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"The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings." J.M. BARRIE, The Little White Bird!
Take flight this spring with this asymmetric necklace design with the flying bird dangle and branch detail in antique copper with the soft hue of seafoam Czech Glass and Chinese Crystal. The addition of the chain just adds to the aysemtry.

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer


  1. View the Drop Beading Video for a quick how to.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Attach the 7 1/4" length of chain to the other side with a 5mm jump ring.
  5. Add the bird connector to the 5th link from the free end with a 5mm jump ring by the "beak" end.
  6. On the other end of the bird add the 1" piece of chain with a 5mm jump ring.
  7. Cut a 10" piece of beading wire and crimp the end into the free end of the chain.
  8. String the following pattern onto the wire: *3x4mm rondelle, faceted rondelle, 8mm round, wavy copper disc, 8mm round, faceted rondelle**.
  9. 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.
  10. On the end of the 7 1/4" length of chain, add the round end of the toggle with a 5mm jump ring.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Slip an 8mm round on to a head pin and drop it from the next link.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
Nipper Tool

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Rating "In silver and blue"
 
I just made this necklace using silver components and navy blue beads. Stunning!
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Reviewed by:  from Riverside, Ca. - 5/30/2013
Questions and Answers
Q: You don't list the size of the sage bead? What size is used in this project? Thanks. Laura
Asked by: - 7/16/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: It was probably about a 4 or 5mm rondelle. We do not carry that strand anymore, but that is what I think it was. Karla
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