Magical Tree Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
In this necklace, TierraCast components are the perfectly complement to the enchanting colors of the Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend. Brass oxide findings bring rich tones, while purples, greens and pinks dance together in magical harmony. It's no wonder these are some of Cynthia's favorite components! See more of Cynthia's favorite TierraCast components in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Step one: Use a 2-inch antique brass-plated 20 gauge eye pin, seed beads from the Artbeads Viola Designer Seed Bead Blend and the TierraCast antique gold-plated pewter bird in a tree pendant to make the focal piece of this necklace. Cynthia shows you how to make pendants like this one in this Artbeads Cafe episode. Start by knotting thread to the loop of the eye pin. Add approximately 17 seed beads from the blend to the thread. Add the pendant to the thread and add 17 more seed beads. Bring your needle through the loop of the eye pin and tighten to make a loop of seed beads.
Step two: Make two more loops in this fashion, going through the pendant loop every time. When pulling your last loop tight, knot the thread to the loop of the eye pin.
Step three: Slide the TierraCast brass oxide pewter tall hammertone cone onto the eye pin once the beads and pendant are attached to the loop. Then, add a seed bead above the cone. Make a simple loop at the top of the eye pin.
Step four: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately nine inches long. Slide a TierraCast 2x2mm brass oxide brass crimp tube onto one end, followed by a 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring. Bring your wire back through the jump ring and the crimp tube and crimp in place.
Step five: Add the following bead pattern to your wire:
Five Viola seed beads
One Swarovski 6mm faceted round in Purple Velvet
Repeat this pattern three times, then add your beaded tree focal to the wire. Mirror the bead pattern on the other side of the pendant. String a crimp tube onto the wire, followed by a jump ring. Go back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Trim any excess wire.
Step six: Attach a 7-inch length of antique brass alternating tiny and small disc chain to the jump ring on one end of the necklace. Repeat for the other end. Attach half of the TierraCast brass oxide pewter hammered ellipse clasp set to one end of chain using a jump ring. Attach the other half of the clasp set to the other end of the necklace using another jump ring.
Tools & Supplies: KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black (STRNG-0116) The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack (NEED-04) ZambaPro Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters) (ZP49-30F-019) Bead Crimper Tool (TOOL-100) German Side Cutter (TOOL-503) German Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-500) German Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-502) Curved Blade Scissors (TOOL-122)
List of Components: Artbeads Viola Seed Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads (ADB0014, qty 1) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Tall Hammertone Cone (BRO-5736, qty 1) TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Bird in a Tree Pendant (GA-2411, qty 1) Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet (5000-PURV6, qty 8) Antique Brass Alternating Tiny and Small Disc Chain (BTF-0306, qty 2) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Hammered Ellipse Clasp Set (BRO-6115, qty 1) TierraCast 2x2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube (BRO-0030, qty 2) 2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (BBA-EP20-22, qty 1) 5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 4)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Artbeads Monet Nouveau Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads ( ADB0259) Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Purple Velvet (5328-PURV6) Medium Antique Brass-Plated Satellite Chain By the Foot (BTF-0716) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Tall Radiant Cone (BRO-5737) TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Bird in a Tree Pendant (BRO-2411)