Blue & Silver Bib Necklace

Materials

  • Cousin Crystazzi Capri Blue Crystals: Bicones, 4mm, 22, 6mm, 18; Rounds, 8mm, 15
  • Halcraft Bead Gallery Silver Trapezoid Sliders, 4x25mm, 12
  • Silver stardust spacers, 4mm, 20
  • Silver metal beads, 3mm, eight
  • Silver crimp covers, two
  • Silver findings: headpins, 1”, eight; crimp beads, #1, two, #0, six; hook-and-eye clasp
  • Beading wire, .018, 44” length

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers: round-nose, chain-nose, crimping
  • Jewelry glue

Basic Supplies

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Directions

STEP 1

  • Use 5” of beading wire to string #0 crimp bead close to end of wire. Flatten crimp bead and string bottom left hole of trapezoid slider from inside, 4mm bicone, top holes of slider, 4mm bicone, and right bottom holes of slider. On inside of last slider, string #0 crimp bead. Tighten assembly and flatten crimp bead up against inside of slider. Trim wire end.

STEP 2

  • Use 7” of beading wire to string #0 crimp bead close to end of wire. Flatten crimp bead and string bottom left hole of trapezoid slider from inside, 4mm bicone, left side slider from Step 1, bottom holes of slider, top holes of right side slider from Step 1, 4mm bicone, and bottom right hole of slider. On inside of last slider, string #0 crimp bead on wire. Tighten assembly and flatten crimp bead close to inside of slider. Trim wire ends.

STEP 3

  • Use 10” of beading wire to string #0 crimp bead close to end of wire. Flatten crimp bead and string bottom left hole of trapezoid slider from inside, two 6mm bicones, bottom holes of slider, 6mm bicone, top holes of right side slider from Step 2, bottom holes of slider, top holes of center slider from Step 2, bottom holes of slider, top holes of left side slider from Step 2, 6mm bicone, bottom holes of slider, two 6mm bicones, and bottom right hole of slider. On inside of slider, string #0 crimp bead. Tighten assembly and flatten crimp bead against inside of slider. Trim wire ends.

STEP 4

  • Use 22” of beading wire to string #1 crimp bead and half of clasp. Pass back through crimp bead and crimp. String ten 4mm bicones, stardust bead, and 6mm bicone for total of five times. String stardust bead and round bead five times. String top holes of right side slider of assembly from Step 3 and round crystal. Repeat across assembly ending with last slider. Repeat stringing pattern in reverse.

STEP 5

  • Cover crimp beads with stardust crimp covers.

STEP 6

  • Slide headpin into open hole on slider. On inside, slide silver bead onto pin. Add dot of glue on headpin inside slider; slide bead over glue to slider. Let dry and trim wire. Repeat for remaining open holes.

Tip

  • 1. The bib of the necklace is created from the bottom up and then strung on the necklace. Trapezoid sliders have a narrower end (top) and a wider end (bottom) with two holes on each side.
by Terry Ricioli
Blue & Silver Bib Necklace
Blue & Silver Bib Necklace