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Center Focus Necklace, Rosary Kit, Angel Charm Bracelet
Freshwater Pearl & Onyx Necklace
Designed by Kathy Hrycej
Staggering the spacing of accent bead leads to a timeless classic that stands out from the crowd. Kit price $15.00. Order by emailing email@example.com or calling 410-882-5973, toll free 866-248-3072
Round nose pliers
Strand 6mm freshwater white pearls
20 onyx rondelles
2 2x2 sterling crimps
20 inches beading wire
1sterling silver lobster claw clasp & 2 jump rings
|1) Slide the crimp bead onto one end of the wire||2 Place a 6 in. closed jump ring onto the wire in front of the bead||3) Turn the tip of the wire around and slide it through the crimp. Be careful not to cross your wires.||4) Pull the wire tightly through the crimp and place the crimp bead into the large side of the crimping tool. Press down firmly on the crimp bead.||5) Turn the crimp half way place in the smaller outside jaws of the crimper. Press down firmly on the crimp bead to round it.|
|6) Start stringing 5 pearls onto your wire|
|Now add 1 onyx rondelle, 1 pearl and 1 onyx rondelle|
|Follow with 4 more freshwater pearls|
|Finish your first beading sequence with a rondelle, pearl,
rondelle, pearl, rondelle.
Repeat whole sequence once and add 5 center piece freshwater pearls. You are now halfway through making your necklace.
Reverse the order of the spacers on the other half of the necklace.
1) Rondelle, pearl, rondelle, pearl, rondelle, 4 freshwater pearls, rondelle, pearl, rondelle, 5 pearls
2) Repeat one more and you are through stringing the necklae
Pull the wire tight, and crimp a jump ring onto the other end of the necklace. Be sure to pull your thread through the last few beads before trimming.
|Enlarge the jump ring that comes with the lobster claw and slip it onto the jump ring. Be sure to twist the jump ring open by pulling back on it. Do not open it in a sideways manner.|
|Close your jump ring. I usually use my round nose pliers to start closing the ring, then secure it with my crimp tool.|
|This is how your finished product will look.|
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