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Beaded Statement Necklace

Materials

1 50×112 cast metal hammered moon connector
8 small head pins
15 medium head pins
13 small eye pins
8 medium eye pins
1 clasp
1 8mm cast metal twisted ring
41 6mm jump rings

7 30x7mm synthetic turquoise tear drop bead – blue brown
8 13x7mm synthetic turquoise tear drop bead

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Eight mixed beaded-connectors: One 6mm bead, one 8mm bead & one 6mm bead
B: Ten medium beaded-connectors: One 8mm bead
C: Two small beaded-connectors: One 6mm bead
D: One large beaded-connectors: One 10mm bead.

NOTE: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on an 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 the following beaded-dangles:
A: Four small single beaded-dangles: One 6mm bead
B: Four medium single beaded-dangles: One 8mm bead
C: Eight small tear beaded-dangles: One 6mm bead & one 12mm tear drop bead
D: Four single tear beaded-dangles: One 30mm tear drop bead
E: Two mixed small tear beaded-dangles: One 6mm bead & one 30mm tear drop bead
F: One mixed medium beaded-dangles: One 8mm bead & one 30mm tear drop bead

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

3 Take one small beaded-connector (step 1C) and one single tear beaded-dangle (step 2D). Using your round-nose pliers gently undo the loop of the beaded-dangle and thread the bottom loop of the beaded-connector. Repeat this step.

4 Repeat step 3 but substitute with medium beaded-connector (step 1B) and mixed small tear beaded-dangle (step 2E)

5 Repeat step 3 one time but substitute with one large beaded-connector (step 1D) & mixed medium beaded-dangle (step 2F)

6 Use 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-dangles from step 2, step 3, step 4 & step 5 to the moon connector working left to right in the following order:

1st & 2nd link: One small single beaded-dangle (step 2A)
Note only link one and two are next to each other. Afterwards you will place beads every second link

4th & 6th link: One medium single beaded-dangle (step 2b)

8th, 10th, 12th & 14th link: Small tear beaded-dangle (step 2c)

16th link: One single tear beaded-dangle (step 2d)

18th link: One beaded combination from step 3

20th link: One beaded combination from step 4

22nd link (centre of connector): One beaded combination from step 5

24th link: One beaded combination from step 4

26th link: One beaded combination from step 3

28th link: One single tear beaded-dangle (step 2d)

30th, 32nd, 34th & 36th link: Small tear beaded-dangle (step 2c)

38th & 40th : One medium single beaded-dangle (step 2b)

42nd & 43rd: One small single beaded-dangle (step 2A)

Note sequence works backwards from the 22nd middle link

7 Create a beaded necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: One mixed beaded-connector (step1A), one medium beaded-connector (step 1b). Repeat this sequence three times. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap

8 Take two 6mm jump rings and the two necklace straps from step 7. Using one jump ring per strap join the straps to each side of the centre connector (step 6). Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the open end of one necklace strap and one clasp. Take one last 6mm jump ring and thread the other end of the necklace and one 8mm ring.