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Sunset Strands Necklace

Sunset Strands Necklace
This image courtesy of primabead.com

This Sunset Strands Necklace mimics the vibrant colors of the setting sun in its color palette. One of our most eye-catching multi-strand beaded necklace patterns, this piece will attract attention wherever it goes. You're sure to shine anytime you wear it!

Project TypeMake a Project

Bead TypeSeed, Miscellaneous

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Bead Technique UsedStrung

Bead Project TypeNecklace

Easy

Materials:

  • #34713069- 135pc 4X7mm Oval Frost Rose
  • #34713068- 135pc 4X7mm Oval Frost Orange
  • #34713064- 135pc 4X7mm Oval Frost Hot Pink
  • #34718096- 20in Chain Silver Large Double Link
  • #34719046- 8 Set Large Round Toggle Silver
  • #34719040- 300pc 6mm Open/Close Jump Ring Silver
  • #34719027- 500pc 2mm Crimp Tube Silver
  • #3202002- 40' .3mm 7-Strand Bead Wire- Silver

Instructions:

  1. Using two sets of needle nose pliers, separate the chain into two 5-1/2-inch lengths.
     
  2. Using 6mm jump rings, attach a toggle clasp end to each chain.
     
  3. Cut the following lengths of beading wire: two 10-inch, two 12-inch, two 14-inch, two 16-inch, and two 18-inch.
     
  4. Using crimp tubes, attach each beading wire lengths to its own 6mm jump ring.  Attach the jump rings by strand length to one of the 5-1/2-inch chains.
     
  5. Thread the bead pattern onto the strands. The patterns are as follows:

    Strand 1 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 5 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 2 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 6 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 3 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 8 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 4 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 10 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 5 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 12 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 6 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 14 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 7 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 16 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 8 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 18 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 9 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 20 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
    Strand 10 = 6 rose, 6 pink, 22 orange, 6 pink & 6 rose
     
  6. Use crimp tubes to attach each beaded wire to its own 6mm jump ring.  Attach the jump rings by strand length to the other 5-1/2-inch chain.

 

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This is simply beautiful. And it's as easy as can be. I got a little confused when I read the material list. I couldn't figure out where you would use hundreds of jump rings or crimp beads. Then I understand that it was the way they come at Prima. Whew! I already have about 50 of each of those so no need. I think this would also look pretty in shades of blue and light green to mimic the ocean.

I really want to make this necklace, but I can't find the beads anywhere. Please let me know where I can buy them. Thanks

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