Snapdragon Necklace Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The bright colors of spring flowers are represented in this eclectic necklace, making it the perfect choice for accenting a stark white gown. For a complementing bracelet see the instructions for the Snapdragon bracelet.
Step One: String two 20-inch strands of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire with beads from the 8g Toho raspberry bead mix bag. Crimp the ends of each wire to a sterling silver open jump ring using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. For help with crimp tubes visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cover each crimp tube with a sterling silver crimp cover. Attach each jump ring to the respective ends of the silver-plated pewter leaf shaped toggle.
Step Two: String four Toho beads on a head pin. Attach the head pin to a 2-inch sterling silver eye pin using a simple loop. For help with simple loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. On the eye pin string two Toho beads, a wasabi nugget and three Toho beads. Attach to the center of the necklace using a wrapped loop. For help with wrapped loops visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Step Three: On one 2 1/2-inch sterling silver head pin string a 4mm antique silver-plated pewter teke spacer, a wasabi pearl nugget and a teke spacer. Repeat three times. Set aside.
Step Four: On a head pin, string a spacer and three Toho beads. Attach to an eye pin using a simple loop. On the eye pin, string a Toho bead, a spacer, a wasabi nugget, a spacer and a Toho bead.
Step Five: On a head pin, string two Toho beads, a spacer and another Toho bead. Attach to an eye pin using a simple loop. On the eye pin string a Toho bead, a wasabi nugget and a Toho bead.
Step Six: One inch from either side of the center dangle attach two of the dangles you created in step three with a wrapped loop. Using a wrapped loop, attach the dangle you created in step four to the necklace one inch from the farthest left dangle. One inch from the farthest right dangle attach the dangle you created in step five to the necklace using a simple loop. Finish the necklace by adding the final two dangles you created in step three, one inch from either side of the outermost dangles.