Green 3 Strand Bell Necklace: Project Instructions

Green 3 Strand Bell Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

This elegant three strand necklace uses bronze coloured findings with a nice deep green coloured bead. Working with tigertail, crimps, multiple strand elements and more, follow our free instructions to learn how to make it yourself.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 48 thin bead caps
  • 24 tube glass beads
  • 42 plain metal beads
  • 21 rectangular decorative metal beads
  • 3 x 40cm tigertail
  • 6 small crimps
  • 10 x 6mm strong jump rings
  • 6 filigree metal tubes
  • 2 x 3 strand bell drops
  • 2 x 8cm chain
  • 1 wave circle toggle clasp

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Crimping Pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

The Pattern

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

  • a thin bead cap
  • a tube glass bead
  • a thin bead cap
  • a plain metal bead
  • a rectangular decorative metal bead
  • a plain metal bead

The main part of the necklace

Pick up the first 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) 6 times, so you have a total of 6 tube glass beads.

Then thread on:

  • a thin bead cap
  • a tube glass bead
  • a thin bead cap

Followed by a filigree metal tube, 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 one of the end jump rings, and thread through the first loop on the first bell drop. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of the strand and thread through the first loop on the second bell drop. Close securely. Put aside for now.

Pick up the second 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 tube glass beads.

Then thread on:

  • a thin bead cap
  • a tube glass beads
  • a thin bead cap

Followed by a filigree metal tube, 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 one of the end jump rings, and thread through the second loop on the first bell drop. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of the strand and thread through the second loop on the second bell drop. Close securely. Put aside for now.

Pick up the last 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) 8 times, so you have a total of 8 tube glass beads.

Then thread on:

  • a thin bead cap
  • a tube glass beads
  • a thin bead cap

Followed by a filigree metal tube, 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 one of the end jump rings, and thread through the last loop on the first bell drop. Close securely. Open up the jump ring on the other end of the strand and thread through the last loop on the second bell drop. Close securely.

Open up another jump ring and thread through the top loop of the first bell drop. Whilst it is still open, thread on one of the pieces of chain. Close securely. Repeat process for the other side of the necklace.

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

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

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