Evergreen Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Turn a woodland fantasy into reality with this nature-inspired design. Natural materials fused with warm metal create perfect balance and will highlight earth-toned outfits.
Step one: Cut three strands of jewelry wire approximately 19 inches long. Cut two strands of wire approximately 6 inches long. Cut the antique brass-plated textured oval cable chain into two equal strands approximately 10 ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â½ inches long. Set them all aside.
Step two: Attach one end of each 18-inch strand to one 5.5mm antique brass-plated 21 gauge open jump ring using 14K/20 gold-filled 2x2mm crimp tubes. For help on using crimp tubes read our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.
Step three: String each 18-inch wire with the following beads in a random fashion:
Miyuki 11/0 galvanized Dk. aqua delicas
Miyuki 11/0 metallic AB matte dark green/teal delica seed beads
TOHO™ 15/0 matte soft brown bead rounds
mint green nugget freshwater pearls
Secure each strand end with a Bead Stopper then finish each end with another crimp tube. Connect them all to a single second jump ring.
Step four: Attach the end of one 6-inch wire to one jump ring using a crimp tube. String the following pattern three times on the wire:
one TierraCast copper antique small Turkish heishi spacer
one mint green nugget pearl
one matte dark green/teal delica
Finish the strand with one more spacer and then attach it to another jump ring using a crimp tube. Repeat Step four for the other 6-inch wire.
Step six: Connect one end from both the 3-strand jump ring and the chain jump ring to the bee portion of the Kabela Design antique brass flower and bee hook and eye clasp and the other ends of each to the flower portion of the clasp.
Step seven: Attach the remaining chain ends to their own TierraCast brass oxide pewter 6 petal flower link. Connect each link to one end of the 6-inch wire strands.
Step eight: Attach the remaining ends to jump rings and then, to the JBB antique brass-plated pewter swallowtail butterfly charm.
Approximate size: 19 inches Estimated time: Less than 1 ½ hours Difficulty level: Beginner
List of Components:
Mint Green Nugget Freshwater Pearl Strand (BS-0043, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 15/0 Matte Soft Brown (TBRD15-702, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Dk Aqua Delicas (DB0415, qty 1)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic AB Matte Dark Green/Teal Delica Seed Beads (DB0327, qty 1)
TierraCast Brass Oxide Pewter 6 Petal Flower Link (BRO-3145, qty 2)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Flower and Bee Hook and Eye Clasp (BBA-CL17, qty 1)
JBB Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Swallowtail Butterfly Charm (CHARM-0087, qty 1)
TierraCast Copper Antique Small Turkish Heishi Spacer (CA-0425, qty 8)
Antique Brass-Plated Textured Oval Cable Chain (BTF-0048, qty 2)
14K/20 Gold-Filled 2x2mm Crimp Tube (GF-CRM2, qty 10)
5.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR06-A, qty 10)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
5.5 - 6.0mm Olive Coin Pearls Strand (P-OL6)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Galvanized Lt Green Delicas (DB0413)
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Trans Silver Lined Cobalt Blue Delicas (DB0047)
JBB Antique Brass Flower Link (BBA-LX65)
Antique Brass-Plated Pewter Three Circle Toggle Clasp (CLASP-0015)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Small Butterfly Charm (BBA-CH072)