In the Trees Necklaces Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
It's easy to add beautiful pendants to designs when you make your own bails! Cynthia used chain and seed beads to create the bails for her necklaces. The bails allow you to easily slide your pendants onto each necklace. Discover more bails and how to use them in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Create a beaded bail for the Golem Design Studio stoneware birds on turquoise oval pendant using jewelry wire, Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads in opaque metallic bronze and a 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tube. You can learn how to do this with our MiniVid tutorial.
Step two: Slide the bail onto a 20-inch piece of Leather Cord USA 3mm natural antique brown braided bolo leather. Add a JBB 4mm antique brass fancy crimp end cap with loop to each end of the leather and crimp the end caps in place. For help with this technique, please see our Handy Tip.
Step three: Attach half of the JBB antique vintage brass-plated pewter 3 petal leaf toggle clasp to one end of the necklace using a 5mm antique brass-plated open jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see our Handy Tip Video. Repeat on the other end of the necklace.
Silk Ribbon Necklace:
Step one: Loop a six-inch piece of gold-plated flat oval cable chain around the Swarovski 30mm Helios pendant in Crystal Paradise Shine. Link the ends of the chain together using a gold-filled 14K 4.05mm open jump ring.
Step two: Slide a length of 3-foot hand-dyed silk lavender/lime blend ribbon through the chain bail so that the pendant is at the center of the ribbon.
List of Components: Leather Necklace: Golem Design Studio Stoneware Birds on Turquoise Oval Pendant (PEND-0882, qty 1) Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Metallic Bronze 22g Vial (MR11-0457, qty 1) Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Antique Brown Braided Bolo Leather by the Foot (BTF-0442, qty 2) JBB 4mm Antique Brass Fancy Crimp End Cap with Loop (BBA-ENDCAP15, qty 2) JBB Antique Vintage Brass-Plated Pewter 3 Petal Leaf Toggle Clasp (PBA-TOG004, qty 1) 14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 1) Silk Ribbon Necklace: Swarovski 6040 30mm Helios Pendant Crystal Paradise Shine (6040-CPS30, qty 1) 3-Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Lavender/Lime Blend (RBSILK-LVLM, qty 1) Gold-Plated Flat Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0045, qty 1) Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.030 x .160 inches (0.75 x 4.05mm) (GF-OJR30-C, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Golem Design Studio Stoneware Pink Flowers on Pale Green Round Pendant (PEND-0989) Golem Design Studio Stoneware Rectangle Pendant - Black and White Cats (SW-PEND073) Leather Cord USA 3mm Antique Tan Braided Bolo Leather by the Foot (BTF-0444) Swarovski 6040 30mm Helios Pendant Crystal AB (6040-CAB30) Hand-Dyed Silk Pastels and Grey with Blue Edges (STRNG-0052)