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Sunkissed Wildflower Necklace

About this design:

For this design, I made bead links with some of my favorite Czech glass, gemstone, and crystal pieces to create a long-length necklace. I love this type of design because it allows you to mix & match any type of bead to create really unique combinations.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Czech Glass Spiral Coin
  • Czech Glass Fire Polished Rounds 4mm
  • Czech Glass Gold Bali Style Spacers
  • Czech Glass Purple Stone Spacer
  • Peach Moonstone Pebble
  • Rhinestone Rondelles
  • Sand Opal AB Crystal Nugget
  • Gold 20 Gauge Wire
  • Gold Chain

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Make bead links with the Czech Glass, Gemstones, and Crystals. Attach the links directly to each other until you have your desired length. I also added some chain to give it some additional length.

Buy Products from this Design

15-16" strand $6.95
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½ strand (loose) $3.85
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  1. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Your designs are always fabulous, Elaina, and this is no exception!

  2. BevB
    BevB says:

    I love it! Very nice.

  3. kye
    kye says:

    Beautiful design and I love all the Czech glass paired with the moonstone.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Hi Elaina. Love the glass spiral coins. Lovely design and colors as always.

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    doglover72 says:

    Elaina, I love your designs!!I love this one as well, but I need help. Whenever I try to make “links” with artistic wire, they seem to bend when I put them all together so they don’t hang correctly. Am I making them too long or do I need a different wire? 20 gauge is pretty stiff, but I have a lot of trouble doing links and keeping them straight and hanging correctly. Some advice please. I would love to make this necklace or one like it but I need my problem solved before I make anymore losers!

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    Anneepotter says:

    I always like your designs, but this one is really gorgeous! I can’t wait until my order gets here so I can make one for myself.

  7. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    doglover72- The links shouldn’t bend under normal wear so straightening after assembly should work. I would also limit the length of individual links to 1 inch or less. If this still doesn’t work for you maybe try something stiffer like stainless steel(22g for wrapped-loop or 20g for simple loop;hard but can also be sharp!)or premade eyepins.
    I often make necklaces with 20g and 22g Parawire wrapped-loop links. They bend making them but the final straightening takes care of it.

  8. Elaina at Lima
    Elaina at Lima says:

    doglover72- I added a link at the end of Step 1 on how to make a wire wrapped bead link- I hope that helps! let me know if it doesn’t & I can upload more pics of the step-by-step process.

  9. Elaina at Lima
    Elaina at Lima says:

    Thanks everyone for your feedback, I’m so glad you like it! : )

  10. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    I just LOVE this !!!

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    doglover72 says:

    Elaina at Lima The problem I have is when I am trying to make links with several beads, like the stack of beads and spacers. I don’t usually use 20g wire because it is hard on my hands. Maybe that is the problem. What is the lightest weight wire that I could use on these elements that wouldn’t bend? I need to protect my hands or they get so sore (arthritis) I have to put them in slings for a while to get them to quit hurting! I lose a lot of time that way. So can you suggest if I would be able to use a thinner wire? Thanks a lot for the video and help.

  12. Elaina at Lima
    Elaina at Lima says:

    doglover72- Yes you definitely can use a thinner wire- 22 or 24 gauge will work just fine.

  13. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    :) Love this!

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