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Jewelry Treasures

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores/Blue Moon Beads/Jolee’s Jewels
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

(A) SHELL & PEARL NECKLACE

  • Blue Moon Beads: natural flat round beads; white shells; ocean jasper focal bead; strand cultured pearls
  • Gold leaf clasp
  • Beading wire
  • Crimp beads
  • Crimp tool or pliers, wire cutters

(B) MOONSTONE NECKLACE

  • EK Success beads: 6mm Sahara bicone mix; 6mm Fog bicone mix, Bud Slider mix
  • Blue Moon Beads bead caps
  • The MacKay Collection sterling-plated bird clasp
  • Crimp covers
  • Beading wire
  • Crimp beads
  • Crimp tool or pliers, wire cutters
  • Jump ring
  • Bead caps

(C) PEARL AND FLORAL NECKLACE

  • Champagne pearls: oval and round
  • Glass flower beads
  • 6/0 gold dust mix
  • The MacKay Collection Irish hood & eye clasp
  • Beading wire
  • Crimp beads
  • Crimp tool or pliers, wire cutters

DIRECTIONS:

(A) SHELL & PEARL NECKLACE

  1. Cut beading wire to desired length. String 1 end of beading wire through a crimp bead, through 1 side of the gold leaf clasp & back through the crimp bead. Close crimp bead with pliers or crimp tool.
  2. String natural flat round beads, white shells & culture pearls randomly 2/3 the length of the beading wire.
  3. String ocean jasper focal bead. Repeat randomly stringing flat round beads, white shells & pearls until necklace is desired length.
  4. String other end of beading wire through a crimp bead, through the other end of the toggle clasp & back through the crimp bead. Close crimp bead.

(B) MOONSTONE NECKLACE

  1. Cut beading wire to the desired length.
  2. String 1 end of beading wire through a crimp bead, through the bird clasp & back through the crimp bead. Close crimp bead with pliers or crimp tool. Cover crimp bead with a crimp cover. Squeeze closed.
  3. String 14 bicone beads in a symmetrical pattern.
  4. String purple bead, bead cap, moonstone bead & bead cap. Repeat 4 times.
  5. String purple bead and then 14 bicone beads in the same pattern as other side.
  6. String other end of beading wire through a crimp bead, then through jump ring & back through the crimp bead. Close crimp bead. Cover crimp bead with a crimp cover. Squeeze closed.

(C) PEARL AND FLORAL NECKLACE

  1. Cut beading wire to the desired length. String 1 end of beading wire through a crimp bead, through one side of the clasp, then back through the crimp bead. Close crimp bead with pliers or crimp tool.
  2. String 10 oval pearls, each separated by one gold seed bead.
  3. String 1 glass flower bead, 1 round pearl and 3 glass flower beads.
  4. String 4 round pearls, each separated by 1 gold seed bead.
  5. String 4 glass flower beads. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
  6. String other end of beading wire through crimp bead, through other end of the toggle clasp & back through the crimp bead. Close crimp bead.
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