La Conner Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
La Conner is a beautiful town in Washington state known for its spring tulips. Like dewy, budding tulips emerging from fertile soil, this necklace combines earthy elegance with sparkling colors. The gemstones, Czech glass and Swarovski crystal featured in this piece work together beautifully to create a harmonized statement of spring beauty with a floral focal.
Step one: Using the 5 minute two-part epoxy, glue the Swarovski 14mm rivoli in Padparadscha to the center of the Kabela Design antique brass river poet filigree flower link. Allow time to dry and set aside.
Step two: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 23 inches long. Crimp the end of the wire to a 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring using a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube. For more information on how to use a crimp tube, check out our Handy Tip. Attach the jump ring to one half of the Kabela Design antique brass medium butterfly hook and eye clasp. For help using jump rings, please see our Handy Tip video.
Step three: String on a Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Maroon, followed by a TierraCast brass oxide pewter medium cube spacer EuroBead, another Maroon pearl, a Swarovski 8mm XILION bicone in Padparadscha, a Maroon pearl and another cube spacer. Add three Czech glass 6mm sage green bronze finish faceted roundels followed by a cube spacer and a Maroon pearl. Add a Maroon pearl and an 8mm bicone and repeat two more times. Add a cube spacer, a Maroon pearl, three Czech glass roundels and a cube spacer. String on a Maroon pearl and an 8mm bicone and repeat two times. String on a Maroon pearl, a cube spacer, three Czech glass roundels and a cube spacer. Add one Dakota Stones rhyolite 30x40mm oval bead followed by a cube spacer, three Czech glass roundels, a Maroon pearl, an 8mm bicone and another Maroon pearl.
Step four: Attach a 5.5mm jump ring to the embellished flower link from step one and add it to the jewelry wire. Create a mirror image of the pattern from step three on the other side of the focal.
Step five: Finish the necklace by adding the other part of the hook and eye clasp to the end of the wire using a 5.5mm jump ring and a crimp tube.