You may want to use a bead board since we are working with two strands, lay out the pumpkin or 8mm pearl strand in the second channel and the evergreen or 10mm pearl strand in the first.
Swap out (2)10mm pearls for (2) 8mm pearls.
Place the 10mm pearls at the left 2 inch mark and the left 5 inch mark on the bead board or counting from the left, place the 10mm as the 14th pearl and 23rd pearl.
Place the pendant at the 3 inch mark on the bead board and the two 8mm pearls on either side or 13, 14 and 15 pearls on the strand counting from the left.
When working with a slide lock clasp I like to keep it together while I crimp my strands in, so cut a 24" piece of beading wire and crimp into the bottom link of the clasp using the magical crimp forming tool.
String a 4mm silver plate round, 5mm silver plate round and the 8mm or pumpkin strand off the bead board (working from left to right) and end with a 5mm silver plate round, 4mm silver plate round, crimping into the other bottom link of the clasp.
Cut a 24" piece of beading wire and crimp into the top link of the clasp using the magical crimp forming tool.
String a 4mm silver plate round, 5mm silver plate round and the 10mm or evergreen strand off the bead board (working from left to right) and end with a 5mm silver plate round, 4mm silver plate round, crimping into the other top link of the clasp to complete the necklace.
Tools and Materials Needed:
Glass Pearl 8mm Bead Strand, Pumpkin- 1strand Glass Pearl 10mm Round Bead Strand, Evergreen- 1strand Silver Plated Round Silver Bead, 4mm, Bag of 25- 2pc Silver Plated Round Silver Bead, 5mm, Bag of 10- 2pc Silver Pewter 30mm Dimpled Wavy Disc Pendant- 1pc Silver Plated 2-Strand Slide Lock Clasp, 16 x 6mm- 1pc Silver Filled Crimp Beads, Bag of 50, 2 x 2mm- 4pc Bead Board, 9in x 12 1/2in Beadalon 49-strand Wire, 30 ft., .018- 48" Magical Crimp Forming Tool, .014-.015 Nipper Tool
I only ordered one strand of each bead but wanted the necklace longer. I had silver beads and some smaller darker orange pearls and added those to the mix. I like the design and like my modification to fit my needs. The contrast of the beads is very pretty - it is a color combination I wouldn't have thought. The directions were simple and easy to follow. You did good, Aunties!
Reviewed by: Lin Archer from Oklahoma.