Bronze Beauty Necklace Instructions Designed by Artbeads
A simple crochet stitch and some bronze keshi pearls add to the rich, warm look of this beautiful necklace.
Step one: Cut a 17-inch length of Beadalon® .012 satin copper beading wire. Crimp to one of the antique copper 14mm oak rings using a 2x2 antique copper crimp tube. For help using crimp tubes please see the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. String approximately forty-four large bronze keshi pearls to a length of 14 1/2 inches. Using a crimp tube, crimp to the other copper oak ring. Set aside.
Step two: Using the copper beading wire, crochet a 1 1/2 inch section. Knot both ends leaving a two to three inch tail on each end. For help with crocheting, please see our Crocheting with Wire in the Handy Tips section in the Learning Center. Using copper crimp tubes, crimp one end of the crocheted section to the loop end of the antique copper 3-leaf clasp set. Crimp the other end to one of the oak rings. Make another crocheted section and repeat for the other end of the necklace.
Step three: For the dangle, make another 1 1/2 inch crocheted section. Knot both ends leaving a four to five inch tail on each end. With the two tails together, thread on a crimp tube. Slide the crimp tube up, this will form a crocheted loop. Crimp. This will be the bail for the dangle. On both wires string the 10mm Swarovski bright gold pearl, the 8mm Swarovski faceted mocca roundelle and the 14mm Swarovski large hole copper pearl. On one of the wires string the 6mm Swarovski faceted sand opal round, a small bronze head drilled keshi pearl, the 8mm Swarovski faceted sand opal round, a keshi, a crimp tube and the 6mm Swarovski bicone mocca pendant. Go back through the crimp. Crimp. On the other wire string a keshi, the 8mm Swarovski faceted mocca round, the 6mm Swarovski faceted sand opal roundelle, a crimp tube and the 6mm Swarovski bicone mocca pendant. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp. Set aside
Step four: Using the copper beading wire crochet a 16 inch section using a small bronze keshi pearl every 3rd loop. Knot both ends leaving a three to four inch tail on each end. Using a copper crimp tube, attach to one of the copper oak rings. Repeat for the other end of the necklace.
Step five: Twist the brown ultra micro fiber suede and the copper cotton yarn with 3mm crystals together. Thread the dangle from step three onto this. On one end string an antique copper 8mm legend large hole spacer onto the suede and copper yarn. Thread the suede and copper yarn through one of the antique copper 14mm oak rings and tie with a knot. Snug the copper spacer up to the knot. Glue the knot with GS hypo cement and let dry. Trim the tail of the knot up to the copper spacer. Repeat on the other end adjusting the length of the suede and copper yarn to 17 inches from knot to knot.
Approximate size: 20 inches with 3 inch dangle Estimated time: Under two hours Difficulty level: Beginner