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Simple Elegance Necklace

Posted by on 12/18/2018 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Simple Elegance Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern 

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Simple Elegance Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials

25 inches of Silver-Colored 0.35mm Buddy Braids
1 - Silver-Plated 15x8mm Lobster Clasp
1 - Silver-Plated 5mm Split Ring
2 - Silver-Plated 2mm Crimp Tubes 
2 - Silver-Plated 4mm Crimp Covers
7 - Silver-Plated Ball Pins
7 - Silver-Plated 5mm 23 Gauge Jump Rings
62 - White 6mm Glass Pearls
20 - Crystal AB 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones
1 - Crystal AB 8mm Glass Crystal Bicones
68 - Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle Metal Beads
8 - Silver-Plated 6mm Rhinestone Rondelles with Clear Crystals
2 - Silver-Plated 6mm Rhinestone Rounds with Clear Crystals

Create Pendant

Step A. Make Drops 

sen2Crystal AB 6mm Bicones Drops (2 total) – Add 1 – Crystal AB 6mm Crystal Bicone to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above beads.  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.

sen3White 6mm Pearl Drops (2 total) – Add 1 – White 6mm Glass Pearl to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above beads.  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.

sen4Silver-Plated Rhinestone Round Drop (2 total) – Add 1 – Silver-Plated 6mm Rhinestone Round to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above beads.  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.


sen5Crystal AB 8mm Bicones Drops (1 total) – Add 1 – Crystal AB 8mm Crystal Bicone to a ball pin.  Make a 90° bend in ball pin above beads.  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.  


Step B. Assemble Pendant

1. Open one 5mm jump ring, add one Crystal AB 6mm Bicone Drop.  Close the 5mm jump ring.  

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2. Open one 5mm jump ring, add one White 6mm Pearl Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in step one.  Close the 5mm jump ring.  

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3. Open one 5mm jump ring, add one Silver-Plated 6mm Rhinestone Round Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 2.  Close the 5mm jump ring.  

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4. Open one 5mm jump ring, add one Crystal AB 6mm Bicone Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 3.    Close the 5mm jump ring.   

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5. Open one 5mm jump ring, add one White 6mm Pearl Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 4.  Close the 5mm jump ring.  

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6. Open one 5mm jump ring, add one Silver-Plated 6mm Rhinestone Round Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 5. Close the 5mm jump ring.  

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7. Open one 5mm jump ring, add one Crystal AB 8mm Bicone and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step 6.  Close the 5mm jump ring.  

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Create Necklace

1. Start the necklace by taking a crimp tube and string it onto one end of the Buddy Braids about a ½” from the end.  

2. Take the clasp and string it onto the same end of the Buddy Braids the crimp tube is on.

3. Take your Buddy Braids and string it back through the crimp tube.  
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4. Take a pair of Crimping Pliers and squeeze the crimp tube until you cannot pull the Buddy Braids back through.  Do not trim the excess; simply string the beads on both ends of the Buddy Braids.

5. Add a Silver-Plated Crimp Cover by placing it over the crimp tube and squeezing it closed.  
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6. Thread the following:

a. 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – Crystal AB 6mm Bicone, 1 – Silver-Plated 6mm Rhinestone Rondelle, 1 – Crystal AB 6mm Bicone, and 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle.

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

c. 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – Crystal AB 6mm Bicone, and the Pendant you created earlier.  

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d. 1 – Crystal AB 6mm Bicone and 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle.

e. Repeat pattern in Step (a.) 4 times.

f. 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, 1 – White 6mm Pearl, 1 – Silver-Plated 3x2mm Rondelle, and 1 – White 6mm Pearl.

7. Add a crimp tube and a split ring.

8. Take your Buddy Braids and string back through the crimp tube.  String the Buddy Braids through the last two beads you added.  Pull the Buddy Braids tight making the jump ring close to the crimp tube.  See below.  While holding the Buddy Braids use your pliers and squeeze the crimp tube so the Buddy Braids will not pull out.  Trim the extra Buddy Braids.

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9. 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 22 ½ 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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