Animal Safari Triple Strand Necklace

Add a touch of safari glam to your look with this gorgeous, triple strand necklace. Use a variety of Bead Gallery® beads to achieve the wild look!
 
 

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Bead Gallery® Amber 18mm - Faceted (14)
  • Bead Gallery® Topaz 10mm - Snowflake Lentil (20)
  • Bead Gallery® Glass Round 3mm - Gold Plated (21)
  • Bead Gallery® Amber - Animal Print (6)
  • Bead Gallery® Multi Glass Metal Connector - (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Cheetah Ovals - (3)
  • Bead Landing™ Crimp Tubes with Loop - Gold
  • Bead Landing™ Lobster Clasp Closure - Gold
  • Bead Landing™ Gold Jump Rings
  • Bead Landing™ Chain - Gold
  • Bead Landing™ Eye Pins - Gold
  • Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Wire, .018" (20") - Satin Gold
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers (2)
  • Wire Cutters
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Instructions

Step 1
Gather the Bead Gallery® Topaz 10mm snowflake lentil beads, the Bead Gallery® Glass round gold plated 3mm, and the beading wire. Thread 1 Bead Gallery® Glass round gold plated 3mm bead and 1 Bead Gallery® Topaz 10mm snowflake lentil bead.

Step 2

Repeat Step 1 nineteen more times so that you have a total of 20 Bead Gallery® Topaz 10mm snowflake lentil beads.

Step 3

Add 1 Bead Gallery® Glass round gold plated 3mm bead.

Step 4
Gather the Bead Landing crimp tubes with loop and the end strand from Steps 1-3. 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. Attach 1 jump ring through each loop of the crimp tubes. Add a Bead Landing gold jump ring and the Bead Landing gold clasp closure to the end of the bead strand.

Step 6

Gather the Bead Gallery® Amber animal print beads and the gold eye pins. Take an eye pin and thread 1 Bead Gallery® Amber animal print bead onto it. Using your chain-nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Using your wire cutters, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately .63 cm (1/4") of wire. Grab the very end of the wire at a point approximately .32 cm (1/8") down from the tip of your round-nose pliers. Roll the wire around the tip of the round-nose pliers to form a complete circle centred over the wire stem. Helpful tip: to make the piece look more finished, make your loop so it closes on the same side as your original loop when using eye pins.

Step 7

Repeat Step 6 five more times so that you have 6 total eye pins with Bead Gallery® Amber animal print beads on eye pins.

Step 8

Now connect 3 of the Bead Gallery® Amber animal print beads on eye pins using the loop of the eye pins. Repeat so that you have 2 sets of 3 Bead Gallery® Amber animal print beads on eye pins connected.

Step 9
Gather the Bead Gallery® Cheetah ovals beads and the gold eye pins. Take an eye pin and thread 1 Bead Gallery® Cheetah ovals bead onto it. Using your chain-nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Using your wire cutters, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately .63 cm (1/4") of wire. Grab the very end of the wire at a point approximately .32 cm (1/8") down from the tip of your round-nose pliers. Roll the wire around the tip of the round-nose pliers to form a complete circle centred over the wire stem. Helpful tip: to make the piece look more finished, make your loop so it closes on the same side as your original loop when using eye pins.

Step 10

Repeat Step 9 two more times so that you have 3 total eye pins with Bead Gallery® Cheetah ovals beads on eye pins.

Step 11
Now connect all 3 of the Bead Gallery® Cheetah ovals beads and the gold eye pins using the loop of the eye pins.

Step 12

Now gather the Bead Gallery® Multi glass metal connectors. Open the jump ring adjoining the connectors and separate each of them. No gather just the connectors with the amber stone, not the purple. Using those same jump rings, connect 2 of the amber connectors. Repeat so you now have 2 set of 2 amber connectors.

Step 13

Connect one set of 2 connectors from Step 12 to a set of 3 Bead Gallery® Amber animal print beads from Step 8.

Step 14
Repeat Step 13.

Step 15

Now connect the connectors from Step 12-13 to the eye pin on each side of the Bead Gallery® Cheetah ovals beads from Step 11. Reference image.

Step 16

Gather the Bead Gallery® Amber 18mm faceted beads and the gold eye pins. Take an eye pin and thread 1 Bead Gallery® Amber 18mm faceted bead onto it. Using your chain-nose pliers, bend the wire to form a right angle as close to the bead as possible. Using your wire cutters, remove any excess wire, leaving approximately .63 cm (1/4") of wire. Grab the very end of the wire at a point approximately .32 cm (1/8") down from the tip of your round-nose pliers. Roll the wire around the tip of the round-nose pliers to form a complete circle centred over the wire stem. Helpful tip: to make the piece look more finished, make your loop so it closes on the same side as your original loop when using eye pins.

Step 17

Repeat Step 16 thirteen more times so that you have 14 total eye pins with Bead Gallery® Amber 18mm faceted beads on eye pins.

Step 18

Now connect all of the Bead Gallery® Amber 18mm faceted on eye pins using the loop of the eye pins.

Step 19

Next, gather the Bead Landing gold chain and the bead strand from Step 5. Measure 2 sets of 30 chain links of the chain. Attach one set of 30 chain link strand to the end jump ring and attach the other set of 30 chain link strand to the other jump ring of the bead strand. Attach 1 jump ring to the end of both chain strands.

Step 20

Then, gather the Bead Landing gold chain and the bead strand from Step 15. Measure 2 sets of 35 chain links of the chain. Attach one set of 35 chain link strand to the end jump ring and attach the other set of 30 chain link strand to the other jump ring of the bead strand. Attach the end of the each chain link to the end jump ring from Step 19.

Step 21

Now gather the Bead Landing gold chain and the bead strand from Step 18. Measure 2 sets of 38 chain links of the chain. Attach one set of 30 chain link strand to the end jump ring and attach the other set of 38 chain link strand to the other jump ring of the bead strand. Attach the end of the each chain link to the end jump ring from Step 19.

Step 22
Attach 1 jump ring and the Bead Landing lobster claps closure to the end jump ring from Step 19. Helpful tip: This end jump ring will be connected all 3 layers of this piece.

Step 23

Attach a few more links of chain to the remaining jump ring from Step 19 to make this piece adjustable.