In the Round Necklace

Materials

  • Beadalon: 17” length of .018” satin copper beading wire; 16” length brown velour tubing
  • Beadalon copper findings: six 2mm ball and star head pins; 10mm toggle clasp; two Wire Guardian findings; two 5mm round crimp covers; two #1 crimp beads
  • Black Market Minerals: three brown 30mm shell loops
  • Swarovski Elements Create Your Style with Crystallized: three light Colorado topaz 4mm crystal rounds; three smoked topaz 6mm crystal bicones; three light Colorado topaz 9x6mm top-drilled crystal teardrop

Tools

  • Round-nose pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Standard crimping tool
  • Mighty crimping tool
  • Beading awl (or tapestry needle)

Basic Supplies

scissors

Directions

STEP 1

  • Pass the beading wire through velour tubing.

STEP 2

  • Pass one end of beading wire through a crimp bead and one Wire Guardian finding. Slip half of clasp onto Wire Guardian before passing wire back through crimp bead.

STEP 3

  • Use standard crimping tool to crimp the crimp bead.

STEP 4

  • Place crimp cover over crimp bead and use mighty crimping tool to close it.

STEP 5

  • Repeat Steps 2-4 for the other end of necklace.

STEP 6

  • Use beading awl to press through rubber tubing in center of necklace.

STEP 7

  • Pass head pin through pilot hole, 4mm crystal, one end of shell bead, 6mm crystal, and other end of shell bead. Make wrapped loop.

STEP 8

  • Pass head pin through 9x6mm crystal and make wrapped loop. Attach loop to wrapped loop in Step 7.

STEP 9

  • Use beading awl to make two additional pilot holes 1” from each side of center dangle.

STEP 10

  • Repeat Steps 7-8 to make two additional dangles.

Tip

  • 1. This pierced tubing technique opens a world of design possibilities. Try it with other dangles and charms for a completely different look.
by Katie Hacker for Beadalon
In the Round Necklace
In the Round Necklace