Galaxy Necklace and Earrings

Project Sheet:
UPC #: 420004024626

Galaxy Necklace and Earrings

Galaxy Necklace and Earrings

Project Sheet:
UPC #: 420004024626

Materials

  • (1) “Darice” Ceramic rectangle in Black/Pink (7’’ strand)
  • (2) Pink crystal rondelles from the previous strand
  • (8) “Venezia” 4x6 rondelle crystals, in Black (7’’ strand)
  • (4) “Darice” Hematite stars (22pc pack)
  • (26)  “Darice” 4mm glass pearls, in Purple (12’’ strand)
  • (Appx ¼ tube) “Dazzle-Its!” beadlettes, in Blue Iris (24 gram tube)
  • (Appx 22’’) “Beadalon” .024’’ Bead Stringing Wire (30’ spool)
  • (1) Gunmetal clasp and split ring
  • (2) Gunmetal crimp tubes
  • (2) Gunmetal earwires
  • (2) Gunmetal headpins
  • Crimper
  • Nipper
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutter

Directions

Necklace (Approx. 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. String on five beadlettes, a purple pearl, a black rondelle, a pearl, five beadlettes, a pearl, a hematite star, and a pearl. Repeat. String on five more beadlettes, a pearl, a rondelle, a pearl, five beadlettes, a pearl, and the pink rondelle.
  3. String on the large ceramic rectangle bead. Mirror the necklace so that it 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 pearl, a black rondelle, and a pearl 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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