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Blue Beauty Necklace

Posted by on 5/12/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Blue Beauty Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Blue Beauty Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
1 – 26” Strand of Gunmetal-Colored Buddy Braids
1 – Gunmetal 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 – Gunmetal 7mm Split Ring
2 – Gunmetal 2mm Crimp Tubes
2 – Gunmetal 4mm Crimp Covers
14 – Gunmetal 5x12mm Scalloped Bead Caps
30 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
14 – Gunmetal 2x6mm Beaded Rondelles
8 – Antique Silver-Plated 8x17mm Pathways Metal Beads
16 – Mystic AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
7 – Light Sapphire AB 12x9mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
16 – Jet AB 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
14 – Blue Agate 8mm Semiprecious Rounds

Create the Necklace

1. Take one end of your Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 crimp tube approximately an inch from the end.  Thread the ring of the lobster clasp.  Thread the end back through the crimp tube.  Using crimping pliers (or any pliers you have) squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/4th of an inch away from the clasp.  See illustration 1.  Trim the excess leaving about a half an inch, you will thread the beads over both.

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Illustration 1

2. Add your crimp cover by placing it over your crimp bead and squeezing it closed.  See Illustration 2.

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Illustration 2

3. Thread the following:

a. 1 – Jet AB 6mm Crystal Bicone, 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Mystic AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 8x17mm Pathways Metal Bead, 1 – Mystic AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Jet AB 6mm Crystal Bicone, 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Agate 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Gunmetal 2x6mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Gunmetal 5x12mm Scalloped Bead Cap, 1 – Light Sapphire AB 12x9mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Gunmetal 5x12mm Scalloped Bead Cap,  1 – Gunmetal 2x6mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Agate 8mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle.

b. Repeat pattern in Step (a.) SIX times.

c. 1 – Jet AB 6mm Crystal Bicone, 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Mystic AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 8x17mm Pathways Metal Bead, 1 – Mystic AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Gunmetal 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Jet AB 6mm Crystal Bicone.

4. Thread 1 crimp tube and the split ring.  Thread the wire back through the crimp tube after going through the split ring.  Thread the wire through the last couple beads (see illustration 3).  Using your pliers, squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/4th of an inch away from the clasp and an 1/8th of inch away from the last bead to have room for your crimp cover.  Trim the excess wire as close to the bead as you can. 

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Illustration 3

5. Add your crimp cover by placing it over your crimp bead and squeezing it closed.

You are done!!  These directions make a necklace that is approximately 24 inches long.  If you need to change the length just add or subtract beads.  You can use this pattern with any color beads you wish!!

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