Teal Crackle Necklace & Earrings
• (7 of each bead) from the “Darice” Green Crackle Round Stone mix (7’’ strand)
• (Appx 1/3 tube) “Dazzle-It!” 3.4x3.4mm Silver Geometric Metallic Czech beads (24 gram tube)
• (Appx 22’’) “Beadalon” .024’’ bead stringing wire (30 foot spool)
• (2) Silver #3 crimp tubes
• (1) Silver clasp and split ring
• (2) Silver earwires
• (2) Silver headpins
• Round nose pliers
• Wire cutter
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 about 6.5’’ worth of silver geometric beads. Then, string on a small teal bead, a large crackle bead, a green faceted bead, and a silver geometric bead. Repeat four times. String on another 6.5’’ of silver geometric beads.
3. 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.
1. Slide a small turquoise bead, a large crackle bead, and a green faceted bead 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.