This week is Jewelry Week here on Crafts Unleashed! We will be showing 5 beautiful jewelry projects that were originally featured in our downloadable Jewelry eBook, available by clicking HERE.
Multistrand Disc Bead Necklace and Earrings by Vicki O’Dell…The Creative Goddess at vickiodell.com
- 19 Strand Beadalon® Wire in Satin Silver
- 2 Strands of Turquoise Shell Twister Beads
- 5 Strands of Brown Shell Disc Beads
- ½ inch End Cones – Plain Silver Plated
- 18mm Lobster Clasp
- Antique Silver Jump Ring
- Silver Crimp Beads
- Double Jump Rings
- Head Pins
- Silver Spacer Beads
- Precision Pliers Set
- Micro Crimp Tool
- Bead Stoppers
- Earring Wires
Cut 5 lengths of Beadalon wire to 32 inches, bead as shown. The middle of each strand features 28 brown disc beads, each separated by a turquoise shell bead. At each end are 20 turquoise beads. Make sure to use bead stops to keep your beads from falling off as you bead.
Add two small silver beads and a crimp bead to the end of each strand, thread the wire through a double jump ring and back through the crimp bead and two silver beads. Crimp the ends. NOTE: work all of the strands on one end of the necklace – either right or left – at once before moving on to the second side.
Attach eye pin to double jump ring and put silver end cone over it, followed by another silver bead.
Attach the antique jump ring to one side of the necklace by using the end of the head pin to make a wrapped loop. Attach the lobster clasp to the second side of the necklace by using the end of the head pin to make a wrapped loop.
You can either wear the necklace with the strands all lying nice and flat or give the necklace a bit of a twist before putting it around your neck.
Bonus Project: Matching Earrings
Bead a turquoise bead, a shell disc and a turquoise bead onto the head pin. Thread the head pin through the loop on your earring wires. Use pliers to form a simple loop (for a video on how to make simple loops, click HERE), and wrap any excess head pin wire back around.
By Vicki O’Dell…The Creative Goddess at vickiodell.com
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