Have fun creating budding branches & layering bead caps in this Asian inspired piece. Use fresh water pearls and pink dyed quartz for a pop of color.
Natural brass beads & findings:
BC160- 8mm Foliage Bead Cap
CH10- 2x3.5mm Fine Ornate Chain
CH50- 10mm Round Link Chain
CL20- 11x5mm Filigree Clasp
DP185- 6x13mm Tiny Man in the Moon Charm
HP1- 1" Head Pin
HPF15- 1.5" Pearl Head Pin
JR20- 4.75mm Jump Ring
JR40- 7.25mm Jump Ring
P270-26x25mm Asian Window Pendant
Tools & Supplies:
Ergonomic Rosary Plier, Round with Cutter
Ergonomic Chain Nose Plier with Cutter
8mm Dyed Quartz Round
4mm Freshwater Pearls
STEP by STEPS
Step 1: Create your beaded drop.
A:Use your chain nose pliers to slightly bend the petals of one of the foliage bead caps upward.
B: String one 8mm dyed quartz bead, the modified foliage bead cap, and the remaining foliage bead cap onto a 1" head pin.
C: Form a simple loop. (see “Basic Linking on the tips and techniques page)
Step 2: Create your pearl branches.
A: String three 4mm pearl onto three 1.5” pearl head pins
B: Twist the three head pins tightly together.
C: Use your rosary pliers to create a loop from the twisted head pins. Wrap the ends tightly down the neck of the wire making sure to tuck each of the ends into the coil.
D: Repeat steps A through C to create another pearl branch.
Step 3: Embellish your Pendant.
A: String one pearl branch onto the bottom link of the round link chain by opening and closing the link as a jump ring.
B: String one beaded drop onto the second from the bottom link of the round link chain by opening and closing the link as a jump ring.
C: String one pearl branch onto the third from the bottom link of the round link chain by opening and closing the link as a jump ring.
D: Attach the top link of the round link chain to the asian window pendant by opening and closing the link as a jump ring.
E: Attach the tiny man in the moon charm to the asian window pendant using 4.75 and 7.25mm jump rings
Step 4: Attach your chain
A: Attach one filigree clasp to one end of the fine ornate chain using a 4.75mm jump ring; attach a 4.75mm jump ring to the opposite end.
C: Attach your pendant to the chain using one 4.75mm jump ring.
Your necklace is complete, Enjoy!
Techniques: Linking, Clustering,
Materials: Pearls/Crystals, Gemstones,