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Frosted Birch Necklace

About this design:

I love using seed beads to make bead chain, so I was super excited when we got in this new shipment of seed beads! One of my favorite parts of the design process is choosing a color palette, and I love the earth tones in this mix. For this necklace, I used wire to make a focal, and added a rock crystal point to add some more interest.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

Seed beads (8/0), gold chain, gold wire (22 & 24 gauge), rock crystal point, leather cord, cord ends, jump rings, lobster clasp, super glue, gold headpins

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a piece of wire. Slide on 6 blue 8/0 seed beads, the rock crystal charm, and 6 more seed beads (to make the rock crystal charm, follow the attached tip for wire wrapping a bail onto a teardrop). Bend the wire to form a teardrop shape and make a loop at the top using round-nose pliers.
Step 2:
Use the seed beads & wire to make the bead links. I made two 6 inch sections of bead chain. Attach each end of the bead chain to the top of the wire teardrop. Use the 3mm jump rings to attach a small piece of chain about 1.5-2" up the necklace. Make 6 bead charms with the seed beads & headpins. Attach to the chain with 3mm jump rings.
Step 3:
Slide the end of a piece of leather cord (your desired length) through the loop of the top bead link about 1/4". Wrap wire around the two pieces of cord to secure. Repeat on the other side of the necklace.
Step 4:
Attach the cord ends to the ends of the leather cord. Attach a jump ring & lobster clasp to the ends.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Very pretty! This looks fun to make as wear

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I like the hanging rock crystal point as a focal :)

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Elaina….I always love to see your designs! You’ve given me a great idea of what to do with a bunch of crystal shards I just got.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    The earth tones are beautiful as well as your design. I need to check out the new seed Beads.

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