- View the Drop Beading Video for a quick how to.
- Separate a 1" piece (about 3 links); 2" piece (8 links) and a 7 1/4" piece of chain by opening the links with pliers.
- Lay the branch connector face up on your work surface and attach the 2" piece of chain to the left loop of it with a 5mm jump ring.
- Attach the 7 1/4" length of chain to the other side with a 5mm jump ring.
- Add the bird connector to the 5th link from the free end with a 5mm jump ring by the "beak" end.
- On the other end of the bird add the 1" piece of chain with a 5mm jump ring.
- Cut a 10" piece of beading wire and crimp the end into the free end of the chain.
- String the following pattern onto the wire: *3x4mm rondelle, faceted rondelle, 8mm round, wavy copper disc, 8mm round, faceted rondelle**.
- Repeat "*" to "**" 5 more times then a 3x4mm rondelle, faceted rondelle, 8mm round, faceted rondelle, 3x4mm rondelle, faceted rondelle, 3x4mm rondelle crimping the end into the bar end of the toggle.
- On the end of the 7 1/4" length of chain, add the round end of the toggle with a 5mm jump ring.
- Slip a 3x4mm rondelle, faceted rondelle, 8mm round on a head pin and start a loop, slipping it into the last link of the chain dangle and close it with some wraps.
- On either side of the that drop add a wavy spacer on an 8mm jump ring and then a 3x4mm rondelle, faceted rondelle, 3x4mm rondelle drop on either side of them.
- Slip an 8mm round on to a head pin and drop it from the next link.
- On the next link drop a wavy spacer on either side of the link with an 8mm jump ring and then a 3x4mm rondelle, faceted rondelle, 3x4mm rondelle drop on either side of them.
- Slip an 8mm round on to a head pin and drop it from the jump ring connecting the connector to the chain to complete the necklace.
Tools and Materials Needed:
Antique Copper Pewter Flower Branch Connector, 32x54mm- 1pc
Antique Copper Pewter Bird Connector, 33x40mm- 1pc
Chinese Crystal Rondelle Bead Strand, Golden Seafoam, 3x4mm- 18pc
Designer Czech Glass 8mm Bead Strand, Seafoam- 16pc
Designer Czech Glass Faceted Rondelle Bead Strand, Sage- 20pc
Antique Copper 10mm Pewter Wavy Disc Spacer, 20pc- 10pc
Antique Copper 8mm Round Link Chain By The Foot- 11"
Antique Copper Jump Rings, Open, 10pc, 5mm, 20 Gauge- 5pc
Antique Copper Jump Rings, Open, 8mm, 18 Gauge, 10pc- 4pc
Antique Copper Pewter 16mm Twisted Rope Toggle- 1pc
Antique Copper Plated Head Pins, 2 Inch, 21 Gauge, 10pc- 7pc
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Antique Copper Plated Recycled Copper Crimp Beads, 100pc- 2pc
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers