Black Crystal Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Black Crystal Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

This elegant necklace makes use of black crystals and bronze findings. Follow our free beading instructions to find out exactly how it is made.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 12 black 6mm bicone glass crystals
  • 13 black 8mm round faceted glass crystals
  • 16 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 1 bronze filigree circle toggle clasp
  • 12 bronze head pins
  • 12 bronze flower barrel leather drops
  • 24 bronze plain metal beads
  • 2 bronze filigree metal tubes
  • 2 bronze small crimps
  • 1 x 30cm tigertail
  • 2 x 10cm 7.3mm bronze medium rope chain

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

The Drops

Pick up a head pin and thread on:

  • a plain metal bead
  • a black 6mm bicone glass crystal bead
  • a plain metal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Open up a jump ring and attach the drop. Whilst it's still open, thread onto the drop part of the flower barrel leather drop. Repeat this process another eleven times, so you have twelve crystal drops. Put aside.

The necklace

Thread onto your tigertail: a small crimp, a jump ring, then thread back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail. Thread on a filigree metal tube, followed by:

  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • one of the crystal drops

Repeat this pattern until you have used all of your crystal drops. Finish by threading on one more 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads and a filigree metal tube. Then thread on a small crimp, a jump ring, then thread back through the crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down the crimp. Cut off any excess tigertail.

Open up one of the jump rings on the end of the piece you just created and thread on one of the lengths of chain. Close the jump ring securely. Repeat with the other side of the piece you just created.

Open up another jump ring and thread through the other end of one of the pieces of chain. Whilst it's still open, thread on the circle part of the toggle clasp. Close securely.

Open up the last jump ring and thread through the other end of the other piece of chain. Whilst it's still open, thread on the bar part of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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