Rejuvenate Necklace Instructions Designed by Cheri Carlson
Refreshing colors pair with a meaningful tree of life focal in this simple necklace. Fire-polished beads and TOHO Demi Round beads mix perfectly to create a color palette that speaks to the colors of tree leaves and also to the symbolism behind the tree of life. It is seen as a symbol of renewal and eternal life in cultures throughout the world. Make this necklace and add a rejuvenating look to your style.
Step one: Cut a length of jewelry wire approximately 22 inches long. Slide a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube onto one end, followed by a 6mm silver-plated 18 gauge open jump ring. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Use a sterling silver 3mm crimp cover to hide the crimp.
Step two: Add the following pattern to the jewelry wire:
Six 4mm fire-polished beads in stone green luster
Three TOHO Demi Round 8/0 beads in higher-metallic June bug
Three fire-polished beads
Three Demi Round beads
Repeat this pattern four times.
Step three: Add three fire-polished beads to the strand, then attach the B&B Benbassat silver-plated brass tree of life charm to the wire using a jump ring. For help opening and closing jump rings, please see this video. Make a mirror image of the bead pattern on the other side of the charm.
Step four: Slide a crimp tube onto the end of the wire, followed by a jump ring attached to the silver-plated mini lobster clasp. Bring the wire back through the crimp tube and crimp in place. Hide the crimp with a crimp cover.
List of Components: B&B Benbassat Silver-Plated Brass Tree of Life Charm (CHARM-4234, qty 1) Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Stone Green Luster (100pc Pack) (FPS-LS-SGR4, qty 1) TOHO Demi Round Bead 8/0 Higher-Metallic June Bug approx. 7.4g Tube (TBDMR8-506C, qty 1) 6mm Silver-Plated Open Jump Ring - 18 Gauge (FIND-0469, qty 3) Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2) Sterling Silver 3mm Crimp Cover (SS-CCOV01, qty 2) Silver-Plated Mini Lobster Clasp (CLASP9-SP, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: TOHO Demi Round Bead 8/0 Matte-Color Iris Teal approx. 7.4g Tube (TBDMR8-706C) TOHO Demi Round Bead 8/0 Metallic Iris Green/Brown approx. 7.4g Tube (TBDMR8-84C) Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Blue and Green Luster (100pc Pack) (FPS-LS-BGR4) Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Stone Blue Luster (100pc Pack) (FPS-LS-SBL4)