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Magical Tree Necklace

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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.
Approximate Size: 12 Inches
Estimated Time: 1 Hour
Difficulty Level: Beginner

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)

Alternate Products:
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)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Artbeads Viola Seed Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0014
Sale Price: $4.29
Price: $4.99
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Tall Hammertone Cone
Code: BRO-5736
Length 13mm, Diameter 9mm, Hole Size 1.6mm/14 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.25 $1.01$1.17 $0.94$1.10 $0.89
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Bird in a Tree Pendant
Code: GA-2411
Length 26.5mm, Width 18mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.65 $1.93$2.50 $1.82$2.36 $1.72
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet
Code: 5000-PURV6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.50 $0.43$0.47 $0.40$0.44 $0.38
Qty>
Antique Brass Alternating Tiny and Small Disc Chain by the Foot
Code: BTF-0306
Link Long Link 8x3.8mm, Short Link 6x2.5mm, Wire Gauge 8 
1-45-910+
$4.68 $4.02$4.43 $3.80$4.18 $3.59
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Hammered Ellipse Toggle Clasp Set
Code: BRO-6115
Loop 22mm x 16.5mm, Bar 24mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.67 $2.37$2.52 $2.24$2.38 $2.11
Qty>
TierraCast 2 x 2mm Brass Oxide Brass Crimp Tube
Code: BRO-0030
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07$0.07 $0.06
Qty>
2-inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: BBA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, 20 gauge 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11 $0.09$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08
Qty>
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR06-A
Diameter 5.5mm, 21 gauge 
Sale Price: $0.04
Price: $0.05
Qty>

Alternate Components

Artbeads Monet Nouveau Designer Blend, 8/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code: ADB0259
Sale Price: $4.34
Price: $4.99
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Purple Velvet
Code: 5328-PURV6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.27 $0.24$0.25 $0.22$0.24 $0.21
Qty>
Medium Antique Brass-Plated Satellite Chain By the Foot
Code: BTF-0716
Link 2mm, Wire Gauge .72mm/21 gauge 
1-78-1516+
$2.24 $1.90$2.10 $1.78$1.98 $1.68
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Tall Radiant Cone
Code: BRO-5737
Length 12.5mm, Diameter 9mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-910-1920+
$1.25 $1.06$1.17 $0.99$1.10 $0.93
Qty>
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter Bird in a Tree Pendant
Code: BRO-2411
Length 26.5mm, Width 18mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.18 $1.56$2.05 $1.47$1.93 $1.38
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Black
Code: STRNG-0116
Length 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.99$4.17 $3.71$3.79 $3.37
Qty>
The Beadsmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code: NEED-04
Length 2 inches, Size 10 
1-56-1112+
$2.72 $2.28$2.57 $2.15$2.42 $2.03
Qty>
Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Sale Price: $11.69
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.31
Price: $13.99
Qty>
German Side Cutter
Code: TOOL-503
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $24.29
Price: $26.99
Qty>
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-500
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $19.79
Price: $21.99
Qty>
German Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-502
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $19.79
Price: $21.99
Qty>
Curved Blade Scissors
Code: TOOL-122
Length 3.5-inches 
Sale Price: $3.54
Price: $4.38
Qty>



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