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Gold N Cream Necklace

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Darice
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Cream pearls: 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 10mm
  • Preciosa crystals: 3mm, 10mm
  • 6mm golden flare Preciosa crystals
  • Gold glass pearls: 3mm, 4mm, 8mm
  • Darice® Tonal Duets™ Marie Chandelier Earrings
  • 3 pkgs antique gold spacers
  • Glass rainbow seed beads
  • Gold jewelry wire
  • 10mm toggle
  • 2" gold eyepins
  • 2" gold headpins
  • 4mm jump ring
  • 1.3mm crimp beads
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Bead stops
  • Crimpers
  • Wire cutters

DIRECTIONS:
1. Remove the French wire from one of the earrings. Attach a jump ring to the top loop. Bead two 2" headpins with a seed bead, 4mm cream pearl, spacer, 6mm golden flare (gf) crystal, spacer, 3mm crystal, 3mm gold pearl. Bend the pin at a 45° angle; leave about 1/4" at end and trim off any excess wire. Make a loop with the round-nose pliers. Attach to the top loops of the chandelier earring with a jump ring.
2. Center eyepin: On a 2" eyepin, string on a seed bead, 3mm crystal, spacer, 10mm crystal, spacer, 3mm crystal, spacer, 6mm cream pearl, spacer and a seed bead. Bend the pin at a 45° angle; leave about 1/4" at end and trim off any excess wire. Make a loop with the round-nose pliers and attach center loop of chandelier earring. Close loop. Bead a headpin with a seed bead, 3mm cream pearl, spacer, 6mm cream pearl, spacer, and a seed bead. Bend, trim and loop with the round-nose pliers and attach to bottom loop of the center eyepin.
3. Two side loops: Take a 2" eyepin and slide on a seed bead, spacer, 6mm gf crystal, spacer, 3mm crystal and a seed bead. Bend the pin, trim and loop with round-nose pliers. Bead a headpin with a 4mm cream pearl, spacer, 8mm gold pearl, spacer, and a seed bead. Bend, loop and attach to beaded eyepin. Bead another set of headpin and eyepin and attach to chandelier loops.
4. Cut a 22" length of jewelry wire. Slide the beaded chandelier pendant to the center of the wire. On each side, slide a spacer followed by a 10mm cream pearl, 2 spacers, a 4mm gold pearl, spacer, 10mm crystal, spacer, roundel, spacer, 10mm crystal, spacer, 4mm gold pearl, spacer, 10mm cream pearl, spacer, 4mm gold pearl, spacer, 6mm cream pearl, spacer, gold pearl and a spacer.
5. String the remainder of the necklace with the pattern of a seed bead, 3mm crystal, spacer, 6mm gf crystal, spacer, 3mm crystal, seed bead, spacer, 6mm cream pearl, spacer, seed bead.
6. Repeat pattern six times; alternate gold and cream pearls, and end necklace with a 4mm gold pearl and 2 seed beads.
7. Complete necklace with a crimp bead and a toggle. Bring wire back through the crimp bead and several beads. Crimp the crimp bead and trim off any excess wire.

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