Please refer to Episode 5 How to wire wrap a donut pendant instructional video and complete your pendant prior to beginning the necklace. For this project I used approximately 12 inches for the coiled bracket and 12 inches for the wrapped heart.
Beading the necklace:
- I used 31 10 MM turquoise glass pearls from 1 strand, 6 8 MM zircon swarovski crystals, 8 4mm Rococo squares, 5 10mm gemstones and matching gemstone donut pendant. You may delete beads if you want shorter or add beads if you want it longer, my necklace is approximately 16 " in length with the toggle clasp.
- Cut 20" of beading wire and crimp one end of the toggle clasp.
- String on your 10MM gemstone, 3 10MM pearls, 1 rococo square, 1 10MM pearl and one 8 MM crystal. Repeat design beginning with the first glass pearl after the gemstone bead you started with. Repeat until you get to the 4th square bead then string on a gemstone bead, add your pendant, string on a gemstone bead then repeat pattern as just strung.
- Crimp the end into the other half of the toggle clasp. I will use approximately 2 inches extra on each end and then, once crimped on both ends, feed the 2 inch tail back through the strung beads until it is completely hidden. This helps to keep the beading wire from popping out by the clasp and being scratchy.
Tools and Materials Needed:
10mm Glass Pearl Round Bead Strand, Turquoise- 31pc
Swarovski Crystal Xilion Bicone (5328) 8mm, Blue Zircon- 6pc
10mm Synthetic Malachite Round Gemstone Bead Strand- 5pc
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter 4mm Rococo Square- 8pc
44mm Malachite Jasper Diamond Gemstone Pendant- 1pc
Pewter Silver Large Roped Toggle, 20mm- 1pc
Beadalon 19-strand Wire, 30 ft.,.012, Metallic Satin Silver- 20"
Beadalon German Style Square Wire, 18 Gauge, 4.1 Ft.- 24"
Sterling Silver Crimp Beads, 2 x 2mm, 50pc- 2pc
Chain Nose Pliers
Bail Making Pliers