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Camo-Inspired Necklace

Crafting Time:
Over 5 Hours
Skill Level:
Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Blue Moon Beads

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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Blue Moon Beads®:
    Pewter beads – small & large
    Copper beads – small & large
    Dark green frosted beads
    Light green frosted beads
    Brown glitter beads
    Dark green clear beads
    Light green clear beads
    Large wooden beads
    Brown chip bead sections
  • Copper oval jump rings
  • Copper beading wire
  • Copper lobster claw set
  • Copper crimp beads
  • Round nose pliers
  • Crimping tool
  • Wire cutters

DIRECTIONS:

1. Assembe the beads needed onto individual eye pins to complete the smallest and largest strands. Unless otherwise noted, the numbers listed in front of each bead type are the sets needed to complete both strands, with each individual eye pin only holding one bead per set.
a. 3 pewter beads
b. 2 copper beads
c. 5 dark green frosted beads
d. 3 light green frosted beads
e. 3 brown glitter beads
f. 7 small pewter beads
g. 7 small copper beads
h. 3 dark green clear beads
i. 4 light green clear beads
j. 4 large Wooden beads
k. 7 brown chip bead sections (approx. 1-1/4" length from loop to loop)
2. Begin assembling the shortest strand by attaching the beads from step 1, as well as sections of chain, in the following order: 1 dark green frosted bead, 1 small pewter bead, 1 copper bead, 1 small copper bead, 1 light green clear bead, 1" of chain, 1 section of brown chip beads, 1" of chain, 1 large pewter bead, 1 small copper bead, 1 large light green clear bead, 1 small pewter bead, 1 large green frosted bead, 1" of chain, 1 section of brown chip beads, 1" of chain, 1 brown glitter bead, 1 pewter bead, 1 large dark green clear bead, 1 small copper bead, 1 large light green frosted bead. This should measure approximately 16-1/2" in length. Set aside momentarily.
3. Moving to the medium-sized strand, cut 24" of beading wire. Add a crimp bead on one end, making a loop and closing the crimp. String on 18" of brown chip beads and add a loop at the other end, securing in place with a crimp bead. Trim any extra wire. Set aside.
4. Create the larger strand by attaching the remaining bead sets together in the following order: 1 large pewter, 1 section of brown chip beads, 1 light large green frosted bead, 1 small copper bead, 1 large clear dark green bead, 1 small pewter bead, 1 large brown glitter bead, 1 section of brown chip beads, 1 large dark green frosted bead, 1 small copper bead, 1 large clear light green bead, 1 small pewter bead, 1 large pewter bead,1 section of brown chip beads, 1 large clear light green bead, 1 small copper bead, 1 large copper bead, 1 small pewter bead, 1 large dark green frosted bead, 1 section of brown chip beads, 1 large light green frosted bead, 1 small copper bead, 1 large clear dark green bead, 1 small pewter bead, 1 large brown glitter bead, 1 section of brown chip beads, and 1 large dark green frosted bead.
5. Using one large jump ring, gather the lengths of beads together and thread one side of each onto the jump ring. Close ring. Repeat with the opposite side of the strands.
6. Attach 2 wooden beads together and then add a jump ring on one side of the beads. Attach 4-1/2" of chain to the opposite side of the wooden beads and add the lobster clasp at the end of the chain.
7. Repeat step 6, adding on the loop for the lobster clasp at the end of the chain.
8. Attach the two pieces from steps 6 and 7, one each, to the large jump rings in step 5, completing the top of the necklace.

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