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Happy New Year Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
10 8mm daisy spacer beads
44 6mm jump rings
16 10mm jump rings
1 56x40mm filigree fancy floral centre pendant
4 charms (2 leaves, 1 flowers & 1 shell)
9 30mm tassels – mixed colours
1 head pin
26 small head pins
12 medium head pins

6 8mm turquoise faceted beads
6 8mm hot pink w/grey lines howlite beads
24 8mm cream howlite beads
18 6x8mm crystal ab Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
1 15mm yellow kashmiri style bead
2 16mm silver kashmiri style beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Go through the tassels and pick your favourite and use this with the centre pendant. The 10mm jump ring are sturdy so you will need two sets of pliers to open & close them.

STEP 1 Make up the following beaded-dangles
USING THE SMALL EYE PIN
A) Ten cream beaded-connectors: One 8mm cream howlite bead
B) Six crystal beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm crystal rondelle bead
C) Six pink beaded-connectors: One 8mm hot pink bead
D) Six turquoise beaded-connectors: One 8mm turquoise bead
USING THE MEDIUM EYE PIN
E) Seven cream long beaded-connectors: One 8mm cream howlite bead, one 8mm daisy spacer & one 8mm cream howlite bead
F) Three crystal long beaded-connectors: Two 6x8mm crystal rondelle beads, one 8mm daisy spacer and two 6x8mm crystal rondelle beads
G) Two Kashmiri beaded-connectors: One silver Kashmiri 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.

STEP 2 Start creating the left necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join one crystal beaded-connector (step 1B), one crystal long beaded-connector (1F) and one crystal beaded-connector together. Now take one 10mm jump ring and attach one Kashmiri beaded-connector to the chain. Using 6mm jump rings attach three pink beaded-connectors (1C). Use a 10mm jump ring to join one cream beaded-connector (1A) and then 6mm jump ring to add one cream long beaded-connector (1E) and one cream beaded-connector. Take one more 10mm jump ring and join one turquoise beaded-connector (1D). Use 6mm jump ring to add two more turquoise beaded-connectors. Take one 10mm jump ring to join one crystal beaded-connector. Use 6mm jump ring to add one crystal long beaded-connector and one crystal beaded-connector. *Take one more 10mm jump ring and add one cream beaded-connector. Using 6mm jump rings to add one cream long beaded-connector, one cream beaded-connector, one cream long beaded-connector** and finish with one clasp.

STEP 3 Start creating the right necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join three turquoise beaded-connectors. *Use a 10mm jump ring to join one cream beaded-connector (1A) and then 6mm jump ring to add one cream long beaded-connector (1E) and one cream beaded-connector**. Now take one 10mm jump ring and attach one Kashmiri beaded-connector to the chain. Using 6mm jump rings attach three pink beaded-connectors (1C). Take one more 10mm jump ring to add one crystal beaded-connector (step 1B), and use 6mm jump ring to add one crystal long beaded-connector (1F) and one crystal beaded-connector. Repeat from * to ** from this step. Now repeat from * to ** from step 2. Finish by creating a chain by joining together four 10mm jump rings and using the last jump ring to attach to the end of the beaded chain.

STEP 4 Prepare the centre focal.
A: Take one tassel and thread one 6mm jump ring through the top. Now take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the previous jump ring.

B: Take one head pin and thread the yellow Kashmiri style bead on it. Create a beaded-dangle by trimming the head pin 1cm from the bead and forming a loop. Take one 6mm jump ring and attach to the top loop of the beaded-dangle.

C: Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the top of the centre pendant, the top jump ring attached to the tassel and the beaded-dangle.

STEP 5 Now take one 10mm jump ring and thread the right necklace strap (step 3),the jump ring attach to the centre pendant (step 4) and the left necklace strap (step 2).

STEP 6 Attach tassels to the bottom four 10mm jump ring on each necklace strap. You attach the tassels by taking a 6mm jump ring and threading the top of the tassel and then attaching the jump ring. Attach the charms to the bottom two 10mm jump rings on each necklace strap using 6mm jump rings sitting them on top of the tassels.