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Beaded Necklace

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 2 pkg. purple 6mm round glass beads
  • 1 pkg. blue glass faceted oval beads
  • 8 pkg. pink purple faceted glass beads 4mm
  • 4 pkg. blue faceted glass beads 4mm
  • 6 pkg. blue faceted glass beads 6mm
  • 2 pkg. metal silver leaf connector
  • 1 pkg. metal silver star connector
  • 1 pkg. 3 strand adjustable metal clasp
  • 6- silver crimp beads
  • 125 inches tiger tail
  • Wire cutters
  • Crimping pliers

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut tiger tail into 5 equal length pieces of 25" each. Attach two strands to left loop and two strands to the right loop of one adjustable metal clasp using crimp beads. Attach the remaining strand to the center loop, securing with a crimp bead. Take the left-most strand in your hand.
2. Bead 7 purple round beads, 2 6mm blue faceted beads in that order and then take the tiger tail through the top hole of a silver star connector. Continuing beading in the following order: 2 blue 6mm faceted beads, 6 purple round beads, 2 blue 6mm faceted beads and then take the wire through the top hole of the second star connector. Continue with 2 blue 6mm faceted beads, 5 purple round beads, 2 blue 6mm faceted beads.
3. String the wire through the top hole of the first leaf connector. Continue beading in this order: 2 blue 6mm faceted beads, 1 blue oval bead, 1 blue 6mm faceted bead.
4. Now string through top hole of second leaf connector. Repeat #3 in reverse. Repeat #2 in Reverse. Second half should mirror first half. Take the end of the wire and loop through the right loop of the second adjustable metal clasp. Secure with a crimp bead and cut excess wire. This is now the innermost strand of the necklace.
5. Taking the center strand of wire bead 8 purple round beads, 2-6mm blue faceted beads. String wire through the center hole of the first silver star connector. Continue beading 2 blue 6mm faceted beads, 6 purple round beads, 2 blue 6mm faceted beads. String wire through center hole of second star connector. Add 2 blue 6mm faceted beads, 6 purple round beads, and 2 blue 6mm faceted beads. String wire through the center hole of the first leaf connector. Next, add 2 blue 6mm faceted beads, 2 blue oval beads and 1 blue 6mm faceted bead.
6. String end through center hole of second leaf connector. Repeat #5 in reverse order and then loop wire end through center loop of opposite adjustable clasp and secure with crimp bead. Cut off excess wire.
7. Now take the right most strand adding 9 purple round beads, 2 blue 6mm beads, thread through bottom hole of first star connector. Next add 2 blue 6 mm beads, 6 purple round beads and 2 blue 6mm beads. Slide tiger tail through bottom hole of the next star connector. Next, add 2 blue 6 mm beads, 7 purple beads, 2 blue 6mm beads and thread through bottom hole of first leaf connector. Now bead 1 blue 6mm bead, 3 blue oval beads, and 1 blue 6mm bead.
8. Thread wire through bottom hole of second leaf connector. Repeat #7 in reverse. Loop wire end through left empty loop of adjustable clasp. Secure with bead crimp.
9. Take the left wire that is not yet beaded.
10. Begin beading on wire 12 purple 4mm beads, 2 blue 4mm beads and then thread wire through hole of the star connector that is second from the top. Add 2 blue 4mm beads, 11 purple 4mm beads, 2 blue 4mm beads. String wire through next star connector, second hole from top. Continue beading, 2 blue 4mm beads, 9 purple 4mm beads, 2 blue 4mm beads. String wire through leaf connector, second hole from top. Then add 10 blue 4mm beads. Place wire through leaf connector, second hole from top before repeating in reverse. When complete, loop wire through right loop of adjustable clasp next to strand that has already been attached. Secure with crimp bead and cut excess wire.
11. Now take the last remaining wire on the right side. Begin beading 13 purple 4mm beads, 2 blue 4mm beads, and then thread wire through remaining hole (right of center) of star connector. Then bead 2 blue 4mm beads, 11 purple 4mm beads, 2 blue 4mm beads. Thread wire through next star connector. Continue with 2 blue 4mm beads, 11 purple 4mm beads, 2 blue 4mm beads. Thread wire through leaf connector (loop next to center). Add 14 blue 4mm beads. Before repeating in reverse, thread through center leaf connector (loop next to center). Take wire end and loop through left loop of adjustable clasp and secure with bead crimp. Cut excess wire.

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