Design Inspiration Supplies

Design Instructions

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Supplies Needed

  • 20   5x6mm Brass Cable Chain    (20-0825-27)
  • 1    Hammered Hook Eye Clasp Set     (94-6229-27)
  • 9    Double Hammered Baule Bead   (94-5819-27)
  • 8    Hammered Flag Baule Bead    (94-5820-27)
  • 8    10mm Hammered Tube Bead    (94-5822-27)
  • 88    6mm Twist Heishi    (93-0413-18)
  • 4    2x2mm Crimp Bead    (01-0030-27)
  • 6    5mm Round Jump Ring    (01-0020-27)
  • 2    2” 21g Eyepin    (01-0027-27)
  • 5    8x23mm wooden beads
  • Medium beading wire

Tools

  • 2 chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flush cutters

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: 32 inches

Designer: Katie Hill

 

Watch our technique videos playlist on YouTube (look for videos on crimping and jump rings).

Steps

  1. Cut one 11” piece of beading wire. String one crimp bead onto end of wire. Bend wire over and thread back through crimp about 1”, creating approx. 1/8” loop. Use crimping pliers to secure.
  2. String 3 heishi, 1 tube bead, 1 heishi, 1 tube bead, 1 heishi, 1 tube bead, 3 heishi, covering tail.
  3. String one wooden bead, 3 heishi, 1 tube bead, 3 heishi.
  4. String one Double Baule Bead, 1 heishi, 1 Double Baule Bead, 1 heishi, 1 Double Baule Bead.
  5. Repeat Step 3 in reverse.
  6. Repeat Step 2 in reverse.
  7. String a crimp bead onto end of beading wire. Bend wire over and thread back through crimp and several beads, creating approx. 1/8” loop. Use crimping pliers to secure. 8
  8. Cut one 12” piece of beading wire. String one crimp bead onto end of beading wire. Bend wire over and thread back through crimp about 1”, creating approx. 1/8” loop. Use crimping pliers to secure.
  9. String 3 heishi and 1 Baule Flag Bead. Repeat twice, add 3 more heishi.
  10. String 1 Double Baule Bead and 3 heishi. Repeat twice.
  11. String 1 Baule Flag, 3 heishi, 1 wooden bead, 3 heishi, 1 Baule Flag.
  12. Repeat Step 10 in reverse.
  13. Repeat Step 9 in reverse.
  14. Repeat Step 7.
  15. On an eyepin, string 3 heishi, 1 wooden bead, and 3 heishi. At the top, carefully bend wire over at right angle. Trim wire to 3/8”. Form simple loop. Repeat.
  16. Open one jumpring and attach one end of each beaded strand and one beaded eyepin. Close jumpring. Repeat on other side of necklace
  17. Cut chain in half. Use a jumpring to attach one piece of chain to one side of necklace. Repeat on other side with second piece of chain.
  18. Use a jumpring to attach the hook to one side of the necklace and the eye to the other side of the necklace.
  19. Attach the hook anywhere along the chain to adjust necklace length.

 

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