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A Symphony of Metals Necklace

Part Number:PROJ-KS-0147
A Symphony of Metals Necklace
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About This Project

Soft brushed satin beads in silver and gold, create a symphony of metals in this light weight necklace. A mixture of shapes and metal finishes with accents of copper create the delicate piece finished in rolo chain. Add any variety of these brushed satin beads to create your own pattern and or add more chain for a longer look.

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer

  1. Cut a piece of beading wire about 12" in length.
  2. Place a bead stopper on one end of the wire and string the following beads on the strand: 20mm donut; copper seed bead; 14mm round; copper seed bead; 18mm coin; seed bead; 20mm rondelle; copper seed bead; Teardrop; copper seed bead; 10mm round; copper seed bead; 16mm donut; copper seed bead; 12mm rondelle; copper seed bead.
  3. Swap the bead stopper and finish the strand as above starting with the copper seed bead, after the 20mm donut.
  4. Cut the chain to the desired length or 4" as in my sample for a finished length necklace of 18".
  5. Add a crimp bead and a wire guardian to the end of the beading wire.
  6. Slip one end of the chain into a wire guardian and run the beading wire back through the crimp, crimping with the Magical Crimp Forming Tool.
  7. Repeat for the other side of the beaded section and chain trimming any excess wire with the nipper tool.
  8. Add the trigger clasp to one end of chain with a jump ring and then a jump ring to other piece to complete the necklace.

Tools and Materials Needed:

Brushed Satin Silver Plated Brass Medium Donut Bead, 20mm- 1pc
Brushed Satin Silver Plated Brass Small Donut Bead, 16mm- 2pc
Brushed Satin Silver Plated Brass Closed Teardrop, 12x18mm- 2pc
Brushed Satin Silver Plated Brass Coin Bead, 18mm- 2pc
10mm Brushed Satin Gold Plated Brass Round Bead- 2pc
14mm Brushed Satin Gold Plated Brass Round Bead- 2pc
12mm Brushed Satin Gold Plated Brass Rondelle Bead- 2pc
20mm Brushed Satin Gold Plated Brass Rondelle Bead- 2pc
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25-16pc
Silver Plated 3mm Rolo Chain By The Foot
Gold Plated Wire Guardian- 2pc
Silver Plate Lobster Clasp, 12mm
TierraCast Silver Plate Open 6mm Oval Jump Rings, Bag of 20- 2pc
Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Magical Crimp Forming Tool
Chain Nose Pliers
Nipper Tool

Customer Reviews

5 Stars
This is truly an elegant necklace. It is also very versatile. I can see wearing this to a special event as well as with a tailored work outfit. Once again, nice work Karla! Ann : )
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Reviewed by:  from Kennebunk, Maine. on 5/4/2014

Materials and Supplies Used in This Project:

Silver Plate Lobster Clasp, 12mm, Bag Of 10
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Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .015
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