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Sunny Rays Necklace

Posted by on 4/2/2019 to Free Jewelry Patterns

Sunny Rays Necklace
Free Jewelry Making Pattern

By Kim Connors - www.Bead3.com

Sunny Rays Necklace Free Beaded Jewelry Making Pattern

Materials
22 inches of Silver-Plated 5x3.5mm Cable Chain
1 - Silver-Plated 12x6mm Lobster Clasp 
2 – Silver-Plated 6mm 20 Gauge Jump Rings
31 - Silver-Plated Ball Pins
22 - Silver-Plated 5mm 23 Gauge Jump Rings
6 – Crystal AB 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
6 – Sunburst 4x3mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
6 – Red Topaz AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
6 – Fire Topaz AB 6x4mm Glass Crystal Rondelles
3 - Ruby Red 11x7mm Glass Crystal Teardrops
4 – Sunburst 6mm Glass Crystal Bicones

Create the Drops

surn1Crystal AB 4x3mm Rondelle Drop (6) – Add 1 – Crystal AB 4x3mm 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 5 times.

surn2Sunburst 4x3mm Rondelle Drop (6) – Add 1 – Sunburst 4x3mm 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 5 times.

surn3Red Topaz AB 6x4mm Rondelle Drop (6) – Add 1 – Red Topaz AB 6x4mm 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 5 times.

surn4Fire Topaz AB 6x4mm Rondelle Drop (6) – Add 1 – Fire Topaz AB 6x4mm 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 5 times.

surn5Ruby Red 11x7mm Teardrop Drop (3) – Add 1 – Ruby Red 11x7mm 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.  Repeat 2 times.

surn6Sunburst 6mm Bicone Drop (4) – Add 1 – Sunburst 6mm 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 3 times.


Assemble Necklace

1. Fold the chain in half to find the center link.  Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Crystal AB 4x3mm Rondelle Drops and center link of your chain.  Close the Jump Ring.  

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2. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Sunburst 4x3mm Rondelle Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step One.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Crystal AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

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3. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Red Topaz AB 6x4mm Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Two.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Sunburst AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

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4. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Fire Topaz AB 6x4mm Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Three.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Red Topaz AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

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5. Open one 5mm jump ring; add ONE Ruby Red Teardrop Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Four.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Fire Topaz AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

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6. Skip three chain links to the left; open one 5mm jump ring and add the chain link and ONE Sunburst 6mm Bicone Drop.  Close the jump ring.

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7. Skip three chain links to the left; open one 5mm jump ring and add the chain link and ONE Sunburst 6mm Bicone Drop.  Close the jump ring. 

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8. Skip three chain links to the left;  open one 5mm jump ring and add the chain link and TWO Clear AB 3x2mm Rondelle Drops.  Close the jump ring.

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9. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Sunburst 4x3mm Rondelle Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Eight.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Crystal AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.   See the pictures above for long dangle.

10. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Red Topaz AB 6x4mm Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Nine.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Sunburst AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

11. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Fire Topaz AB 6x4mm Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Ten.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Red Topaz AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

12. Open one 5mm jump ring; add ONE Ruby Red Teardrop Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Eleven.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Fire Topaz AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

13.  Skip three chain links to the right of the center dangle (the first one you completed in the center of the chain); open one 5mm jump ring and add the chain link and ONE Sunburst 6mm Bicone Drop.  Close the jump ring.

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14. Skip three chain links to the right; open one 5mm jump ring and add the chain link and ONE Sunburst 6mm Bicone Drop.  Close the jump ring.

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15. Skip three chain links to the right;  open one 5mm jump ring and add the chain link and TWO Clear AB 3x2mm Rondelle Drops.  Close the jump ring.

16. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Sunburst 4x3mm Rondelle Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Fifteen.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Crystal AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.   See the pictures above for long dangle.

17. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Red Topaz AB 6x4mm Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Sixteen.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Sunburst AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

18. Open one 5mm jump ring; add TWO Fire Topaz AB 6x4mm Drops and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Seventeen.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Red Topaz AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

19. Open one 5mm jump ring; add ONE Ruby Red Teardrop Drop and the 5mm jump ring you added in Step Eighteen.  Make sure this new jump ring is between the two Fire Topaz AB Drops.  Close the jump ring.  

The center of your necklace will look like this:

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20. Open one 6mm jump ring add the loop of the lobster clasp and the end chain link of one side of the chain.  Close the jump ring.

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21. Open one 6mm jump ring the end link on the opposite end of the chain.  Close the jump ring.

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You are done!!  This pattern makes a necklace that is 22 inches long.  To make it longer add several 6mm jump rings to Step 21.

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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