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Time:3h00
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So so
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Jewelry Making

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2016
Crimp Like A Boss!
Shamballa Style Bracelet With The Beadalon Tying Station
Artistic Wire Braided Cuff Bracelet
Gatsby Style Necklace
Create a beautiful, retro statement necklace!

The timeless style of this elegant necklace is sure to turn heads. Make it with a different color palette for a vintage or a modern look.



Instructions

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the Beadalon Beading Wire into the following lengths:
    (2) 10”; (2) 6”; (2) 5”. String a Wire Guardian with one 10” wire and attach it through one of the holes in the top of the filigree. Use a Chain Nose Pliers to gently press the ends of the Wire Guardian together so they meet.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    String on a crimp bead and crimp with the Crimping Pliers. String a Wire Guardian with one 5” wire and attach it to the next hole down on the edge of the filigree. String on a crimp bead and crimp with the Crimping Pliers.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    String a Wire Guardian with one 6” wire and attach it to the next hole down on the edge of the filigree. String on a crimp bead and crimp with the Crimping Pliers. Repeat on the other side of the filigree. You will now have six wires attached to the filigree in the following order: longest (10"), shortest (5"), medium length (6").

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cover Each Crimp Tube with a Crimp Cover.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    You will have 6 wires attached to the Filigree Flower. Make sure that you keep them in the order - 10" in on top, 5" in the middle, 6" on the bottom.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    String (21) 8mm 5000 Swarovski Elements, one crimp tube,
    and one more 8mm bead onto the longest wire.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Secure with a bead stopper.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat on the other side.
    String (9) 6mm 5000 Swarovski Elements and (1) crimp tube onto the middle, 5" wire.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Secure with a Bead Stopper. Repeat on the other side.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    String (15) 6mm 5000 Swarovski Elements and (1) crimp
    tube onto the bottom, 6 inch wire.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat on the other side. Secure with Bead Stoppers.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    Loop the 5" wire between the 5th and 6th bead on the longer wire. Feed it back through the Crimp Bead and crimp the Crimp Bead.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    Loop the wire between the 7th and 8th bead on the 6 inch wire. Feed it back through the Crimp Bead and crimp the Crimp Bead.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Cover the Crimp Beads with Crimp Covers.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 15
    Step 15

    Snip the excess Wire.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 16
    Step 16

    Repeat on the other side.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 17
    Step 17

    Check your necklace length, adding or subtracting beads as necessary.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 18
    Step 18

    Attach your Clasp with Wire Guardians. Thread your wire
    through the last beads and the Crimp Tube and crimp. Cover
    your Crimps with Crimp Covers.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 19
    Step 19

    Snip off the excess wire.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 20
    Step 20

    Repeat to attach the second half of your clasp.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 21
    Step 21

    String the last 8mm 5000 Swarovski Elements bead onto
    the headpin.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 22
    Step 22

    Poke the headpin through the middle of the filigree.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 23
    Step 23

    Trim to ¼”.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 24
    Step 24

    Bend into one of the holes in the filigree to secure it in place.

  • How to make a beaded necklace. Gatsby Style Necklace - Step 25
    Step 25

    Done

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