Square Frame Necklace & Earrings
Project Sheet: cd1137
• (3) “Cousin: Jewelry Basics” Bronze Metal Open Squares (comes in a 6.75’’ strand)
• (11) “Cousin: Jewelry Basics” round, glass beads in Matte Blue (80 piece pack)
• (28) “Beader’s Paradise” beadlettes in Brown Iris
• One pack of “Nicole: Bead It” seed beads in Carnival Mix
• 7-strand beading wire (any brand)
• (2) Bronze crimp tubes
• (1) Bronze clasp of choice with split ring
• (2) Bronze earring forms
• (2) Bronze headpins
• Crimper tool
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutter
1. Secure a clasp onto one end of the beading wire using a crimp tube and crimper tool. Leave about an extra inch of wire to put a few of the first beads over.
2. String onto the wire: (3) seed beads, (1) beadlette, (3) seed beads, (1) beadlette, (1) seed bead, (1) round blue bead, (1) seed bead, (1) beadlette. Repeat three more times (or more for a longer necklace).
End with (3) seed beads, (1) beadlette, (3) seed beads.
3. String the wire through one edge of the square frame, then pull it outside the frame. String on (2) seed beads, (1) round blue bead, and (2) more seed beads. String the wire through the other side of the square frame. The beads should fit just about perfectly from one side of the frame to the other.
4. String on (3) seed bead, (1) beadlette, (3) seed beads.
5. Add another square frame with the beads inside. String on (3) seed beads (1) beadlettes, (3) seed beads. Add a third square frame.
6. For the remainder of the necklace, string on the same pattern of seed beads, beadlettes, and blue beads as in the beginning, so that both sides are symmetrical.
7. Finish the other end by securing a split ring with a crimp tube and crimper. String the excess wire back through a few of the beads, and trim the rest.
1. String a (1) seed bead, (1) beadlette, (1) seed bead, (1) blue bead, (1) seed bead, (1) beadlette, and (1) seed bead onto a headpin.
2. Bend the headpin at a 90 degree angle with a round-nose pliers, then the opposite direction so it starts forming a loop. When it’s just about closed, trim the excess with a wire cutter. Complete the loop on the headpin. Open the loop on the earring form, attach the beaded headpin, and close the loop.