Beading / Jewelry

Spring Leaf Necklace

By  Katie Hacker  for  Beadalon

size: 16" long

  • Spring Leaf Necklace

Materials

  • Satin Copper .015 Crinkled Beading Wire*, 90” length
  • White Bone Leaf Pendant (Rings ‘n Things)
  • Toho Seed Beads*: Galvanized Aqua 11/0 Round, 10 gram pkg.; Inside Color Copper 11/0 Cylindrical, 3 gram pkg.
  • Copper Findings*: Toggle Clasp; Crimp Covers, 5mm, two
  • Crimp Beads (any color)*, #2, two

Tools

  • Standard Crimping Tool*
  • Wire Cutters*
  • EZ-Crimp or Mighty Crimping Tool*
  • 1. Cut crinkled beading wire into five equal lengths.
  • 2. Hold wires together as one and pass through crimp bead, but do not crimp yet.
  • 3. Pass one wire through half the clasp and back through crimp bead; crimp.
  • 4. Use EZ-Crimp tool to attach crimp cover over crimp bead.
  • 5. Use wire cutter to trim extra short ends of wire protruding from same side of crimp as clasp.
  • 6. String 4" of seed beads onto each long beading wire: three copper; two green.
  • 7. Hold wires together and pass through pendant.
  • 8. String 4" of seed beads onto each long beading wire: three copper; two green.
  • 9. Repeat Steps 2 through 5 to finish end of necklace.
  • Tip
  • 1. Seed beads are an inexpensive way to dress up simple jewelry designs. Use different sizes for more texture, different colors to add depth, or different shapes for more dimension.