the Bead Gallery® glass round gold-plated 3mm beads, and the Beadalon® beading wire.
Step 2 Thread a turquoise arrow bead and a glass round gold-plated 3mm bead onto the beading wire.
Step 3 Repeat Step 2 nine more times, so that you have a total of ten turquoise arrow beads.
Step 4 Gather the Bead Landing™ crimp tubes with loop and the end strand from Step 3. 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 5 Cut other end of beading wire from spool and repeat this crimp tube closure step.
Step 6 Now gather the Bead Landing™ gold chain and the bead strand from Step 5.
Step 7 Open the first chain link and attach to the loop of the crimp tube.
Step 8 Measure the chain to the desired necklace length and remove excess chain.
Step 9 Attach the end chain link to the loop of the crimp tube.
Step 10 Now open the chain link in the middle of the chain strand.
Step 11 On one end add a Bead Landing™ gold jump ring and a Bead Landing™ gold lobster claw clasp.
Step 12 On the other end, add a few Bead Landing™ gold-tone jump rings.