Blue Splatter Necklace and Earrings

Project Sheet:
UPC #: 420004024817

Blue Splatter Necklace and Earrings

Blue Splatter Necklace and Earrings

Project Sheet:
UPC #: 420004024817

Materials

  • (3) “Darice” 14mm ceramic spheres, in White/Blue (7’’ strand)
  • (6) “Sweet Beads: Tiny Spacers” 6mm Silver Lentils (50pc pack)
  • (Appx 1/10th Tube) “Dazzle-It!” 6/0 e-beads, in White (24g tube)
  • (Appx 1/10th Tube) “Dazzle-It!” 6/0 e-beads, in Opaque Turquoise (24g tube)
  • (Appz 2/5th Tube ) “Dazzle-It!” 6/0 e-beads, in Aqua Mix (24g tube)
  • (Appx 22’’) “Beadalon” .024’’ Bead Stringing Wire (30’ spool)
  • (1) Silver clasp and split ring
  • (2) #3 Silver crimp tubes
  • (2) Silver earwires
  • (2) Silver headpins
  • Crimper
  • Nipper
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutter

Directions

Necklace (approximately 18")

  1. Cut a 22’’ piece of stringing wire. Attach the clasp to the wire, using a crimp tube and the crimper tool. Leave about a 1/2 inch of wire for overlap, for the first couple beads to go over.
  2. Pour out the aqua mix e-beads, and add in some of the turquoise and white ones. Randomly string on about 6’’ worth of e-beads.
  3. Add a lentil bead, then string on five e-beads (in any color order), a large ceramic bead, and five more e-beads. Repeat two more times. End with about 6’’ of e-beads, until the necklace is symmetrical.
  4. Attach the split ring to the end with the second crimp tube. String the remaining wire through a few of the last beads before crimping. Trim the excess wire with the nipper.

Earrings

  1. Slide a lentil bead and four e-beads onto a headpin.
  2. Using a round-nose pliers, bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle as close to the top bead as possible. Then, move the pliers down the headpin a tiny bit and bend it the other direction so it forms a "stair step." Bending the headpin backwards first helps center the loop around the beads, versus it being off to one side.
  3. Continue moving down the headpin and bending until you have a circle formed. When it is just about closed, trim the excess headpin with a wire cutter. Then grab the very end of the headpin with the pliers and close the loop.
  4. Open the loop on the earring form (using a round nose or flat nose pliers), attach the beaded headpin, and close the loop.

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