Green Crystal/Purple Clay Flower Two Strand Necklace: Project Instructions

Green Crystal/Purple Clay Flower Two Strand Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Polymer clay rose beads give this fun necklace an extra element. Also featuring glass crystals, tigertail and more, this project involves techniques such as crimping, opening rings and more.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 2 x 60cm pieces of tigertail
  • 1 magnetic clasp with loops
  • 40 x 6mm bicone glass crystal beads
  • 27 x 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads
  • 76 x 3mm plain metal beads
  • 54 large star bead caps
  • 2 long decorative bead caps
  • 2 jump rings
  • 2 eye pins
  • 2 large tube crimps
  • 1 small tube crimp
  • 11 small clay rose beads

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

The pattern (A)

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

  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a large star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • a large star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

The pattern (B)

  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • an small clay rose flower
  • a plain metal bead
  • a 6mm bicone glass crystal bead
  • a plain metal bead
  • a large star bead cap
  • an 8mm round faceted glass crystal bead
  • a large star bead cap
  • a plain metal bead

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Take your two pieces of tigertail and thread through a large 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.

Onto the first strand (Strand 1), thread on pattern A (as above) 4 times, so you have four 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads on your strand.

Now swap to pattern B - onto Strand 1, thread on pattern B (as above) 5 times, so you have five small clay rose flowers on the first strand. Finally, swap back to pattern A - onto Strand 1, thread on pattern A three more times, so you have, in total, twelve 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads on your strand. Finish by threading on one more 6mm bicone glass crystal bead. To make sure everything doesn't fall off this strand whilst we are working on the other strand, thread a small crimp on the very end of the tigertail and squish down - this crimp will be cut off later, to complete the necklace, but in the mean-time, it will ensure your hard work isn't lost.

Now, pick up Strand 2 (the second strand) and thread on pattern A five times, so you have five 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads on your strand.

Now swap to pattern B - onto Strand 2, thread on pattern B six times, so you have six small clay rose flowers on the second strand. Finally, swap back to pattern A - onto Strand 2, thread on pattern A four more times, so you have, in total, fifteen 8mm round faceted glass crystal beads on your strand. Finish by threading on one more 6mm bicone glass crystal bead.

Cut off the crimp that was squished onto Strand 1 earlier. Bring the two strands together and thread through a large 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 the loop on one side of the magnetic clasp. Close securely.

On the other side of the necklace (the side with the eye pin already attached), repeat the above process, so that you have a long decorative bead cap and half a magnetic clasp on either side. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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