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Summer Flowers Bead Necklace

By: Sandy Huntress for AllFreeJewelryMaking
Summer Flowers Bead Necklace
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Have a special bead or pendant that you're not sure how to use? Watch this video tutorial for the Summer Flowers Bead Necklace. It'll show you the techniques and considerations behind forming your own DIY jewelry creation with a dynamic lampwork bead as your main focal point. Learn how to make a necklace that is completely unique and a beautiful marriage of different components with these informative jewelry making instructions.

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeGlass, Crystal, Wire, Miscellaneous

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Project TypeNecklace

Intermediate

 

Materials:

  • lampwork focal bead
  • one decorative head pin
  • one crystal bead
  • three silver spacer beads
  • six beads of “tangled” wire
  • two cube beads
  • two eye pins
  • three 1-inch lengths chain
  • two 10-inch lengths chain
  • necklace clasp
  • 15 5mm jump rings
  • two pair chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters

Instructions:

  1. To make bead dangle, slide crystal bead onto decorative head pin. Follow with silver spacer, lampwork bead, and two more silver spacer beads. Grasp wire with chain nose pliers where it exits last spacer bead; bend wire into 90-degree angle. Grasp angle with round nose pliers and start to form a loop. Reposition round nose pliers and complete loop. Use wire cutters to cut off excess wire where wires cross.  
     
  2. To make bead link, slide a cube bead onto an eye pin. Grasp wire with chain nose pliers where it exits bead; bend wire into 90-degree angle. Grasp angle with round nose pliers and start to form a loop. Reposition round nose pliers and complete loop.  Use wire cutters to cut off excess wire where wires cross. Repeat to make second bead link with second cube bead.
     
  3. Use 5mm jump rings to connect the elements in the following order:

    10-inch length chain > wire bead > 1-inch length chain > wire bead > cube bead link > wire bead > 1-inch length chain > wire bead > cube bead link > wire bead > 1-inch length chain > wire bead > 10-inch length chain > clasp
     
  4. Attach a jump ring to end of chain opposite clasp.
     
  5. Use a jump ring to attach lampwork dangle to center link of center 1-inch length of chain.
    Summer Flowers Bead Necklace

     

 

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What a great video tutorial that showed me the how tos of the making of this summer flowers necklace and how to work with lamp work beads. I have collected a few lamp work beads. I dont even remember how I got them, but now I have an idea of what to do with them.

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What a great video tutorial that showed me the how tos of the making of this summer flowers necklace and how to work with lamp work beads. I have collected a few lamp work beads. I dont even remember how I got them, but now I have an idea of what to do with them.

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