Snow into Spring Necklace

Materials

  • Halcraft USA Bead Gallery Pink Glass Faceted Rondelles, 4x6mm, 1 pkg. or 30 beads
  • Halcraft USA Bliss Beads Crackle Quartz Matte, 20mm, 1 pkg. or three beads
  • Michaels Bead Landing Glass Green Flower Lampwork Round Beads, 10mm, 1-strand or four beads
  • Michaels Bead Landing Glass Pink Bump Lampwork Mix Beads, 10mm, 1-strand or six beads
  • Clear quartz crystal chip beads, 18” strand
  • Rose quartz triangle beads, 18mm, four
  • Beadalon 7-strand Satin Silver Stringing Wire, 23” lengths, two
  • Beadalon #2 Crimp Tubes, four
  • Silver findings: split rings, 8mm, three; jump rings, 8mm, two; crimp covers, 4mm; toggle clasp, 20mm

Tools

  • Chain-nose pliers, two pairs
  • Wire cutters
  • Bead crimping pliers

Basic Supplies

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Directions

STEP 1

  • Begin stringing first strand, working from center to right and then from center to left, using Satin Silver stringing wire. The center bead is one of the 20mm matte crackle quartz beads. For first strand, string: center bead, three quartz chips, one pink lampwork bead, three quartz chips, one 20mm matte crackle quartz bead, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one pink lampwork bead, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one green lampwork bead, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle. Repeat pattern from center bead working to left.

STEP 2

  • For second strand, slide stringing wire through center bead, add three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips; slide stringing wire through 20mm matte crackle bead, five quartz chips, one green lampwork bead, five quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one triangle bead, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one triangle bead, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle, three quartz chips, one faceted rondelle. Repeat pattern from center bead working to left.

STEP 3

  • On right side, add crimp tube and jump ring on first strand. Thread wire back through crimp tube, catching jump ring. Work wire through three beads. Pull wire tight and crimp tube using crimping pliers. Add crimp cover to crimp tube and close using chain-nose pliers. Snip off excess wire. Repeat process with second strand on right. Pull wires taught so little to no wire shows between beads.

STEP 4

  • On left side, add crimp tube and jump ring on first strand. Thread wire back through crimp tube, catching jump ring. Work wire through three beads. Pull wire tight and crimp tube using crimping pliers. Add crimp cover to crimp tube and close using chain-nose pliers. Snip off excess wire. Repeat process with second strand on left.

STEP 5

  • Open split ring and add to jump ring on right. Close split ring. Open another split ring and add to other split ring. Attach toggle bar. Close split ring.

STEP 6

  • Open split ring and add to jump ring on left. Attach toggle loop. Close split ring.
by Lindsay Obermeyer
Snow into Spring Necklace
Snow into Spring Necklace