Furnace Glass Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Hone your wire working skills with this colorful furnace glass necklace.
Step one: You will want to begin by creating the three dangles for the center of the necklace. You will cut a piece of sterling silver 20 gauge half hard wire to about 6 inches. Straighten the wire with nylon jaw pliers. Make a decorative spiral on one end of the wire. For detailed instructions on this technique, please visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center and click on How to make a Wire Spiral. String a furnace glass bead of your color choice, followed by a Bali silver round bead with star ends and another furnace glass bead. Finish the dangle with a wrapped loop. You can also find instructions for How to make a Wrapped Loop in the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat these steps to make a total of three dangles.
Step two: Attach the dangles to the open loop of a sterling silver double-looped link.
Step three: To complete the design simply string your beads onto a rubber necklace starting with a sterling silver tube bead followed by a dangle and repeat until you have strung all the beads. Length: 18 inches
Note: you can save money by using leftover furnace glass beads from another project.
Tools Used: German side cutter (TOOL-503) German chain nose pliers (TOOL-500) German round nose pliers (TOOL-502) Sterling silver 20 gauge half-hard wire (SSWR20HH1)
List of Components: Tropical Fire Designs hand-blown furnace glass (FD-TROPICAL, qty 1 pack - 6 pieces used in this design) Sterling silver tube beads (ISBZ-0004, qty 4) Sterling silver double-looped links (ISLX-0001, qty 3) Bali silver bead with star ends (BBZ0020, qty 3) 2mm, 18-inch black rubber necklace (NR20-BLK, qty 1)