Nothing but Blue Skies Necklace Instructions Designed by Artbeads
You can celebrate Mother's Day and any meaningful holiday with this lovely necklace. Mom will love the delicate pearls and shining gold accents. The soothing blue colors really bring this piece to life. The delicate color combination and stunning floral focal will bring to mind a calm spring day. Learn how to make this necklace and share it with someone special in your life.
Step one: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Attach one half of the 14/20 gold-filled large plain toggle clasp with ball end to one end of the wire with the help of a gold-filled cable and stringing thimble and then use a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube and 3mm gold-filled crimp cover to keep it in place. For help using a crimp tube, see our Handy Tip Video. Check out our Crimp Cover Handy Tip for help covering the crimp tube.
Step two: Add the following pattern to the jewelry wire:
One gold-filled 3mm round seamless bead with 1.0mm hole
One Swarovski 4mm faceted round in Capri Blue
One 3mm gold bead
One Swarovski 4mm round pearl in White
One 4mm gold vermeil daisy spacer
One Swarovski 6mm round pearl in White
One daisy spacer
One 4mm White pearl
Repeat the pattern seven times.
Step three: Add a 3mm gold bead to the wire, followed by a Capri Blue round, another 3mm gold bead, a 4mm White pearl, a 3mm gold pearl and a daisy spacer. Then, add the 20x30mm cherry blossoms with blue background on black onyx rectangle bead. Make a mirror image of the beaded pattern on the other side of the focal bead.
Step four: Attach the other half of the clasp to the end of the wire with a cable thimble and crimp in place with a crimp tube and cover.
Approximate Size: 20 Inches Estimated Time: Less Than Half An Hour Difficulty Level: Beginner