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Pearl Illusion Necklace

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Darice
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lobster claw clasp
  • Monofilament
  • Crimp beads
  • Crimp tool
  • Pearls – 8mm, 6mm
  • Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

6mm Pearl (6P)
8mm Pearl (8P)
Crimp bead (CB)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cut three 6" pieces and one 30" piece of monofilament. Using the 30" strand, string on a crimp bead, thread through the loop on the lobster claw clasp, go back down through the crimp bead (CB). Snug, crimp and trim.
  2. String 1 6mm pearl (6P) and 1 CB and crimp. Leave a 1/2" space string and crimp 1 CB, string 3 6P, 1 8P, 3 6P, 1 CB, and crimp.
  3. Leave space, string and crimp 1 CB then string 1 6P, 1 8P, 1 6P, 1 CB and crimp. Leave space and repeat this step.
  4. Leave space, string and crimp 1 CB, string 6 6P, 1 CB and crimp.
  5. Beginning center section: Leave space, string and crimp 1 CB, string 3 6P, 1 8P, 5 6P, 1 CB, 1 8P and 1 CB. Do not crimp either of these crimp beads yet. Pass the three 6" pieces of monofilament through the last crimp bead you strung, then back through the 8P and out through the other crimp bead. Even up the strands and crimp both crimp beads securing the dangling strands in place.
  6. On right side of one of the dangle strands, leave a 1/2" space then string and crimp 1 CB, string 1 6P, 1 CB and crimp and trim. On left side of this same strand, do not leave space, string 1 6P, 1 CB, crimp and trim. On second dangle strand on right side, leave space, string and crimp 1 CB, string 1 6P, 1 8P, 1 6P, 1 CB crimp and trim. On left side of same strand and repeat. On third dangle strand, leave space, string and crimp 1 CB, string 2 6P, 1 CB, crimp and trim. On the left side of this same strand, leave space, string and crimp 1 6P, 1 CB and crimp, leave space, string and crimp 1 CB, string 1 6P, 1 8P, 1 6P, 1 CB crimp and trim.
  7. To create the second half of the necklace, simply mirror your work from the first half of the necklace. Work from the center portion up to the top and attach a lobster claw clasp with a crimp bead.
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