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Delicate Leaf Collar Necklace
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Delicate Leaf Collar Necklace

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Blue Moon Beads

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Description

SUPPLIES TOOLS:

  • 6mm ivory glass pearls
  • 2mm ivory glass pearls
  • 8mm ivory glass pearl
  • Green AB 10/0 glass seed beads
  • Silver leaf connectors
  • Silver lobster clasp
  • Silver jump rings
  • Silver eyepins
  • 28-gauge silver wire
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

DIRECTIONS:

1. Start by embellishing the leaf connectors with beads. Cut a one-yard piece of silver 28-gauge wire. Starting at one end of the leaf connector, wrap on the wire a few times.
2. Create a leaf by stringing 4-7 seed beads, then trapping the last bead by going back down through the next-to-last bead previously strung. Continue stringing 3-6 more beads, then also going back through the starting bead to create a leaf shape.
3. Wrap the wire a few more times and add a single 2mm pearl.
4. Wrap a few more times to situate the wire in a new spot and add a new leaf in the same manner as above. Vary the size and shape of the leaves for a more natural look.
5. Continue adding leaves and single 2mm pearls until achieving the desired fullness.
6. Repeat on a second leaf connector, mirroring the shape of the first one.
7. To assemble the necklace, string a single 8mm glass pearl onto a silver eyepin and form a simple loop.
8. String on a single 6mm glass pearl onto an eyepin and form a simple loop. Repeat and connect together to create two chains of pearl connectors, each 6&-7&long.
9. Assemble the necklace, finishing off the ends with a silver lobster clasp

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