Blue/Green Clay Flower Necklace: Project Instructions

Blue/Green Clay Flower Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Fun and colourful hibiscus clay flowers feature in this simple necklace! Teamed with cats eye beads and glass crystals, it's perfect for a day at the beach.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 60cm pieces of tigertail
  • 1 parrot clasp
  • 50 plain metal beads
  • 14 large star bead caps
  • 24 pieces of cats eye chip
  • 14 cats eye puffy hearts
  • 2 long decorative bead caps
  • 2 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 2 eye pins
  • 2 small tube crimps
  • 4 hibiscus clay flower beads
  • 7 x 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • a large star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a large star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a hibiscus clay flower bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead

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Take your piece of tigertail and thread through a small crimp, then through the loop in one of the eye pins. Thread back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail.

Thread on:

  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead
  • a large star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a large star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead

Next, thread on the pattern (as above) 4 times, so you have four large hibiscus clay flowers on your strand.

Finally, thread on:

  • a large star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a large star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead
  • a large star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal
  • a large star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead
  • a cats eye puffy heart (make sure you thread all of these on in the same direction)
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead
  • a piece of cats eye chip
  • a plain metal bead

Thread the strand through a small crimp. Then thread through the loop on the second eye pin and back through the crimp. Pull up and squish the crimp down. Cut off any excess tigertail.

Thread the straight part of the eye pin through one of the long decorative bead caps (so that the two strands come up to the larger opening of the bead cap, with the eye pin poking out the top of the smaller end) and pull up reasonably tightly. Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the eye pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Open up a jump ring and thread through the loop you just created, and close securely.

On the other side of the necklace (the side with the eye pin already attached), repeat the above process. Before closing the jump ring, also thread on a parrot clasp, so that you have a long decorative bead cap on both sides. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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