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Confetti Necklace

Confetti Necklace
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There is no better way to celebrate than with a DIY jewelry piece like this Confetti Necklace. Perfect for New Year's Eve, this stunning creation made of beading wire and turquoise, red, and silver seed beads, is sure to be one of your favorite DIY necklaces. If you are headed out to a New Year's Eve party and want to look fabulous, or if you simply want to add a little glamour to a winter ensemble this festive necklace is meant for you. Create the finishing touch to your New Year's Eve attire today with this lovely homemade necklace.


Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeSeed

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedChainmail/Wirework

Bead Project TypeNecklace

easy



Materials:

  • Soft Flex® Extreme 925 wire in .024 diameter - 18" of wire
  • 26 gauge black Soft Flex® Craft Wire - 1 spool
  • 26 gauge non-tarnish silver plated Soft Flex® Craft Wire - 1 spool
  • Sterling silver hook and eye clasp - 1 clasp set
  • 3mm x 3mm sterling silver seamless crimp tubes - 2 crimps
  • Turquoise size 8° seed beads - 18 seed beads
  • Red size 8° seed beads - 16 seed beads
  • Silver size 8° seed beads - 16 seed beads

 

Tools:

  • Long Soft Flex® Professional Flush Cutter
  • Mighty Crimpers
  • Twist N Curl Mini Set

 

Confetti Necklace


Instructions:

  1. Use 20" of non-tarnish silver plated Soft Flex® Craft Wire to string 1 turquoise seed bead to the center of the wire. Use both ends of wire to twist for about 1/8".
     
  2. Use 1 end of the wire to string 1 red seed bead. Bend the wire around the bead and twist the bead a few times so that the wire twists around itself (around the bead). Use both ends of wire to twist for about 1/8".
     
  3. Repeat Step 2 using 1 silver seed beads. Repeat Step 2 using 1 turquoise seed bead.
     
  4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 three times, omitting the final turquoise seed bead. Set aside.
     
  5. Use 20" of black wire to string 1 red seed bead to the center of the wire. Use both ends of wire to twist for about 1/8".
     
  6. Repeat Step 2 using 1 silver seed bead. Repeat Step 2 using 1 turquoise seed bead. Repeat Step 2 using 1 red seed bead.
     
  7. Repeat Step 6 three times, omitting the final red seed bead. Set aside.
     
  8. Repeat Steps 5 to 7 for a second piece using black wire.
     
  9. Use 20" of non-tarnish silver plated wire to string 1 silver seed bead to the center of the wire. Use both ends of wire to twist for about 1/8".
     
  10. Repeat Step 2 using 1 turquoise seed bead. Repeat Step 2 using 1 red seed bead. Repeat Step 2 using 1 silver seed bead. Repeat Step 2 using 1 turquoise seed bead. Repeat Step 2 using 1 red seed bead. Set aside.
     
  11. Repeat Steps 9 and 10 for a second piece using silver wire.
     
  12. Hold all five twisted pieces together about 1/4" from the last seed bead twisted into each piece. Twist all ten wire ends together. Use the twisted wire to from a wire wrapped loop. Set pendant aside.
     
  13. Use black Soft Flex® Craft Wire and the larger of the two Twist N Curls in the Mini Set to make a coil 4" long. Cut the coil into four 3/4" pieces and two 1/2" pieces. Use your fingers to gently spread apart the coil pieces.
     
  14. Use the Soft Flex® Extreme 925 wire to string 1 crimp tube and one half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp.
     
  15. String 1 turquoise seed bead, one 3/4" coil, 1 red seed bead, one 1/2" coil, 1 silver seed bead, one 3/4" coil, and 1 turquoise seed bead.
     
  16. String the pendant. Repeat Step 15, reversing the stringing sequence. String 1 crimp tube and the other half of the clasp. Pass back through the tube and crimp.

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