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Vintage pink Pearl Necklace

Materials

1 60×23 rhinestone tear drop pendant
2 rhinestone charms
4 6mm rhinestone rondelle spacer
13 8mm twisted rings
39 4mm jump rings
35 6mm jump rings
1 10mm jump ring
22 small eye pins
42 medium eye pins
1 clasp
6cm 20ga wire
1 head pin

11 lampwork rondelle beads
36 4x6mm Imperial rondelle beads
28 6x8mm Imperial rondelle beads
33 6mm south sea shell pearl beads
26 8mm south sea shell pearl beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Four pearl rhinestone beaded-connectors: One 8mm pearl bead, one 6mm rhinestone spacer bead & one 8mm pearl bead
B: Four double crystal beaded-connector: Two 6x8mm Imperial crystal rondelle beads
C: Ten pearl crystal beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm Imperial crystal rondelle, one 8mm pearl bead & one 6x8mm Imperial crystal rondelle
D: Eight single pearl beaded-connectors: One 8mm pearl bead
E: Four single small crystal beaded-connectors: One 4x6mm Imperial rondelle bead
F: Four single small pearl beaded-connectors: One 6mm pearl bead
G: Sixteen small double crystal beaded-connectors: Two 4x6mm Imperial rondelle beads
H: Fourteen small double pearl beaded-connectors: Two 6mm pearl beads

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 Take one medium eye pin and thread one lampwork bead. You will need to make your loop slightly larger than normal so trim the eye pin approx. 1.2mm from the bead. Using your round-nose pliers form a loop then open the loop and thread one of the twisted rings closing the loop afterwards. *Now take one more eye pin and gently open the loop and attach to the last twisted ring. Thread one lampwork bead on the eye pin and trim as before slightly larger than normal and attach to a new twisted ring**. Repeat from * to ** three times and on the last repetition just close the loop and do not attach to a ring.

Repeat this step one more time so you have two sections of beaded chain.

3 Take your 6cm 20ga wire. Take the end of the wire and measure a 2cm tail and then bend it at a 90 degree-angle. Take your round-nose pliers and create a loop (you may need to reposition a few time to make a perfect loop). Now take the top of the rhinestone pendant and place it in the loop. Now close the loop by wrapping the end of the wire around the main section of wire. Thread one 3mm spacer bead, one rhinestone rondelle, one lampwork bead, one rhinestone rondelle and one 3mm spacer bead one the wire and finish the wire with a simple loop.

4 Create one of the outer necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 1 & the beaded chain from step 2 in the following order: One pearl rhinestone beaded-connector (step 1A), one double crystal beaded-connector (step 1B), pearl rhinestone beaded-connector, double crystal beaded-connector, one beaded chain (step 2), *one pearl crystal beaded-connector (step 1C), one single pearl beaded-connector (step 1D)*, repeat sequence from * to ** four times & one pearl crystal beaded-connector. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap.

5 Create one of the inner necklace straps by using 4mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: One single small crystal beaded-connector (step 1E), one single small pearl beaded-connector (step 1F), one single small crystal beaded-connector, one single small pearl beaded-connector, *one small double crystal beaded-connector (step 1G), one small double pearl beaded-connector (step 1h)**, repeat sequence from * to ** six times & one small double crystal beaded-connector. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap
6 Take one 6mm jump ring and attach to the rhinestone square charm. Take one 10mm jump ring and thread the top loop above the bead on the tear centre piece (step 3) & the 6mm jump ring attached to the rhinestone square charm. Close the 10mm jump ring and using 6mm jump rings attach the two necklace straps from step 4 to the 10mm ring.
7 Take one 4mm jump ring, the rhinestone heart charm and one twisted ring. Using the 4mm jump ring attach the heart charm to the ring. Now take two more 4mm jump rings and the two necklace straps from step 5. Use the 4mm jump rings to attach the necklace straps to the twisted ring.
8 Create an extension chain by taking three 8mm twisted rings and two 6mm jump rings. Create a chain by using the 6mm jump rings to join the twisted rings. Now take one head pin and thread one 6mm pearl bead. Start to form a wrapped loop but before starting the wrap thread the loop on one of end the twisted rings on your newly formed chain.

9 Take two 6mm jump rings and the extension chain from step 8. Using the jump rings attach one end of the inner necklace and outer necklace to the end of the extension chain.

10 Take two 6mm jump rings and the last twisted ring. Using the jump rings attach the open ends of the two necklace tiers. Finish by taking one 6mm jump ring and attaching one clasp to the ring.