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Vintage Rose Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
1 11mm plain ring
9cm brass oval chain
33 small head pins
2 medium head pins
5 head pins with ball
19 medium eye pins
30 6mm jump rings
2 bead caps
2 3mm spacer bead

8 17x18mm South Sea Shell Pearl oval beads
8 16x13x7mm Imperial Crystal Oval beads
5 20mm synthetic coral carved rose beads
2 12mm pave rhinestone beads
17 6mm South Sea Shell Pearl round bead
6 8mm South Sea Shell Pearl round bead
2 4x6mm Imperial Crystal Rondelle beads
7 6x8mm Imperial Crystal Rondelle beads
2 8x10mm Imperial Crystal Rondelle beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-dangles using the small head pin:
A: Seventeen small pearl beaded-dangles: One 6mm pearl bead
B: Three medium pearl beaded-dangles: One 8mm pearl bead
C: Two small crystal beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead
D: Seven medium crystal beaded-dangles: One 6x8mm crystal rondelle bead
E: Two large medium crystal beaded-dangles: : One 8x10mm crystal rondelle
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Create the following beaded-dangles using the head pin with ball:
F: Two rhinestone beaded-dangles: One bead cap and one pave rhinestone ball
G: Three pearl end beaded-dangles: One 8mm pearl bead
Create the following beaded-dangles using the medium head pin:
H: Two rose beaded-dangles: One 3mm spacer bead and one rose bead.
NOTE: Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then either finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop or a round loop.
2 Create the following beaded-dangles using the eye pin:
A: Eight pearl beaded-connectors: One large oval pearl bead
B: Six crystal beaded-connectors: One oval crystal bead
C: Three rose beaded-connectors: One rose 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.
3 A: Create a middle rose beaded-dangle by taking 1G one pearl end beaded-dangle and gently undoing the loop and attaching to one of the end loops of one 2C rose beaded-connector. Repeat two more times so you have three middle rose beaded-dangle in total.
B: Take two 6mm jump rings and two 1E medium crystal beaded-dangle. Attach one jump ring to the top of each beaded-dangle
4 Create one necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: [One 2A pearl beaded-connector, one 2B crystal beaded-connector] x3 and one 2A pearl beaded-connector. Repeat this step for the second necklace strap.
NOTE: Brackets [ ] are also used to enclose a sequence of beaded-connectors that are to be repeated a specified number of times.
5 LINK 1 CENTRE
Take the 9cm chain fold in half to find the middle link. Now take one 6mm jump ring thread through the link and cluster the following on it before closing: one 1A small pearl beaded-dangle, one 1D medium crystal beaded-dangle, and 1B medium pearl beaded-dangle. Now take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the previous jump ring (behind all the beaded-dangles) and attach one middle rose beaded-dangle from step 3.

NOTE: You will be using 6mm jump rings to add beaded-dangles every second link. Link number 1 is the centre of the necklace. When clustering items on the jump ring order from largest to smallest with the largest item sitting in the back.
6 LINK 3 (FROM CENTRE)
Count two links right from the previous link and thread one new 6mm jump ring and one 1A small pearl beaded-dangle, one 1D medium crystal beaded-dangle, 1B medium pearl beaded-dangle and 1E large medium crystal beaded-dangle (thread the attached jump ring).
7 LINK 5 Thread on one jump ring two 1A small pearl beaded-dangle, one 1C small crystal beaded-dangle and from step 3 one middle rose beaded-dangle and attach to link.
8 LINK 7 Thread on one jump ring two 1A small pearl beaded-dangle, one 1D medium crystal beaded-dangle and one 1F rhinestone beaded-dangle and attach to link.
9 LINK 9 Thread on one jump ring two 1A small pearl beaded-dangle and one 1H rose beaded-dangle and attach to link (Pic. 9A).
Remove any excess links from the chain
(Pic. 9B) and take one 6mm jump ring and attach one beaded strap from step 4. Before closing the jump ring thread one 1A small pearl beaded-dangle and one 1D medium crystal beaded-dangle (Pic. 9C).
10 Repeat the beaded combination from step 6 to step 9 but attach to the left hand side of the necklace. When finished take two 6mm jump rings, the 11mm ring and clasp and attach to the ends of the necklace.

To make the necklace longer in step 2 make up eight not six crystal beaded-connectors and add and extra beaded-connect to the end of the beaded necklace straps in step 4.