Christmas Cherry Necklace: Project Instructions

Christmas Cherry Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 18th Mar 2019

Get in the Christmas spirit with our Christmas Cherry Necklace. Using small red cherry glass bead charms, techniques covered include closing jump rings and turning loops. Follow our instructions to find out more!

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 60cm tigertail
  • 2 small crimps
  • 12 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 2 filigree metal tubes
  • 23 x 10mm flat oval beads
  • 30 x 6mm rondelle glass crystals
  • 8 flower barrel leather drops
  • 30mm chain
  • 8 cherry glass beads
  • 1 parrot clasp
  • 1 'handmade' hand metal charm

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Twirly Wirlies
  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Thread onto your tigertail: a small crimp, then 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:

  • a 10mm flat oval glass bead
  • a 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead

Repeat this pattern until you have put on 7 rondelle glass crystal beads.

Then thread on:

  • a flower barrel leather drop bead
  • a 6mm rondelle glass bead
  • a 10mm flat oval glass bead
  • a 6mm rondelle glass bead

Repeat this pattern until you have put on 8 flower barrel leather drops.

Then thread on:

  • a 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead
  • a 10mm flat oval glass bead
  • a 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead

Repeat this pattern until you have put on a further 8 flat oval glass beads.

Finish the main body of the necklace by threading on a filigree metal tube, a small crimp, a strong jump ring then thread back through the small crimp and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail.

Open a strong jump ring and thread on a cherry glass bead. Catch the jump ring through a loop on one of the flower barrel leather drop beads and close tight. Continue until you have joined all the cherry beads onto the flower barrel leather drops.

Open the jump ring on one end of the necklace, thread on the parrot clasp and close tightly. Open the jump ring on the other end of the necklace and attach to one end of the chain. Open another jump ring and attach the handmade charm to the end of the chain. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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