Illusion Float Necklace & Earrings
Project Sheet: cd1129
• “Cousin: Jewelry Basics” 101 piece crystal and pearl set in Purple (7 pearls and 8 crystals are used in this exact piece)
• (14) crimp beads
• (2) crimp tubes
• Silver clasp of choice and split ring
• Illusion cord (monofilament)
• Crimper tool
• Two earring forms
• Two headpins
• Two matching pearls and crystals
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutter
1. Measure 20 inches of illusion cord and cut.
2. Fold in half and string on a clasp and crimp tube. Secure them in place with a crimper tool.
3. String a crystal onto ONE of the cords, then a crimp bead through BOTH cords. Measure one inch and flatten the crimp with the end of your crimper, or with a flat nose pliers.
4.String a pearl onto one cord, and a crimp through both. Measure another inch and flatten the crimp bead.
5. Continue alternating crystals and pearls to desired length. The beads will always go through one cord, and the crimps always through both. This allows the beads to float around in their designated inch of space.
6. Attach a split ring to the end of the necklace with a crimp tube, using a crimper. Put both cords through the same crimp tube. Illusion cord is more slippery and a little more difficult to work with than beading wire. Carefully hold the crimp tube in place with the crimper, measure an inch, and secure.
1. Put a pearl and a crystal onto the headpin.
2. Make a loop on the top of the headpin using the needle nose pliers, close enough so that the beads don’t move around too much. Trim the excess wire.
3. Attach the head pin to the earring form.