It's very lightweight too! Lynne used acrylic beads from Cousin's Jewelry Basics line in a pretty champagne color.
- 17 - 21 mm Teardrop Beads, we used Cousins Jewelry Basics acrylic beads in champagne
- 44 - 11/0 Seed Beads
- 21 - 4mm Firepolish Crystal Beads
- 1 yard Rattail Cord in complimentary color
- 2 - Wire Guardians
- 2 - Crimp Tubes
- 2 - End Crimps
- 18 inches Beading Wire
- 2 - 4mm Jump Rings
- 1 - 8mm Jump Ring
- 1 - Lobster Claw Clasp
- GS Hypo Cement
- Wire Cutters
- Chain Nose Pliers
- Flat Nose Pliers
- Place a small piece of tape on one end of your wire to keep beads from falling off the end. Then string: seed bead, Firepolish, seed bead, teardrop - repeat until there are eight teardrops ending with: seed bead, Firepolish, seed bead.
- At the end of the row, add a crimp tube and feed wire through wire guardian and back down through the crimp tube. Using crimpers, crimp the tube closed.
|Bottom row detail|
Finishing the necklace
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- On the same length of wire, string: 3 seed beads, 1 Firepolish, 1 seed bead and 1 Teardrop. Follow with: seed bead, Firepolish, seed bead, Teardrop - repeat this sequence until there are nine teardrops ending with: 1 seed bead, 1 Firepolish, 3 seed beads.
- Add a crimp tube to the working wire end and feed wire through a wire guardian and back down the crimp tube. Take the beginning end of the wire and feed that through the crimp tube, around the wire guardian and back down the crimp tube. Using your crimpers, crimp closed the tube. Trim wire ends with wire cutters.
|Both rows and how they connect|
- Cut one yard of Rattail cord into two equal lengths. Fold one length in half and thread the loop end through one of the wire guardians. Pull the ends through the loop end creating a lark’s head knot. Repeat for remaining wire guardian.
- Use crimp ends and beading glue to secure the loose ends of the rattail. Attach a 4mm jump ring to each crimp end. Add the 8mm jump ring to one end and the clasp to the other.
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