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Magical Medley Necklace

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Magical Medley Necklace Instructions
Designed by Kristal Wick

Dakota Stones gemstone beads are colorful options for your designs. Kristal created this necklace design to show you how easy it is to play with colors when creating jewelry around a gemstone focal. She chose beads from the Artbeads Designer Series in neutral colors that make the gemstone colors really pop. This necklace is featured in this segment of the popular television program Beads, Baubles and Jewels. You can see even more of it in our Artbeads Cafe episode. Discover more color palettes for this design in the Magical Medley Variations.

Step one:
Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. String a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube to the strand. Bring the end of the strand back through the crimp tube so it forms a small loop. Crimp in place. Add seed beads from the Artbeads Under the Boardwalk Designer Blend to approximately 18 inches of the strand. String on a crimp tube, bring the wire back through the tube and a few beads and crimp in place. Trim any excess wire.

Step two:
Cut a length of jewelry wire the same length as the first piece. Add a crimp tube, form a small loop and crimp in place. Add about eight seed beads to the strand, followed by a pearl from the Swarovski 4mm Crystal Pearl Metallic Magic Designer Blend. Then, add a TierraCast brass oxide pewter 3mm faceted heishi spacer bead and three pearls. Repeat this pattern until your strand is nearly as long as the first strand. Then add a pearl and eight seed beads to the strand. Add a crimp tube, form a small loop and crimp in place. Trim any excess wire.

Step three:
Cut a length of jewelry wire the same length as the first two pieces. Add a crimp tube, form a small loop and crimp in place. Add about eight seed beads to the strand. Then, add five bicones from the Swarovski 4mm Bicone Hot Cocoa Designer Blend and a TierraCast brass oxide pewter medium cube spacer EuroBead. Repeat this pattern until your strand is nearly as long as the first two. Then add about eight seed beads to the strand. Add a crimp tube, form a small loop and crimp in place. Trim any excess wire.

Step four:
Add the ends of all three strands to the loop of a 2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin. Use chain nose pliers to close the loop. Add a TierraCast brass oxide pewter tall radiant cone to the eye pin, followed by a cube EuroBead and a bicone. Make a wrapped loop at the top of the bead. Add a TierraCast brass oxide pewter twisted hook clasp to the wrapped loop using a TierraCast medium oval brass oxide pewter open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Repeat this step on the other end of the strands.

Step five:
String a Dakota Stones 30x40mm mixed impression jasper rectangle bead onto a 2-inch antique brass-plated 2mm 20 gauge ball end head pin. Make a simple loop at the top of the bead. Place the TierraCast brass oxide pewter spiral pinch bail over the three strands of your necklace. Pinch the ends of the bail closed around the simple loop on your focal. If you need to, use chain nose pliers to pinch the bail closed.
Approximate Size: 24 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Mighty Crimper (TOOL-118)
Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush (TOOL-128)
List of Components:
Dakota Stones 30x40mm Mixed Impression Jasper Rectangle Bead Strand (R0935, qty 1)
Artbeads Under the Boardwalk Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0084, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Crystal Pearl Metallic Magic Designer Blend (ADB0176, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone Hot Cocoa Designer Blend (ADB0118, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Medium Cube Spacer EuroBead (BRO-5772, qty 19)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer (BRO-0422, qty 29)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Spiral Pinch Bail (BRO-5784, qty 1)
2-Inch Antique Brass-Plated 2mm Ball End Head Pin - 20 Gauge (FIND-0476, qty 1)
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BBA-EP20-22, qty 2)
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Pewter Open Jump Ring (BRO-0018, qty 2)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Twisted Hook Clasp (BRO-6199, qty 2)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Tall Radiant Cone (BRO-5737, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 6)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5810 4mm Crystal Pearl Decandence Designer Blend (ADB0174)
Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone Gilt-y Pleasure Designer Blend (ADB0119)
Artbeads Mixed Metal Glam Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0086)
Dakota Stones Iron Zebra Jasper 30x40mm Oval Bead Strand (R0059)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Dakota Stones 30 x 40mm Mixed Impression Jasper Rectangle Bead Strand
Code: R0935
Strand Length Approx. 8 Inch, Length 40-40.5mm, Width 30-30.5mm 
1-23-56+
$19.40 $14.93$18.42 $14.18$17.49 $13.46
Qty>
Artbeads Under the Boardwalk Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0084
Sale Price: $4.19
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Crystal Pearl Metallic Magic Designer Blend
Code: ADB0176
Sale Price: $7.49
Price: $9.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone Hot Cocoa Designer Blend
Code: ADB0118
Sale Price: $12.74
Price: $16.99
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 3mm Faceted Heishi Spacer
Code: BRO-0422
Length 2mm, Width 3mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Spiral Pinch Bail
Code: BRO-5784
Length 15mm, Width 7mm, Depth 11.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.55 $1.34$1.46 $1.27$1.37 $1.19
Qty>
2-Inch Antique Brass-Plated 2mm Ball End Head Pin - 20 Gauge
Code: FIND-0476
Length 52mm, Wire Gauge .644mm/20 gauge, Head 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.17 $0.15$0.16 $0.14$0.14 $0.12
Qty>
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
TierraCast Medium Oval Brass Oxide Brass Open Jump Ring
Code: BRO-0018
Length 6mm, Width 5mm, Gauge 19 
1-99100-199200+
$0.06 $0.05$0.05 $0.04$0.04 $0.03
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Twisted Hook Clasp
Code: BRO-6199
Length 24.5mm, Width 12mm, Hole Size 2.6mm/10 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.47 $1.11$1.38 $1.04$1.30 $0.98
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Tall Radiant Cone
Code: BRO-5737
Length 12.5mm, Diameter 9mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.25 $1.00$1.17 $0.93$1.10 $0.88
Qty>
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: GF-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19 $0.16$0.18 $0.16$0.16 $0.14
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5810 4mm Crystal Pearl Decadence Designer Blend
Code: ADB0174
Sale Price: $7.49
Price: $9.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm Bicone Gilt-y Pleasure Designer Blend
Code: ADB0119
Sale Price: $12.74
Price: $16.99
Qty>
Artbeads Mixed Metal Glam Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0086
Sale Price: $4.29
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Dakota Stones Iron Zebra Jasper 30 x 40mm Oval Bead Strand
Code: R0059
Strand Length 8 Inch, Length 39-40mm, Width 28.5-29mm 
1-23-56+
$20.68 $14.68$19.63 $13.93$18.64 $13.23
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Mighty Crimper
Code: TOOL-118
Sale Price: $13.16
Price: $15.67
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Qty>
Ergonomic Side Cutter - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-128
6 inches 
Sale Price: $7.11
Price: $7.99
Qty>



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