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Czech Gemstone Dreamcatcher Necklace

Materials

1 8mm cast metal twisted ring
1 clasp
1 58mm Amethyst pendulum wand pendant
1 53mm cast metal circle connector with rose quartz cabochon
4 25x6mm cast metal feather charms style 1
4 23x6mm cast metal feather charms style 2
2 4mm jump rings
51 6mm jump rings
1 8mm jump ring
29 small eye pin
12 medium eye pins
3 14mm Czech Hawaiian flowers – Lavender
8 14x12mm Czech leaf bead – Amber Picasso
2 18x14mm Czech oval beads – Sienna
3 11x10mm Czech African bicone beads
3 4mm Natural Amethyst round beads
5 6mm Natural Amethyst round beads
2 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead – Tanzanite
19 6x8mm crystal rondell bead- Tanzanite
8 8x10mm crystal rondelle bead- Tanzanite

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Create the following beaded-connectors
A: Two flower beaded-connectors: One Czech Hawaiian flower bead
B: Two bicone beaded-connectors: One 11mm Czech bicone bead
C: Four leaf beaded-connectors: Two Czech leaf beads
D: Two oval beaded-connectors: One Czech oval bead
E: Eight large crystal beaded-connectors: One 8x10mm crystal rondelle bead
F: Nineteen medium beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm crystal rondelle bead
G: Two small crystal beaded-connectors: One 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead
H: One double amethyst beaded-connector: Two 6mm Amethyst beads
I: One triple amethyst beaded-connector: Three 6mm Amethyst beads
J: One main flower beaded-connector: One 4mm Amethyst bead, one Czech Hawaiian flower bead and one 4mm Amethyst bead
K: One main bicone beaded-connector: One 4mm Amethyst bead and 1mm Czech bicone bead.

NOTE: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a eye pin, then trimming the eye pin 1cm from the last bead. Then take your round-nose pliers and form a loop on the end.

2. Create a beaded-chain by taking one 4mm jump ring to attach two small crystal beaded-connector (step 1G) to each other. Finish by using one more 4mm jump ring to attach one style 2 feather charm to the end of the chain.

3. Create the left necklace strap using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors from step one in the following order: One oval beaded-connector (step 1D), one large crystal beaded-connector (step 1E), one leaf beaded-connector (step 1C), one large crystal beaded-connector, one bicone beaded-connector (step 1B), one large crystal beaded-connector, one flower beaded-connector (step 1A), one large crystal beaded-connector, one leaf beaded-connector, nine medium beaded-connector (step 1f) and one clasp.

4. Create the right necklace strap using 6mm jump rings to join up the beaded-connectors from step one in the following order: One flower beaded-connector (step 1A ), one large crystal beaded-connector (step 1E), one leaf beaded-connector (step 1C), one large crystal beaded-connector, one oval beaded-connector (step 1D), one large crystal beaded-connector, one leaf beaded-connector, one large crystal beaded-connector, one bicone beaded-connector (step 1B),nine medium beaded-connector (step 1f) and one twisted ring .

6. Locate the bottom centre loop of the circle connector and thread one 8mm jump ring and attach the amethyst single point pendant. Now count three loops right from the middle loop and thread one 6mm jump ring and attach triple amethyst beaded-connector (step 1I) and on the other side of the beaded-connector using a 6mm jump ring to attach one style 1 feather charm.
On the circle connector count three loops right from the previous one and thread one 6mm jump ring and attach the main bicone beaded-connector (step 1k) and on the other side of the connector use a 6mm jump ring to attach one style 2 feather charm.
On the circle connector count two loops from the previous one and thread one 6mm jump ring and attach one medium beaded-connector (step 1F) and on the other side of the connector use a 6mm jump ring to attach one style 1 feather charm.
Now count two more loops right from the previous one and thread one 6mm jump ring and one style 2 feather charm.

7. Working on the left side of the Amethyst point pendant count three loops left from the middle loop and thread one 6mm jump ring and attach the main flower beaded-connector (step 1J) and on the other side of the connector use a 6mm jump ring to attach one style 2 feather charm. From this loop now count three loops to the left and thread one 6mm jump ring and attach the beaded-chain from step 2.
On the circle connector count two loops from the previous one and thread one 6mm jump ring and attach one double amethyst beaded-connector (step 1H) and on the other side of the connector use a 6mm jump ring to attach one style 1 feather charm.
Now count two more loops right from the previous one and thread one 6mm jump ring and one style 2 feather charm.

8. Using 6mm jump rings attach the necklace straps from step 4 & 5 to the top loops of the circle connector.