Purple & Blue Glass Pearl Necklace: Project Instructions

Purple & Blue Glass Pearl Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 27th Mar 2019

Create this elegant necklace made using Purple & Blue Glass pearls, 6mm Smoky Quartz Grey Rondelle Crystals, 12mm Glass Crystal Teardrops and silver findings! Utilises glass crystals, metal beads, chain, tigertail, crimps and more.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 7 x Grey Purple Glass Pearls
  • 8 x Dark Blue Glass Pearls
  • 2 x Grey Blue 12mm Teardrops
  • 13 x Smoky Quartz Grey 6mm Rondelle Crystals
  • 2 x wire protectors
  • 2 x small tube crimps
  • 2 x crimp covers
  • 28 x 3mm Plain Metal Beads
  • 30cm x tigertail
  • 1 x parrot clasp
  • 1 x Handmade metal charm
  • 2 x 12cm lengths of Chain

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Twirlie Wirlies
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

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

  • an 8mm round glass pearl bead (blue)
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • an 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round glass pearl bead (purple)
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • an 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead
  • a 3mm plain metal bead

The main part of the necklace:

Take the piece of tigertail and thread through a small crimp, then through a wire protector and back through the crimp, pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Place a crimp cover around the squashed crimp and gently squish into a round ball with your pliers to hide the crimp.

Then thread on the pattern (as above) 5 times, so you have a total of 5 purple glass pearl beads.

Next, thread on:

  • an 8mm round glass pearl bead (blue)
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • 2 x 12mm glass crystal teardrops
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • an 8mm round glass pearl bead (purple)
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • an 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead
  • an 8mm round glass pearl bead (blue)
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • an 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead
  • an 8mm round glass pearl bead (purple)
  • a 3mm plain metal bead
  • an 6mm rondelle glass crystal bead
  • an 8mm round glass pearl bead (blue)

Finish by threading on a small crimp then go through a wire protector and back through the small crimp. Pull up tightly and squish down. Cut off any excess tigertail. Place a crimp cover around the squashed crimp and gently squish into a round ball with your pliers to hide the crimp.

Open the end link on one of your pieces of chain and thread it through the wire protector and close securely. Open the end link on the other side of the chain and attach a parrot clasp and close securely.

Pick up the other piece of chain and open the last link and thread through the wire protector on the other side of your necklace. Open the end link on the other side of the chain and attach a handmade charm and close securely.

Your necklace is now ready to wear!

*Please note this pattern makes a 49cm necklace, simply add more or less chain to make your necklace longer or shorter*

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