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Cascading Jewels Beaded Necklace Free Pattern

Posted by Rod Connors on 1/8/2020 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Cascading Jewels Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Cascading Jewels Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
1 – 32 inch strand of 0.35mm Silver-Colored Buddy Braids
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Split Ring
2 – Antique Silver-Plated 2mm Crimp Tubes 
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Bead Covers
1 - Antique Silver-Plated Wire Protector
15 – Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pins 
4 – Antique Silver-Plated 5mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
58 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles 
22 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Rounds
8 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicones
2 - Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
6 - Plum AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
12 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrops
9 - Plum 15x10mm Glass Crystal Teardrops
8 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
6- Purple Crazy Lace Agate 13x18mm Semiprecious Puff Ovals
1 – Purple Crazy Lace Agate 20mm Semiprecious Puff Coin

Create Drops

CJE1Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drops (8) - Add 1 – Tanzanite 4mm Glass Crystal Bicone to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  Repeat 7 times.


CJE2Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Round Drops (2) - Add 1 – Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  Repeat 1 time.


CJE3Tanzanite 6mm Bicone Drops (2) - Add 1 – Tanzanite 6mm Glass Crystal Bicone to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  Repeat 1 times.


CJE4Plum AB 8x5mm Rondelle Drops (2) - Add 1 – Plum AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  Repeat 1 times.

CJE5Plum 15x10mm Teardrop Drops (1) - Add 1 – Plum 15x10mm Crystal Teardrop to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the ball pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around ball pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  


Necklace Instructions:

1. Take one end of your Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 crimp tube approximately a half inch from the end.  Thread the loop of your 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.  Leave the excess you will thread the beads over both ends.

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

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3. Thread the following:
a. 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (small side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 13x18mm Semiprecious Puff Oval, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (large side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Plum 15x10mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (small side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Plum AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelle, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Plum 15x10mm Glass Crystal Rondelle (large side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle.

b. Repeat pattern in Step 3(a.) ONE time.

c. 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (small side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 13x18mm Semiprecious Puff Oval, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (large side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round.

4.  Create Center Drop:
a. Thread 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 20mm Semiprecious Puff Coin, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 - Antique Silver-Plated Wire Protector (go through both loops of the wire protector keeping the Buddy Braids in the groove).  Thread the wire back through the last Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, the Purple Crazy Lace Agate 20mm Semiprecious Puff Coin, and the other Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle from this step.

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b. Pull the Buddy Braids tight creating your Center Drop.

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5. Thread the following:  See below for the first few beads.
a. 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (small side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 13x18mm Semiprecious Puff Oval, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (large side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Plum 15x10mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (small side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Plum AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelle, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Plum 15x10mm Glass Crystal Rondelle (large side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 8mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle.

b. Repeat pattern in Step 5(a.) ONE time.

c. 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (small side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Purple Crazy Lace Agate 13x18mm Semiprecious Puff Oval, 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 - Amethyst AB 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrop (large side first), 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Glass Crystal Round.

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6. Thread 1 crimp tube and 1 split ring.  Thread the wire back through the crimp tube after going through the split ring.  Thread the wire through the last several beads (see below).  Using your pliers, squeeze the crimp tube about a 1/4th of an inch away from the split ring 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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7. Add your crimp cover by placing it over your crimp tube and squeezing it closed.

8. Complete the Center Dangle:

a. Open one 5mm jump ring; add 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop, 2 - Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Round Drops, 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop and the loop of the Wire Protector of the Center Drop from Step 4.  Close the jump ring.  

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b. Open one 5mm jump ring; add 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop, 2 - Tanzanite 6mm Bicone Drops, 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop, and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 8(a.) between the two Purple Sparkle AB 4mm Round Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

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c. Open one 5mm jump ring; add 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop, 2 - Plum AB 8x5mm Rondelle Drops, 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop, and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 8(b.) between the two Tanzanite 6mm Bicone Drops from Step 3.  Close the jump ring.  

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d. Open one 5mm jump ring; add 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop, 1 - Plum 15x10mm Teardrop Drop, 1 - Tanzanite 4mm Bicone Drop, and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 4 between the two Plum AB 8x5mm Rondelle Drops from Step 8(c.).  Close the jump ring.  

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You’re done!!  These instructions make a necklace that is 26 inches long.  We hope you enjoyed this beading project!  For more beads and supplies please shop on our website at www.Bead3.com


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