Golden Flower Garden Collection - Eight Flower Necklace
- 9mm Czech Glass Flowers (8) *Colors Used Above - Red Picasso (1), Sea Green (2), Cornflower Blue (2), Salmon Pink (1), Alloy Orange (2) * Pick the colors that talk to you, or use eight of the same color, have fun!
- Size 8 Toho Seed Beads #P471 Galvanized Gold (1 x 20g Tube) * 1 Tube is enough for all pieces in this collection.
- 12x7mm Trigger Clasp – Gold Plated (1)
- Soft Touch Beading Wire – Fine (22”)
- 2x2mm Crimps Gold Filled (2)
- 4mm Crimp Covers 14k Gold Filled or Gold Plated (2)
- 4mm Round 20g Jump Ring, Open, Gold Plated (1) *Optional, you can crimp directly to clasp.
- 4.2x4mm Fine Round Cable Chain, Gold Plated (approx. 1 ½”)
- 3” Long 21g Headpins, Gold Plated (1)
Finished Length 17 – 18 ½” * Can be made to length of your choice.
B = Blue Flower O = Orange Flower R = Red Flower G = Green Flower P = Pink Flower GSB = Gold Seed Bead
Instructions on Construction:
1. Cut 22” section of beading wire & attach a bead stop approx. 3” from end of wire.
2. Stringing is as follows: GSB (21), B (1), GSB (21), O (1), GSB (21), R (1), GSB (21), B (1), GSB (21), G (1), GSB (21), P (1), GSB (21), O (1), GSB (21)
3. Now is the time to check for size: If you want to reduce size & make a choker remove an equal number of seed beads from either side, if you want to make a longer length you can either add seed beads to both sides or add extra length in your extender chain.
4. Thread on crimp tube and attach to jump ring, then attach jump ring to clasp or attach directly to loop on trigger clasp. I used a flat crimp then placed a crimp cover over the crimp to give a nice finish. *Remember to keep your wires parallel when crimping, this gives a more secure attachment and do not forget to give a test pull on your wire to make sure you have closed down hard enough on the crimp.
5. Remove bead stop, thread on a crimp tube and thread through last link in the extension chain, then back through crimp tube.
6. Lay your necklace on your worktop in a circle to make sure you leave enough slack in the wire, the beads need to have enough room to sit nicely * If you crimp your wire too tightly the necklace will be rigid and there is a chance that the beading wire may break!
7. You are now ready to crimp your necklace and add the second crimp cover.
8. Take head pin and add GSB (1), G (1) now using needle nose and round nose pliers wire wrap this to the last link in the extension chain, trim and tamp in pointy end.
9. You are now ready to try on necklace and to admire your handy work. Enjoy!
Jewelry designed by Steph Stirniman at magpiecollectives.com