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Daydreams Beaded Necklace

Posted by on 9/30/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Daydreams Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Daydreams Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern
Materials
1 – 26 inch Strands of Silver-Colored Buddy Braids 
1 – 24 inch Strands of Silver-Colored Buddy Braids 
1 – Silver-Plated 18x21mm 2-Strand Toggle Clasp
4 – Silver-Plated Crimp Beads
4 – Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Covers
153 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Discs
54 – Sun Burst 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
28 - Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
35 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
28 – Bronzite 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
6 – Bronzite 10mm Semiprecious Rounds
3 – Bronzite 12mm Semiprecious Rounds

Create Necklace

1. Take the 24 inch length of Silver-Colored Buddy Braids and string one crimp bead and one loop of the oval side of the toggle clasp about ¾ inch from the end.  

2. String the Buddy Braids back through the crimp bead and squeeze the crimp bead closed.  Do not trim the excess; simply string the beads on both ends of the Buddy Braids.  

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3. Take the 26 inch length of Buddy Braids and string one crimp bead and the other loop of the oval side of the toggle clasp about ¾ inch from the end.

4. String the Buddy Braids back through the crimp bead and squeeze the crimp bead closed.  Do not trim the excess; simply string the beads on both ends of the Buddy Braids.   

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5. Add your crimp covers to both strands by placing it over your crimp beads and squeezing them closed.  

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6. Take the 26 inch length of Buddy Braids and string the following:

a. 1 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 8mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc.

b. Repeat pattern in Step 6(a.) 13 times.

c. 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 10mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 10mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 10mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc.

d. 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 12mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 12mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 12mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc.

e. 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 10mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 10mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 10mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 8mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc.

f. 1 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Bronzite 8mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc.

g. Repeat pattern in Step 6(f.) 13 times. 

h. 1 – Sand Opal AB 6x4mm Crystal Rondelle

7. Take the strand of Buddy Braids you strung the beads on in Step 6 and add one crimp bead.  Thread that strand of Buddy Braids through one loop of the bar side of the toggle clasp.  Make sure the length of Buddy Braids you are using matches the other side that has the oval part of the toggle clasp.   String the Buddy Braids back through the crimp bead and several of the last beads you strung.  See below.  Pull the Buddy Braids tight making sure all the beads are snug.  While holding the Buddy Braids use your pliers and squeeze the crimp bead so the Buddy Braids will not pull out.  

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8.  Take the 24 inch length of Buddy Braids and string the following:

a. 1 – Sun Burst 6mm Bicone, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sun Burst 6mm Bicone, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, 1 – Sand Opal AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, and 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc.

b. Repeat pattern in Step 8(a.) 25 times.

c. 1 – Sun Burst 6mm Bicone, 1 – Silver-Plated 4x1mm Metal Disc, and 1 – Sun Burst 6mm Bicone.

9. Take the strand of Buddy Braids you strung the beads on in Step 8 and add one crimp bead.  Thread that strand of Buddy Braids through one loop of the bar side of the toggle clasp.  Make sure the length of Buddy Braids you are using matches the other side that has the oval part of the toggle clasp.   String the Buddy Braids back through the crimp bead and several of the last beads you strung.  See below.  Pull the Buddy Braids tight making sure all the beads are snug.  While holding the Buddy Braids use your pliers and squeeze the crimp bead so the Buddy Braids will not pull out.  

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10. Trim the excess Buddy Braids.

11. Add your crimp covers to both strands by placing it over your crimp beads and squeezing them closed. 

You’re done!!  These directions make a double stranded 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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