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Cactus Flower Necklace

Cactus Flower Necklace
Cactus Flower Necklace

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Cactus Flower Necklace
Cactus Flower Necklace

Project details:

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I love these super large rondelles- they have a lovely smooth texture- but It was challenging for me to figure out what to design with them. I decided on pairing them with some recycled glass & this aquamarine nugget to create a focal piece. I really love the way it turned out, and I think the colors go great together.

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Recycled Glass Apricot Tumbled Rondelle
  • Pink Seed Beads
  • Tumbled Nugget (light green)
  • Beading Wire
  • 20 or 22 gauge gold wire
  • 24 gauge gold wire
  • Gold Seed Beads
  • Czech Glass trica or firepolished beads (dark green)
  • Gold Chain
  • Gold Crimp Tubes
  • Gold Lobster Clasp

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step

Step 1

Slide a piece of wire through the pink rondelle. Twist together a few times and slide through the recycled glass piece, so that one piece of the wire is on the inside of the bead, and the other is on the outside. Twist together and bend so the ends of the wire go into the hole at the top of the recycled glass piece. Slide a new piece of wire through the other side of the recycled glass bead. Wrap the wire around twice and then slide on your gemstone nugget bead. Create a loop at the top with round nose pliers. I used 24 gauge wire for this last part, just to make sure it would fit through the hole in the gemstone. The picture is the view from the side.

Step

Step 2

Use the beading wire to create bead links with the pink, green, and gold beads. Attach to the chain by looping the end of the wire through a chain link & securing with a crimp tube. I made each side 11.5".

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15-16" strand
1$16.95
2-4$15.76
5+$14.24
½ strand (loose)
$8.98
2.5" tube
1$2.30
2-4$2.04
5+$1.89
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Package of 10
1-2$4.60
3-5$4.23
6+$3.77
2.5" Tube
1$1.45
2-4$1.29
5+$1.19
100 ft. spool
1$9.20
2-4$8.46
5+$7.82
2.5" Tube
1$1.45
2-4$1.29
5+$1.19