Red Leopard Print Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Red Leopard Print Drop Necklace: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 26th Mar 2019

Unusual patterned shell beads are featured in this necklace. We have changed things up, and used the toggle clasp at the front; this serves two purposes - it looks great as a focal, and makes the necklace easier to fasten!

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 20 x 6mm bicone glass crystals
  • 23 patterned round disc shell beads
  • 65cm tigertail
  • 2 filigree metal tubes
  • 42 plain metal beads
  • 24 jump rings
  • 2 small crimps
  • 1 plain circle toggle clasp
  • 3 head pins

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Twirly Wirlies

INSTRUCTIONS

The Pattern

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

  • an 6mm bicone glass crystal
  • a plain metal bead
  • a patterned round disc shell bead
  • a plain metal bead

The main part of the necklace

Pick up the 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) 20 times, so you have a total of 20 shell beads.

Then thread on another filigree metal tube, followed by 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 another jump ring. Thread on the bar part of the toggle clasp, then thread through one of the jump rings on the end of the strand. Close securely. Open the jump ring on the other end of the strand, thread on the round part of the toggle clasp (thread through the loop at the top of the circle) and close securely. Put aside for now.

Drop 1

Take one of the head pins. Thread on:

  • a patterned round disc shell bead
  • a plain metal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Open a jump ring and attach to the loop, close securely. Open another jump ring and attach to the first, close securely. Repeat until you have a chain of 5 jump rings. Put aside.

Drop 2

Take one of the head pins. Thread on:

  • a patterned round disc shell bead
  • a plain metal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Open a jump ring and attach to the loop, close securely. Open another jump ring and attach to the first, close securely. Repeat until you have a chain of 7 jump rings. Put aside.

Drop 3

  • Take one of the head pins. Thread on:
  • a patterned round disc shell bead
  • a plain metal bead

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Open a jump ring and attach to the loop, close securely. Open another jump ring and attach to the first, close securely. Repeat until you have a chain of 9 jump rings. Put aside.

Putting it together

Open up the jump ring on the end of drop 1 and thread through the circle part (the main circle) of the toggle clasp. Close securely. Repeat with drops 2 and 3. Your necklace is now ready to wear!

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