Nature's Expression Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
Get back to basics with this nature-inspired necklace! A beautifully ornate bronze quote pendant hangs from a unique combination of pearls, furnace glass and fire-polished Czech beads. To see free design instructions for the Nature's Expression Bracelet, please click here.
Step one: Cut 26 inches of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Find the center point of the strand and attach the bronze quote pendant to the wire with an antique brass-plated open jump ring. Place a bead stopper on one end of the pendant, and on the opposite side string an opaline lavender/mint roundelle followed by three bronze head-drilled keshi pearls, another opaline roundelle, a Fire Designs hand blown furnace glass bead, another opaline roundelle, three more keshi pearls and an opaline roundelle. Remove the bead stopper and place it on the opposite end of the pendant after the last opaline roundelle. Repeat the same bead pattern on the opposite side of the pendant, starting with the opaline roundelle next to the jump ring. Be sure to use matching furnace glass beads on both sides.
Step two: String each end of the necklace wire horizontally through the holes of the green tree porcelain puffed rectangle, so that the two ends of the wire cross, forming a circular dangle.
Step three: On one end of the necklace wire, string three keshi pearls, a furnace glass bead, three keshi pearls, a furnace glass bead, a maroon Swarovski pearl and another furnace glass bead. Continue with three keshi pearls, an opaline roundelle, a furnace glass bead, another opaline roundelle, four keshi pearls and a Swarovski pearl. Add three more keshi pearls, an opaline roundelle, 10 keshi pearls and another opaline roundelle. Using a 2x2mm copper antiqued crimp tube and an open jump ring, attach the bar end of the antique copper radiant toggle clasp. For help using crimp tubes please see our Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step four: Repeat this same pattern on the opposite side of the necklace, finishing with the loop end of the toggle clasp. Be sure to use matching furnace glass beads on both sides.
Approximate size: 18 inches with a 4 inch dangle Estimated time: Under an hour Difficulty level: Beginner