Violet-Inspired Crystals Ensemble


sizes: necklace, 18" length; bracelet, 7-1/2"; earrings, 2" lengths

Materials

  • Beadalon .018 Bright Crinkle Wire: 14” length, 34” length
  • Beadalon Elongated Cable Chain, 2” length
  • Beadalon: Silver Plated findings: two 4mm kidney ear wires, two EZ lobster clasps, one open circle tag, three 2” headpins, four crimp tube covers, 52 crimp tubes
  • Swarovski Crystalized Elements: 22 6mm bicones, 12 4mm bicones, five 6mm pearls, 12 4mm white pearls

Tools

  • Beadalon: Round-Nosed Pliers, Chain-Nosed Pliers, Wire Snips, Crimp Tool

Directions

  • Earrings
  • 1. Thread bicones and pearls onto head pin to create earring dangle. Use chain-nosed pliers to bend headpin at 90 degree angle about 1/4” from top bead. Wrap headpin around round-nosed pliers to create loop, wrap excess four times around headpin, trim excess. Position on bottom loop of kidney ear wire; repeat for second earring.
  • Bracelet
  • 1. Fold 14” length of wire in half. Thread both ends of wire through crimp tube and pull to end, creating loop. Crimp in place. Cover with crimp tube cover and pinch closed. Place open end of lobster clasp through loop; use pliers to close. Thread crimp tubes, pearls, and assorted crystals onto wires as shown. Use crimp tool to pinch crimp tubes to hold beads in place on wires. Thread end of wire through open circle tag, fold wires in half over tag; crimp into crimp tube. Use crimp tool to crimp, cover with crimp tube cover and pinch closed.
  • Necklace
  • 1. Fold 34” length of wire in half, adjusting to create one 16” length and one 18” length. Thread both ends of wire through crimp tube and pull to end, creating a loop. Crimp in place. Cover with crimp tube cover and pinch closed. Place open end of lobster clasp through loop; use pliers to close. Thread crimp tubes, pearls, and assorted crystals onto wires as shown. Use crimp tool to pinch crimp tubes to hold beads in place on wires. Thread end of wire through end link of cable chain; fold wires in half over link and into crimp tube. Use crimp tool to crimp; cover with crimp tube cover and pinch closed.
  • 2. Thread crystal and pearl onto headpin. Use chain-nosed pliers to bend headpin at 90 degree angle about 1/4” from top bead. Wrap headpin around round-nosed pliers to create loop; wrap excess four times around headpin and trim. Open last link on chain and place loop end of bauble in link. Close link to finish necklace.

by Keri Lee Sereika

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