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Tahitian Flower Necklace

About this design:

I used Czech glass hibiscus flowers to create a colorful graduated bead link chain for this design. The colors exude tropical island vibes.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need Czech glass hibiscus flowers of many sizes, 22-24 gauge wire, 2 jump rings, and one clasp. I recommend using round nose pliers.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut a 2.5" piece of wire. Put it in between your round nose pliers. Make sure there is enough wire sticking out the top to wrap three times (approx. 1"). Fold the end back over the pliers as shown.
Step 2:
Now fold the end forward over the pliers. This creates a nice smooth loop.
Step 3:
Wrap the wire around the other wire piece tightly three times. Trim the excess wire off.
Step 4:
Slide the bead on and to the same technique Steps 2-3 on the other side of the bead.
Step 5:
Cut another piece of wire and do steps 2-4 on one side the other side, take your wire and create your loop part of the way. Feed the wire through the first bead link you created.
Step 6:
Take your round nose pliers and hold the loop so you can neatly wrap the wire around three times. Trim the excess. Keep doing this process until you have reached your desired length. Add jump rings onto the ends and a clasp to finish.

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Wow Andrea, I love all the different colors of flowers mixed together in one piece. It looks like a beaded lei! Super idea–and I have lots of flower beads! :)

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    Melody F says:

    Very pretty! I have lots of flower beads too.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Luscious necklace for summer! Of course, living in tropical Texas, I can wear it year round. Our hibiscus bloom year round.

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    B Griffin says:

    Beautiful! I have not been making jewelry because of various reasons, but this piece is calling my name!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful necklace. Love the way the flowers graduate from small to large. I agree with Crystal – looks like a lei.

  6. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    Thank you!

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