Pacific Rain Necklace

Materials

  • Beadalon 7*, .015”, 24” lengths: Satin Gold; Satin Copper; Satin Silver
  • Continuous Gold Memory Wire*, 1-1/2 loops
  • Frost Rubber Tubing*
  • Aqua/gold/copper/clear Murano glass lentil
  • CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements (Swarovski): Crystal Copper AB Crystal Rounds, 6mm, 16; Pacific Opal Crystal Rounds, 4mm, 13; Indicolite Crystal Bicones, 4mm, 14; Pacific Opal Crystal Cubes, 4mm, two; Indicolite Crystal Teardrops, 6x9mm, two; Crystal Golden Shadow, two
  • Gold findings*: head pins, six; crimp beads, #0; #3 crimp beads, six

Tools

  • Pliers: Round-nose; Chain-nose
  • Wire cutters
  • Mighty Crimping Tool
  • Products by Beadalon

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut two 6” lengths from each color wire. Hold wires together and pass through a #3 crimp bead. Pass back through the crimp bead to make a 1/2” loop; crimp.

STEP 2

  • Pass the wires through the Murano glass bead and a #3 crimp bead. (Note: Do not crimp it yet.)

STEP 3

  • Cut two additional 4” wires of each color. Place wire ends inside the crimp bead below the Murano glass bead with the tails extending downward. Crimp it.

STEP 4

  • String a 4mm indicolite bicone onto a gold wire and attach a #0 crimp below it. Attach more of the same style beads to the wire evenly spaced as shown; repeat for other gold wires. Repeat using pacific opal rounds for the silver wires and crystal copper rounds for copper wires.

STEP 5

  • Pass the pendant onto the center of the memory wire.

STEP 6

  • String beads as follows onto one side of the pendant: teardrop; #3 gold crimp (do not crimp it); crystal copper; crimp (do not crimp it); cube; repeat for other side of pendant.

STEP 7

  • Cut rubber tubing 1.4” shorter than each side of necklace, slide it onto the memory wire ends, and make a basic loop at each necklace end.

STEP 8

  • Pass a separate head pin through each of the following beads: crystal copper round; indicolite bicone and pacific opal round; repeat. Make wrapped wire loops to attach one of each color dangles to each end of the necklace.
by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
Pacific Rain Necklace
Pacific Rain Necklace