Lady of the Lake Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Enchanting beads and the wavy texture of shaped WireLace make this necklace an unforgettable testament of style. You'll love the ethereal beauty this necklace brings to your looks. Get a closer look at this necklace and see other ideas for using WireLace in your jewelry in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Learn how to make this necklace and start adding the beauty of WireLace to your designs.
Step one: Cut a length of WireLace 6mm pale silver ribbon approximately 26 inches long. Shape a two-inch section of the WireLace about three and half inches away from the end of the strand. Shape this section so that it has a curves and a "fluffier" look to it.
Step two: String on three Swarovski 6mm crystal globe beads in Crystal Iridescent Green so that they are right next to the shaped section of WireLace. Shape a one and a half inch section of WireLace after these beads. Repeat this process two more times.
Step three: Add a Swarovski 15.5mm BeCharmed pavé bead with Matte Crystal Metallic Light Gold cabochons on a metallic base to the WireLace. Then make a mirror image of the shaped sections and bead patterns on the other side of the BeCharmed bead. Brush all of the shaped sections with a sealant like Mod Podge to ensure they will retain their shape. Allow to dry.
Step four: Finish one end of the strand with an Alacarte 7mm rhodium-plated clamshell cover. For help attaching this clamshell cover, please see our How to Use a Bead Tip Handy Tip. Attach one half of the JBB antique silver-plated brass flower and vine mini toggle clasp to the loop of the clamshell cover. Repeat this step for the other end of the necklace.
List of Components: WireLace Ribbon 6mm Pale Silver, 1 Yd (STRNG-0228, qty 1) Swarovski 180501 15.5mm BeCharmed Pavé Bead with Matte Crystal Metallic Light Gold Cabochons on Metallic Base (180501-CLGMA15, qty 1) Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Crystal Iridescent Green (5028-CIG6, qty 9) Alacarte 7mm Rhodium-Plated Clamshell Cover (FIND-1536, qty 2) JBB Antique Silver-Plated Brass Flower and Vine Mini Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0214, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: WireLace Ribbon 6mm Pale Gold, 1 Yd (STRNG-0227) Swarovski 180501 15.5mm BeCharmed Pavé Bead with Matte Crystal Golden Shadow Cabochons on Pearl Silk Base (180501-CGSMA15) Swarovski 5028 6mm Crystal Globe Bead Crystal Golden Shadow (5028-CGS6) Alacarte 7mm Alacarte Gold-Plated Clamshell Cover (FIND-1537)