Black/Silver/Clear Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Black/Silver/Clear Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Beautiful black and silver flat square lampwork beads gave us the inspiration for this necklace! Teamed with black crystals and twisted flat oval beads, this piece has a centrepiece of hanging chain.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 16 twisted flat oval beads
  • 1 heart toggle clasp
  • 8 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 1 x 60cm tigertail
  • 2 x 25mm chain, 1 x 40mm chain
  • 2 filigree metal tubes
  • 8 x 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads
  • 36 small star bead caps
  • 36 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 10 black flat square glass lampwork beads
  • 2 small crimps

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

The Pattern

(you'll need this for most of the necklace)

  • a twisted flat oval bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead
  • a twisted flat oval bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • a black flat square glass lampwork bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

The main part of the necklace

Pick up the 60cm strand of tigertail. 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. Thread on a filigree metal tube. Then thread on the pattern (as above) 7 times, so you have a total of 7 a black flat square glass lampwork beads.

Then thread on:

  • a twisted flat oval bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead
  • a twisted flat oval bead

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

Open up another jump ring. Thread on the bar part of the toggle clasp, then thread through one of the jump rings on the end of the strand. Close securely. Open the jump ring on the other end of the strand, thread on the heart part of the toggle clasp (thread through the loop at the top of the heart) and close securely.

The Drops

Pick up one of the head pins. Thread on:

  • a plain metal bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • a black flat square glass lampwork bead
  • a small star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat this process 2 more times, so you have 3 drops.

Open up a jump ring and thread on one of the drops. Whilst it's still open, also thread on one of the lengths of chain. Close the jump ring. Open up another jump ring and attach to the other end of the chain. Repeat this process 2 more times, so you have 3 drops attached to chain, with a jump ring on the end of each chain.

Putting it together

Open up the jump ring on the end of the first drop and thread through the heart part (the main heart) of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Repeat with the second and third drops. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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