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Multi Stranded Tree of Life Necklace Project
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Multi Stranded Tree of Life Necklace Project
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Project Description:

The Tree of Life symbolizes our past, present and future! So wear it with these new rice Czech glass pearls in 4 different colors draped in soft swags with the pendant suspended from one within the mix.

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


  1. We will add two strands to each loop of the 2 stranded link. I string things in an asymmetrical pattern, it is my style, however this project does not have to be made this way. It is subtle and you may not even notice it.
  2. Cut 12" of beading wire and crimp one end into the bottom hole of the link using Magical Crimp Forming tool.
  3. String the following onto the strand, 3mm silver plate round, 3 rice pearl (coffee), 3mm silver plate round, etc until you finish the bead strand leaving 1 rice pearl, 3mm silver plate round on end.
  4. Crimp this end into the top hole of the second two strand link.
  5. Cut another 12" of beading wire, crimping into the same hole as the first pearl strand, but this time start the pattern off with 3mm silver plate round, 1 rice pearl (golden bronze), 3mm silver plate round, 3 rice pearls, etc until you finish the strand with 3 rice pearls, 3mm silver plate round.
  6. Crimp this end into the top hole of the second two strand link, below the first strand.
  7. Cut another 12" of beading wire, crimping into the top hole of two strand link.
  8. String the following onto the strand, 3mm silver plate round, 3 rice pearl (light coffee), 3mm silver plate round, etc until you finish the bead strand leaving 1 rice pearl, 3mm silver plate round on end.
  9. Crimp the end into the bottom hole of the two strand link.
  10. Cut another 12" of beading wire, crimping into the same hole as the first pearl strand, but this time start the pattern off with 3mm silver plate round, 1 rice pearl (yellow bronze), 3mm silver plate round, 3 rice pearls, for a total of (4) 3 rice patterns, string 3mm silver plate round, 2 rice pearls, the pendant, 1 rice pearl, 3mm silver plate round, resuming the pattern as above strands, ending this one with 3 rice beads and 3mm silver plate round.
  11. Crimp below the last strand crimped.
  12. At this point you can lengthen or shorten the overall length of the necklace. I just cut my rolo chain in half, adding 6" to each side of the necklace, by connecting the chain with a jump ring to each link.
  13. Finish the necklace by adding the lobster clasp and another jump ring to connect into.

Tools and Materials Needed:

Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Coffee, 4x6mm
Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Golden Bronze, 4x6mm
Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Light Coffee, 4x6mm
Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, 4x6mm, Yellow Bronze
Silver Pewter Oval Tree Of Life Pendant, 28mm- 1pc
Silver Plated 3mm Rolo Chain By The Foot- 12"
Silver Plated Multi Strand End With 2 Rings, 8x14mm- 2pc
Silver Plated Round Silver Bead, 3mm, 25pc- 40pc
Silver Plated 12mm Lobster Clasp- 1pc
Sterling Silver Jump Rings, Open, 4.5 mm, 22 Gauge, 10pc- 4pc
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc- 8pc
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .015" Wire

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Coffee
4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Coffee
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4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Golden Bronze
4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Golden Bronze
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4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Light Coffee
4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Light Coffee
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4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Yellow Bronze
4x6mm Czech Glass Rice Pearl Bead Strand, Yellow Bronze
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Silver Pewter Oval Tree Of Life Pendant, 28mm
Silver Pewter Oval Tree Of Life Pendant, 28mm
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Silver Plated Round Silver Bead, 3mm, 50pc
Silver Plated Round Silver Bead, 3mm, 50pc
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Silver Plated Multi Strand End With 2 Rings, 8x14mm
Silver Plated Multi Strand End With 2 Rings, 8x14mm
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Silver Plated 3mm Rolo Chain By The Foot
Silver Plated 3mm Rolo Chain By The Foot
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Silver Plated 12mm Lobster Clasp
Silver Plated 12mm Lobster Clasp
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Sterling Silver Jump Rings, Open, 4.5 mm, 22 Gauge, 10pc
Sterling Silver Jump Rings, Open, 4.5 mm, 22 Gauge, 10pc
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Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018
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Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc
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Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
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BeadSmith Bent Chain Nose Pliers
BeadSmith Bent Chain Nose Pliers
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Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .015" Wire
Magical Crimp Forming Tool For .015" Wire
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Customer Reviews
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This was such an easy project. The instructions were very clear. The final piece looks fantastic. Thanks!
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Reviewed by:  from Montgomery, IL. - 1/26/2014
5/5
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A Very Big Thumbs Up!! I think it is extremely Pretty and it gave me an idea for something Similar for my daughters, so Thank You!!
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Reviewed by:  from Ft.Knox, Ky.. - 1/12/2014