This stunning Colorful Crystal Necklace is actually a simple bead stringing project! The amazing color and shine comes from the materials themselves. Here’s how to make your own. Perfect for a holiday party or special occasion.
How To Make A Colorful Crystal Necklace
24 Faceted crystal rondelles, 5mmx7mm, various colors
25 Crystal bicones, 4mm
26 Copper bead caps, 5mmx8mm
24 Copper spaces, daisy, 4mm
50 Faceted rondelles, clear crystal,
2 Clamshell bead tips, copper
Copper toggle clasp
19-strand Bead stringing wire
Bead Bug or Masking Tape (A bead bug is a small spring clamp meant that keeps the beads from sliding off the wire while you are making the necklace.)
1. Measure a 20” length of bead stringing wire. Cut it with the wire cutters. This length will give you a Princess length or 16.5 inch long necklace.
2. Put a small piece of masking tape or a bead bug on one end of the wire.
3. Feed a small crystal rondelle, a bicone, and another small crystal rondelle onto the wire.
4. Next, feed a copper bead cap, a large rondelle, and another copper bead cap onto the wire.
5. Follow the bead capped rondelle with a small crystal rondelle, a bicone, and another small crystal rondelle.
6. Add a copper spacer, a large rondelle, and anothr copper spacer.
7. Then add a small crystal rondelle, a bicone, and another small crystal rondelle.
8. From here the pattern repeats step 4, then step 5, step 6, and then step 7. Alternate the colors as you go.
9. When all the beads are on the wire, you are ready to finish the ends. Slide the end of the wire through the copper clamshell bead tip.
10. Add a crimp bead. Press the crimp bead closed with the chain-nose pliers. Close the clamshell bead tip over the crimp bead. Trim the wire using the wire cutters.
11. Close the open loop of the clamshell bead tip around one side of the toggle clasp.
12. Remove the masking tape or bead bug from the other end of the necklace. Slide on a clamshell bead tip and a crimp bead. Press these tight against the beads so there is no room for the beads to move around. Press the crimp bead closed. Close the clamshell bead tip over the crimp bead. Trim the wire.
13. Close the loop of the copper clamshell bead tip around the other side of the toggle clasp.
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Jennifer & Kitty
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