Desert Sands Jewelry


size: varies

Materials

  • Beadalon Remembrance Memory Wire: bracelet-size, necklace-size
  • Hirschberg-Schutz & Co., Inc. Elite Better Beads: eight 8mm turquoise glass bicone beads; 11 6mm turquoise glass bicone beads; 114 turquoise E beads; 21 4mm round gold filigree beads, 34 5mm gold tube spacers
  • Gold findings: two 1” head pins, two ear wires

Tools

  • Round-nose pliers

Directions

  • Necklace
  • 1. Position round-nose pliers at one end of necklace wire. Turn pliers away from curve of wire, creating loop.
  • 2. String beads onto wire: three E beads, gold filigree bead, three E beads, gold tube bead, bicone bead, gold tube bead. Repeat this beading pattern eight times.
  • 3. String three E beads, gold filigree bead, three E beads onto wire. Use round-nose pliers to make loop on end.
  • Bracelet
  • 1. Position round-nose pliers at one end of necklace wire. Turn pliers away from curve of wire, creating loop.
  • 2. String beads onto wire: three E beads, gold filigree bead, three E beads, gold tube bead, bicone bead, gold tube bead. Repeat this beading pattern nine times.
  • 3. String three E beads, gold filigree bead, and three E beads onto wire. Use round-nose pliers to make loop on end.
  • Earrings
  • 1. String bicone bead and gold filigree bead onto each head pin. Use round-nose piers to make loop above each top bead.
  • 2. Attach loop to lower loop on each ear wire.

by Katie Hacker for Beadalon

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