Stalactite Sky Necklace
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Stalactite Sky Necklace

Pale peach and pale blue glass "stalactites" made from rough-cut glass complement each other nicely in this eye-catching necklace. The project takes about an hour to complete.

Designed by Michelle Mach, courtesy of Bead Gallery®.

Create the matching earrings and bracelet.

 

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Glass Coins, 14mm – Amber (2)
  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Glass Coins, 18mm – Amber (4)
  • Bead Gallery® Rough Glass Sticks, 8-11x28x38mm – Peach (9)
  • Bead Gallery® Rough Glass Sticks, 8-11x30x32mm – Blue (4)
  • Bead Gallery® Smooth Glass Sticks, 4-8x18-24mm – Blue (10)
  • Bead Gallery® Decorative Metal Saucers, 6x4mm – Gold-plated (48)
  • Jump Ring, 7mm – Brass
  • Rectangular Lobster Clasp (with Attached Jump Ring, 5mm), 7x13mm – Brass
  • Crimp Tubes, 2mm – Brass (2)
  • Crimp Covers, 4mm – Brass (2)
  • Beadalon® 49-strand Flexible Beading Wire, .018" (22")
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers
 

Project Instructions

Step 1 Use the beading wire to string 1 crimp tube and the jump ring. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp tube.

Step 2 String 22 brass rondelles, 1 amber 14mm coin, 2 amber 18mm coins, 1 rondelle, 3 smooth blue sticks (smallest to largest), 1 rondelle, 3 peach sticks, 2 rough blue sticks, 1 peach stick, 1 rough blue stick and 1 smooth blue stick.

Step 3 String 1 peach stick. Repeat Step 2, reversing the stringing sequence. Repeat Step 1, substituting the clasp for the jump ring.

Tips

Colors on opposite sides of the color wheel, such as orange and blue, can work well in muted shades as well as with bright tones.