Beading / Jewelry

Falling for Autumn Jewelry

for  Prima Bead

sizes: necklace, 17" length with 3" focal; earrings, 2"

  • Falling for Autumn Jewelry
  • Diagram 1
  • Diagram 2
  • Diagram 3
  • Diagram 4

Materials

  • Gold Ball-Link Chain* (34718101), 42” length
  • Gold Leaf Drops* (34708252), 1 pack
  • Faceted Gemstones*, 1 pack each: Orange Round (34714083), Red Teardrop (34714088)
  • Glass Beads*, 1 pack each: Red-Yellow Rondelles (34716027), 4x3mm; Topaz Color Mix (34713079Hi)
  • Seed beads of choice, 13
  • Gold Findings*, 1 pack each: Starter Pack (34712001); Jump Rings, 4mm (34719007); Headpins (34719105)
  • *Products available from Prima Bead.

Tools

  • Pliers: needle-nose, round-nose
  • Wire cutters

Basic Supplies

  • ruler
  • Earrings
  • 1. Link seven 4mm jump rings together; attach one earring wire at end of linked jump rings to make center column.
  • 2. Make rondelle drops by sliding one bead on headpin, forming loop with pliers, and trimming off excess. Repeat to make three red and ten yellow drops.
  • 3. Attach yellow drops to both sides of the top five rings in center column. Attach red drops to both sides of the sixth ring and one red drop to bottom ring. See Diagram 1.

    Diagram 1
  • 4. Repeat for second earring.
  • Necklace
  • 1. Cut one 16-3/4" length and one 17" length of chain. (Note: For symmetry, find center of each chain length before cutting to ensure it falls between two chain beads.)
  • 2. Join chains at one end with 4mm jump ring. Attach lobster claw clasp to jump ring.
  • 3. Join chains at other end with 6mm jump ring. Cut 3" length of extender chain; attach to jump ring.
  • 4. Make yellow bead drop following Step 2 under earrings. Join yellow bead drop and leaf charm with 4mm jump ring; attach to last link of extender chain.
  • 5. Make bead drops: 15 red rondelles, 14 topaz rounds, eight seed bead/orange rounds, four red teardrops. Attach 4mm jump ring to all remaining leaf charms. Set aside two red rondelles and two leaves.
  • 6. Make two Group 1 Clusters. See Diagram 2. Link jump rings to make center column: five 4mm, one 6mm, one 4mm, one 6mm, one 4mm. Attach one red rondelle drop to first link, one red rondelle to second link on opposite side, one each red rondelle and topaz round to third link, one topaz round to fourth link, one orange round to fifth link, two leaves to sixth link, one leaf to final link. Repeat for second cluster.

    Diagram 2
  • 7. Make two Group 2 Clusters. See Diagram 3. Link jump rings to make center column: five 4mm, one 6mm, three 4mm, one 6mm with two yellow rondelles, one 4mm, one 6mm, one 4mm. Attach one red rondelle to first link, one red rondelle and topaz round to second link, one topaz round to third and fourth links, one orange round to fifth link, two leaves to sixth link, one orange round to seventh link, one teardrop to ninth link, two leaves to tenth link, one leaf to final link. Repeat for second cluster.

    Diagram 3
  • 8. Make one Group 3 Cluster. See Diagram 4. Link jump rings to make center column: seven 4mm, one 6mm with two yellow rondelles, three 4mm, one 6mm with two yellow rondelles, one 4mm, one 6mm, one 4mm. Attach two red rondelles to first link, one topaz round to second link, one each red rondelle and topaz round to third link, one topaz round to fourth link, one topaz round and one orange round to fifth link, one orange round to seventh link, two leaves to eighth link, one red teardrop to ninth and eleventh links, two leaves to twelfth link, one leaf to final link.

    Diagram 4
  • 9. Find center link of 17" chain; attach Group 3 Cluster with 4mm jump ring. Attach one Group 2 Cluster to the right of Group 3, centering it between chain beads. Repeat on other side of necklace. Attach one Group 1 Cluster to right of Group 2, centering it between chain beads.
  • 10. Place one leaf charm and one red rondelle on 4mm jump ring; repeat. Attach components to 17" chain, one on each side, a few links away from center cluster.