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Flowers for Frida Acrylic Flower Beads Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Frida Kahlo was an artist known for her use of bright colors and was often depicted wearing beautiful flowers in her hair. This necklace embodies the spirit of Frida, thanks to the pendant depicting a famous self-portrait of the artist and the colorful acrylic flower beads that decorate the chain. Our Flowers for Frida necklace honors one of Mexico's most iconic painters in a way that stays true to her style and that will enhance yours! If you love the eclectic colors on display in this necklace, you have to check out our Psychedelic Snakeskin bracelet.

Step one:
Cut a length of 20 gauge black Artistic Wire approximately 6 inches. Create a wrapped loop on one end and string on the 30x40mm Me and My Parrots by Frida Kahlo on black onyx rectangle bead. For help creating wrapped loops, please see our Handy Tip. Create another wrapped loop on the other end of the bead.

Step two:
String an acrylic matte black lily of the valley bead to a TierraCast 2-inch 20 gauge black finish pewter head pin, followed by an acrylic matte purple fluted bell bead, an acrylic matte midnight blue 5 petal flower bead and an acrylic matte olive leaf charm. Attach this dangle to the bottom of the Frida pendant you created in step one by making a wrapped loop.

Step three:
String a Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Fuchsia onto a head pin, followed by an acrylic matte violet ruffled lily bead, an acrylic matte purple fluted bell bead, an acrylic matte green 5 petal flower bead and an acrylic olive wavy flower petal pendant. Attach it to the bottom of the Frida pendant by creating a wrapped loop.

Step four:
String a Swarovski 3mm faceted round in Olivine onto a head pin, followed by an acryclic matte black lily of the valley bead, an acrylic matte pale blue small bell bead, an acrylic matte purple fluted bell bead and an acrylic matte green 5 petal flower bead. Attach it to the bottom of the Frida pendant by creating a wrapped loop. Add an acrylic matte brown leaf pendant to the bottom of the Frida pendant with a TierraCast medium oval black finish pewter open jump ring. See our Jump Ring Handy Tip Video for help with opening and closing jump rings.

Step five:
Attach your Frida pendant to the ends of the 5.5mm gunmetal-plated large snake chain with two TierraCast medium oval black finish pewter open jump rings.

Step six:
Now you can add dangles to your chain in a random pattern. Create dangles with head pins and various acrylic flower beads and pendants. Attach them to the chain by creating wrapped loops. Attach acrylic olive wavy flower petal pendants, acrylic matte teal wavy leaf pendants, acrylic matte teal wavy leaf charms, acrylic matte brown leaf pendants and acrylic matte olive leaf charms directly to the chain using jump rings. Once you have as many dangles on your chain as you desire, your necklace is complete.
Approximate Size: 36 Inches With 4 Inch Drop
Estimated Time:Two Hours
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-504, qty )
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-127, qty )
Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush (TOOL-128, qty )
20 Gauge Black Artistic Wire, 6 Yard Spool (AWR20BLK6, qty )
List of Components:
Acrylic Matte Black Lily of the Valley Bead (BEAD-2558, qty 7)
Acrylic Matte Violet Ruffled Lily Bead (BEAD-2560, qty 4)
Acrylic Matte Wine Wavy Leaf Pendant (PEND-0623, qty 1)
Acrylic Matte Purple Fluted Bell Bead (BEAD-2556, qty 9)
Acrylic Matte Midnight Blue Star Flower Bead (BEAD-2555, qty 4)
Acrylic Matte Midnight Blue 5 Petal Flower Bead (BEAD-2561, qty 6)
Acrylic Matte Brown Large 5 Petal Flower Bead (BEAD-2554, qty 6)
Acrylic Matte Brown Trumpet Bell Bead (BEAD-2557, qty 3)
Acrylic Matte Green 5 Petal Flower Bead (BEAD-2559, qty 12)
Acrylic Olive Wavy Flower Petal Pendant (PEND-0157, qty 10)
Acrylic Matte Teal Wavy Leaf Pendant (PEND-0624, qty 3)
Acrylic Matte Teal Wavy Leaf Charm (CHARM-1099, qty 3)
Acrylic Matte Brown Leaf Pendant (PEND-0619, qty 3)
Acrylic Matte Purple 5 Petal Flower Bead (BEAD-2550, qty 1)
Acrylic Matte Olive Leaf Charm (CHARM-1095, qty 5)
Acrylic Matte Green Wavy Leaf Charm (CHARM-1097, qty 2)
Acrylic Matte Pale Blue Small Bell Bead (BEAD-2549, qty 3)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia (5000-FU3, qty 5)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Amethyst (5000-AMY3, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Olivine (5000-OL3, qty 5)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Roundd Smoked Topaz (5000-TOSMK3, qty 2)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Indicolite (5000-IND3, qty 1)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Jet (5000-JET3, qty 6)
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated Large Snake Chain (BTF-0159, qty 3)
30x40mm Me and my Parrots by Frida Kahlo on Black Onyx Bead (BEAD-0815, qty 1)
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Black Finish Pewter Head Pin (BKO-0028, qty 20)
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring (BKO-0018, qty 10)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Acrylic Matte Royal Blue Lily of the Valley Bead (BEAD-2546, qty )
Acrylic Matte Aquamarine Ruffled Bell Bead (BEAD-2541, qty )
Pearl Yellow Green Small 5 Petal Flower Bead (BEAD-2542, qty )
Acrylic Matte Pale Blue Small Bell Bead (BEAD-2549, qty )
Acrylic Large Green Trumpet Bellflower Bead (BEAD-0352, qty )
Acrylic Matte Orange 5 Petal Flower Bead (BEAD-2552, qty )
Acrylic Matte Olive Small Five Petal Flower Bead (BEAD-0764, qty )
7mm Gunmetal-Plated Brass Rolo Chain (BTF-0317, qty )

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Acrylic Matte Black Lily of the Valley Bead
Code: BEAD-2558
Length 6.5mm, Width 9mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Violet Ruffled Lily Bead
Code: BEAD-2560
Length 9mm, Width 13.5mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Wine Wavy Leaf Pendant
Code: PEND-0623
Length 28mm, Width 25.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.44$0.40$0.37
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Purple Fluted Bell Bead
Code: BEAD-2556
Length 12mm, Width 18mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.38$0.35$0.32
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Midnight Blue Star Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-2555
Length 5.5mm, Width 18mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.36$0.33$0.30
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Midnight Blue 5 Petal Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-2561
Length 5.5mm, Width 20mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.53$0.48$0.44
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Brown Large 5 Petal Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-2554
Length 7mm, Width 28mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.44$0.40$0.37
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Brown Trumpet Bell Bead
Code: BEAD-2557
Length 21.5mm, Width 23mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.81$0.74$0.68
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Green 5 Petal Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-2559
Length 6.5mm, Width 12mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Acrylic Olive Wavy Flower Petal Pendant
Code: PEND-0157
Length 28mm, Width 25.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.64$0.58$0.53
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Teal Wavy Leaf Pendant
Code: PEND-0624
Length 25.5mm, Width 24.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.44$0.40$0.37
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Teal Wavy Leaf Charm
Code: CHARM-1099
Length 15mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.26$0.23$0.21
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Brown Leaf Pendant
Code: PEND-0619
Length 36mm, Width 18.5mm, Hole Size 1.2mm/16 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.30
Price: $0.44
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Purple 5 Petal Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-2550
Length 5mm, Width 22mm, Hole Size 1.2mm/16 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.36$0.33$0.30
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Olive Leaf Charm
Code: CHARM-1095
Length 26.5mm, Width 18.5mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.32
Price: $0.46
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Green Wavy Leaf Charm
Code: CHARM-1097
Length 16mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1.3mm/16 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.26$0.23$0.21
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Pale Blue Small Bell Bead
Code: BEAD-2549
Length 10.5mm, Width 14mm, Hole Size 1.2mm/16 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fuchsia
Code: 5000-FU3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Amethyst
Code: 5000-AMY3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Olivine
Code: 5000-OL3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Smoked Topaz
Code: 5000-TOSMK3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Indicolite
Code: 5000-IND3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Jet
Code: 5000-JET3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.27$0.24
Qty>
5.5mm Gunmetal-Plated Large Snake Chain
Code: BTF-0159
Link 8mm x 5.5mm, Wire Gauge 2.3mm/11 gauge 
1-34-78+
$6.68$6.21$5.78
Qty>
30x40mm Me and my Parrots by Frida Kahlo on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead
Code: BEAD-0815
Length 40.5-41mm, Width 30-30.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Price: $81.63
Qty>
TierraCast 2-Inch 20 Gauge Black Finish Pewter Head Pin
Code: BKO-0028
Length 2 inches, Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Black Finish Pewter Open Jump Ring
Code: BKO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06$0.05$0.04
Qty>

Alternate Components

Acrylic Matte Royal Blue Lily of the Valley Bead
Code: BEAD-2546
Length 7mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size 1.2mm/16 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Aquamarine Ruffled Bell Bead
Code: BEAD-2541
Length 14mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.53$0.48$0.44
Qty>
Pearl Yellow Green Small 5 Petal Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-2542
Length 5.5mm, Width 10mm, Hole Size 1mm/18 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.16
Price: $0.24
Qty>
Acrylic Large Green Trumpet Bellflower Bead
Code: BEAD-0352
Length 21.5mm, Diameter 22.5mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.85$0.78$0.72
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Orange 5 Petal Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-2552
Length 5mm, Width 21mm, Hole Size 1.2mm/16 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.36$0.33$0.30
Qty>
Acrylic Matte Olive Small Five Petal Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0764
Length 5mm, Width 9.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.22$0.20$0.18
Qty>
7mm Gunmetal-Plated Brass Rolo Chain
Code: BTF-0317
Link 7mm, Hole Size 4mm 
1-45-910+
$4.36$4.04$3.75
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

German Ergonomic Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-504
4 3/4 inches 
Price: $25.17
Qty>
Ergonomic Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-127
6 inches 
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-128
6 inches 
Price: $8.09
Qty>
20 Gauge Black Artistic Wire, 6 Yard Spool
Code: AWR20BLK6
20 gauge, 6 yards 
1-23-45+
$2.79$2.59$2.39
Qty>



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