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Stars & Moon Crystal Point Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
1 11mm cast metal plain ring
1 35mm cast metal Love Dream Hope Trust ring
2 12x9mm cast metal star charms
2 18x11mm cast metal moon charms
36 small eye pins
8 medium eye pins
14cm chain
45cm 22ga Parawire craft wire
2 4mm jump rings
44 6mm jump rings
9 8×1.2mm jump rings

3 quartz crystal points
26 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads platinum silver
10 6mm synthetic howlite beads white with grey lines
24 8mm synthetic howlite beads white with grey lines

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors using medium eye pins:
A: Eight mixed beaded-connectors: One silver 4x6mm rondelle crystal bead, one 8mm round howlite bead and one silver 4x6mm rondelle crystal bead.
Create the following beaded-dangles using small eye pins
B: Sixteen medium beaded-connectors: One 8mm round howlite bead
C: Ten small beaded-connectors: One 6mm round howlite bead
D: Ten rondelle beaded-connectors: One silver 4x6mm rondelle crystal 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 and forming a loop

2 Create one of the necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join up beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: *Two 1B medium beaded-connectors, one 1A mixed beaded-connector** repeat sequence from * to ** two times, ^one 1C small beaded-connector, one 1D rondelle beaded-connector^^, repeat sequence from ^ to ^^ four times and finish with a clasp.
Repeat this step for the second necklace strap but omit the clasp for the 11mm plain ring.

3 Divide the chain into two 7cm sections. Divide the wire into three 15cm sections.

4 Each kit contains four crystal point beads. Pick the three that you want on your necklace and create the wire wrapped crystal points by following the instructions below:

Take one 16cm section of wire and measure a 1.5cm tail and bend it at a 90 degree angle (A). Thread the hole on the top of the crystal point wire on the longer section of wire so it sits next to the bend. Take the longer section of wire and bend at a 90 degree angle on the other side of the crystal (B). Now take both ends of wire and cross them over at the top of the crystal point (C). Take the shorter section of wire and wrap around the longer section of wire a few times. If needed trim and finished flushed (D). Create a wrapped loop with the wire (E). Take the longer section of wire down (F) and start wrapping tightly around the top of the crystal until there is only 2cm of wire left (G). Take the tail and upwards finish by wrapping around the wrapped section at the top. Secure and finish the wire flushed (H).

5 Attach the jump rings to the focal ring working left to right. Take one 8mm jump ring and attach one star charm, take another 8mm jump ring and attach a wrapped crystal points from step 4. Now take one more 8mm jump ring and attach one section of 7cm chain. Take one 4mm jump ring and attach one star charm any where on the chain. Take two 6mm jump ring and join them up to create a jump ring chain and attach to the top of one of the wrapped crystal points from step 4. Now take a 8mm jump ring and attach to the jump ring chain to the ring. Now take one more 8mm jump ring and attach one section of 7cm chain. Take one 4mm jump ring and attach one moon charm any where on the chain. Take another 8mm jump ring and attach a wrapped crystal points from step 4. Finally take one 8mm jump ring and attach one moon charm.

Finish by taking two 8mm jump rings and using a jump ring per strap attach the beaded-straps from step 4 to the top of the ring.