How to Make the Casually Chic Necklace

Published January 2013
Designed By Katie Hacker / Content Supplied by Beadalon

Techniques:

Crimping, Stringing

Materials & Tools:

5 silver-lined gray 16mm disks
5 gray 5x6mm rice freshwater pearls
4 gray 8x9mm potato freshwater pearls
6 black diamond 6mm crystal bicones
15 Pacific opal 4mm crystal bicones
5 dark gray 6mm metallic rounds
5 amethyst 4x6mm faceted rondelles
12 matte iris 6/0 Seed Beads
8 silver 5mm smooth disks
.018" diameter bright Crinkle Wire™ Beadalon 7
2 silver Eye Pins
2 silver Beading Cones
80 silver #1 Crimp Beads
Silver Lobster Clasp
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Wire Nipper
Crimping Tool

How To:

1. Cut five 16 ½" pieces of Beadalon 7.

2. Pass one end of a piece of beading wire through a Crimp Bead, a loop on an Eye Pin, and back through the Crimp Bead. Crimp it. Repeat this step to connect all of the wires to the same Eye Pin loop.

3. Pass the Eye Pin through the wide end of a Beading Cone and make a wrapped loop outside the narrow end of the cone to attach a Lobster Clasp.

4. On one Crinkle Wire, leave 2" and pass the wire through a Crimp Bead, amethyst rondelle and another Crimp Bead; crimp the Crimp Beads to make the first station. Leave 1" and attach a rice pearl station. Alternate rondelle and rice pearl stations 1" apart for 10 stations total.

5. On another Crinkle Wire, leave 1" and pass the wire through a Crimp BEad, seed bead, black diamond, seed bead, Crimp Bead; crimp the Crimp Beads to make the first station. Leave 2 ½" and attach an identical station; repeat for five total stations.

6. On another Crinkle Wire, leave 2" and pass the wire through a Crimp Bead, dark gray bed, Crimp Bead; crimp the Crimp Beads to make the first station. Leave 1" and attach a Pacific opal crystal. Alternate dark gray and Pacific opal beads 1" apart for 10 stations total.

7. On another Crinkle Wire, leave 3" and pass the wire through a Crimp Bead, silver disk, potato pearl, silver disk, Crimp Bead; crimp the Crimp Beads to make the first station. Leave 2 ½" and attach an identical station; repeat for four total stations.

8. On the last Crinkle Wire, leave 1 ½" and pass the wire through a Crimp Bead, Pacific opal crystal, gray disk, Pacific opal crystal, Crimp Bead; crimp the Crimp Beads to make the first station. Leave 2" and attach an identical station; repeat for five total stations.

9. Use Crimp Beads to attach the wire ends to an Eye Pin loop. Pass the Eye Pin through the wide end of a Beading Cone and make a large wrapped loop outside the narrow end of the Beading Cone.

10. To fasten the necklace, place the end loop inside the Lobster Clasp.

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