Faceted crystals make this necklace really sparkle. And the “floating” effect is so easy to create! Follow the instructions below or watch us make it step-by-step on Curious.
9 faceted rondelles, blue AB and green AB, 5mm x 12mm
10 faceted rondelles, green AB, 4mm x 6mm
20 brushed silver ball beads, 3mm
1 lobster clasp, silver-plate or silver color
2 clamshell bead tips, silver-plate or silver color
2 crimp beads, 2mm, silver-plate or silver color
2 jump rings, silver-plate or silver color
Bead stringing wire, 19-strand, silver color
Bead stringing glue
1. Cut two 26″ lengths of bead stringing wire. Tape two of the ends together.
2. Feed both strands through a silver bead. Separate the strands and slide a small rondelle onto one strand, then put the strands back together.
3. Feed both strands through a silver bead. Separate the strands and slide a large rondelle onto one strand, then put the strands back together.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the beads have been placed on the wires.
5. Feed the two wires into a clamshell bead tip and slide on a crimp bead. Flatten the crimp bead about 2″ from the last bead using the chain-nose pliers. Trim the excess wire. Slide the clamshell bead tip over the crimped bead. Add a dab of bead stringing glue in the clamshell. Close the clamshell over the crimp using the chain-nose pliers. Close the loop on the clamshell bead tip.
6. Open a jump ring using both sets of pliers. Slide the lobster clasp into the jump ring and slide the jump ring onto the loop of the clamshell bead tip. Close the jump ring.
7. Repeat step 5 and 6 to attach the other jump ring to the other end of the necklace.
A Little Tip: “AB” is a shiny, iridescent finish on beads. It stands for Aurora Borealis.