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Sun Flowers Necklace

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Sun Flowers Necklace Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

With warm topaz and tangerine touches fused with opalescent blues, this bright necklace design pops off the pages of fashion magazines and straight into your summer wardrobe! This idea is great inspiration for what to do with our fun YoYo beads.

Step one:
Cut the antique copper-plated large circle link chain into one strand approximately 16.5 inches long.

Step two:
Thread one 1.5-inch antique copper-plated 23 gauge head pin with the following pattern:
  • one TOHO 11/0 bead round in trans-lustered light tangerine
  • one Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Light Smoke Topaz
  • one TOHO
  • one Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Chrysolite Opal
  • one TOHO
  • one 3mm Light Smoked Topaz bicone
  • one TOHO

Attach it to one end of the chain by finishing it with a wrapped loop technique. Repeat this step for the other end of the chain, substituting the 3mm Light Smoke Topaz bicones for Swarovski 3mm XILION bicones in Chrysolite Opal and the 4mm Chrysolite Opal bicone for one Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Light Smoke Topaz.

Step three:
Cut approximately three feet of Fireline thread. Thread it onto one short beading needle. String enough TOHOs onto the thread to fit snugly around the Unicorne Beads brown boro glass YoYo bead (inside the groove). We used approximately 24 beads, but the number will change due to the varying size of the YoYos. This will be referred to as the "base row" of beads. Tie the two ends together to secure the beads, leaving a tail approximately 3 inches long.

Step four:
Next, we will make the "rays" for the sun burst. With the needle attached to the longer thread end, add one TOHO, one 4mm bicone in Chrysolite Opal and three more TOHOs onto the thread. Bring the needle back down through the bicone and first TOHO, and then through the two nearest base row beads. Repeat this step for the next "ray", replacing the 4mm Chrysolite Opal bicone with one Swarovski 3mm XILION bicone in Light Smoked Topaz. Create five more Chrysolite Opal "rays" and four more Light Smoked Topaz "rays" around the YoYo bead in an alternating pattern. After the last ray, pass the needle through the nearest single base row bead instead of the nearest two. There will be an open space remaining between the first ray and the last ray, where the bail will fit.

Step five:
To create the bail on the sun burst in this space between the first and last ray, string ten TOHOs onto the needle. Loop the needle through the center link on the chain and then back down through the next closest base row bead. Add ten more TOHOs, go back though the center chain link and back down through the next closest base row bead. Tie the needle end thread in a double knot to the tail to hold the loop bails in place and burn off the thread ends.

Step six:
Repeat Steps three through five, alternating between bicone sizes and colors to make a sun burst with 4mm Light Smoked Topaz bicones and 3mm Chrysolite opal bicones. Attach this to the right of the first sun burst. Repeat this process to create the same sun burst for the left of the first sun burst. Then, make one sun burst with 4mm Chrysolite Opal bicones and 3mm Light Smoke Topaz bicones. Attach this to the left of the newest sun burst and create a second similar sun burst to attach to the other side of the chain, to the right of the previous sun burst. This should leave the chain with five sun bursts that alternate color patterns.

Step seven:
Because this necklace is meant to be adjustable, add the JBB 27mm antique copper-plated brass swivel S hook clasp to one link near the end of the chain. Connect the other end of the clasp to the opposite end of the chain to leave symmetrical dangles on the ends.
Approximate size: Adjustable
Estimated time: Less than 2 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro® Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108)
ZambaPro® Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
The BeadSmith #11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test) (FL06CR50)
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
List of Components:
Unicorne Beads Golden Brown Boro Glass YoYo Bead Strand (BS-0258, qty 1)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Lustered Light Tangerine (TBRD11-111, qty 1)
Antique Copper-Plated Large Circle Link Chain (BCACH01, qty 2)
JBB 27mm Antique Copper-Plated Brass Swivel S Hook Clasp (CLASP-0263, qty 1)
1.5-inch Antique Copper-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin (BCA-HP15-24, qty 2)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz (5328-TOSMKLT3, qty 15)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz (5328-TOSMKLT4, qty 12)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Chrysolite Opal (5328-CHO4, qty 18)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Chrysolite Opal (5328-CHO3, qty 10)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Unicorne Beads Playground Red Boro Glass YoYo Bead Strand (BS-0259)
TOHO™ Bead Round 11/0 Color-Lined Raspberry/Crystal (TBRD11-186)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Astral Pink (5328-API4)
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Montana Sapphire (5328-MON3)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Unicorne Beads Golden Brown Boro Glass YoYo Bead Strand
Code: BS-0258
Strand Length 5 Inch, Diameter 11.5-12.5mm, Width 7.5-8.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.19$10.43$9.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Lustered Light Tangerine
Code: TBRD11-111
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29$1.19$1.09
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Large Circle Link Chain
Code: BCACH01
Links 9x9mm, 5.5x3mm 
1-45-910+
$4.47$4.15$3.85
Qty>
JBB 27mm Antique Copper-Plated Brass Swivel S Hook Clasp
Code: CLASP-0263
Length 27mm, Width 10mm, Depth 4mm 
Price: $1.80
Qty>
1.5-inch Antique Copper-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin
Code: BCA-HP15-24
Length 1.5 inches, 23 gauge 
Price: $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5328-TOSMKLT3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Light Smoked Topaz
Code: 5328-TOSMKLT4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Chrysolite Opal
Code: 5328-CHO4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Chrysolite Opal
Code: 5328-CHO3
Length 3mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>

Alternate Components

Unicorne Beads Playground Red Boro Glass YoYo Bead Strand
Code: BS-0259
Strand Length 4.5 Inch, Diameter 11-11.5mm, Width 7-7.5mm 
1-23-56+
$11.19$10.43$9.72
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Color-Lined Raspberry/Crystal
Code: TBRD11-186
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.72$1.58$1.46
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal Astral Pink
Code: 5328-API4
Length 3.5mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 3mm XILION Bicone Montana Sapphire
Code: 5328-MON3
Length 2.5mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39$2.21$2.04
Qty>
The BeadSmith Crystal Fireline - 50 Yards (6LB Test)
Code: FL06CR50
Diameter .008 inches, 50 yards 
Price: $9.29
Qty>
Chain Stä
Code: CHNSTAY
Price: $12.99
Qty>
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Price: $22.99
Qty>



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