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Falling Leaves Necklace

Posted by on 12/11/2018 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Falling Leaves Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Falling Leaves Necklace Free Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials

30 inches strands of Silver-Colored .035mm Buddy Braids 
1 - Antique Silver 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 - Antique Silver-Plated Split Ring
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 2mm Crimp Tubes
2 - Antique Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Covers
5 - Antique Silver-Plated Ball Pins 
5 - Antique Silver-Plated Eye Pins
10 - Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Rings
5 - Antique Silver-Plated 5x7mm Decorative Tube Connectors
5 - Antique Silver-Plated 11x28mm Single Leaf Connectors
18 - Antique Silver-Plated 4x5mm Rounded Drums
48 - Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelles
24 - Montana AB 8x5mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
29 - Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Rounds
30 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Rounds

Create Dangles

Leaf Dangles (5)
1. Add 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in the 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.  Your drop should look like this:


2. Open the eye of 1 - Antique Silver-Plated Eye Pin and add the loop you just created.  Close the eye of the eye pin.


3. Add 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round to the eye pin from Step 2.  Make a 90° bend in the eye pin above the bead.  Using round nose pliers (or any pliers you have) hold the eye pin near the angle and bend it around the pliers to make a loop.  Wrap down around eye pin creating as many coils as you can.  Trim any extra.  Your drop should look like this:


4. Open 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Ring; add the loop you just created in Step 3 and the bottom loop of 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 11x28mm Single Leaf Connector.  Close the jump ring.


5. Open 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 5mm Jump Ring; add the top loop of the Antique Silver-Plated Single Leaf Connector you added in Step 4 and the loop of 1 - Antique Silver-Plated 5x7mm Decorative Tube Connector.  Close the jump ring.


6. Repeat steps 1 - 5 a total of FOUR (4) times the other Leaf Dangles.

Assemble Necklace
1. Take one end of your Buddy Braids wire and thread 1 crimp tube approximately an 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.


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


3. String the following:
a. 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle , 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 4x5mm Rounded Drum, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 4x5mm Rounded Drum. 

b. Repeat pattern in Step (a.) THREE (3) times.

c. 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle , 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 4x5mm Rounded Drum, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Leaf Dangle, 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Leaf Dangle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Leaf Dangle, 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Leaf Dangle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Leaf Dangle.

d. 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle , 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 4x5mm Rounded Drum, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, and 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 4x5mm Rounded Drum.

e. Repeat pattern in Step (d.) THREE (3) times.

f. 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle , 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 4x5mm Rounded Drum, 1 – Montana AB 8x5mm Crystal Rondelle, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, 1 – Blue Goldstone 8mm Semiprecious Round, 1 – Antique Silver-Plated 1.5x4mm Beaded Rondelle, and 1 – Turquoise Colored Howlite 4mm Semiprecious Round.


4.  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. 


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

You’re done!!  These directions make a necklace that is approximately 26 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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