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Apantesis diy Necklace

DESIGNED BY Molly Schaller
FEATURING BEAD GALLERY® BEADS BY HALCRAFT COLLECTION 

The Apantesis Necklace is part of our monthly Pretty Palettes design challenge. Click to learn how you can play along!

Materials:
21 8-9mm Philippine Multi-wood rounds (17124)
7 8mm Costa Rican rosewood rounds (13374)
50 4mm black dyed dolomite rounds (10097)
18 6mm black dyed dolomite rounds (10097)
6 8mm carved black dyed dolomite rounds (13279)
98 8-12mm natural bone rondelles (+/- because of sizes) (16723)
2 8x9mm antique silver-plated Bali-style bead caps (12631)
4 gold coated 6/0 E beads (16666)
4 6x8mm antique silver-plated Bali-style pyramids (12164)
2 25x32mm Costa Rican rosewood 3-hole tapered beads (13397)
9 6mm light brown sandalwood rounds (13272)
8 6mm red sandalwood rounds (13267)
16 6mm wood rounds (13281)
1 4x14mm silver-plated small wings (12559)
2 6mm silver jump rings
1 silver ball pin
1 silver lobster clasp
72” Beadalon 49-strand beading wire
2 #3 crimp tubes

Tools:
Wire nippers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Bead Bug

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Time: 2 hours

Instructions:

1. Place all the wood rounds, bone rondelles, and carved dyed dolomite beads into a bowl to make a bead mix.

2. Cut the wire into three pieces: 22”, 24”, 26”.

3. Holding all three wires as one, string 1 crimp tube and a jump ring. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube and flatten the tube.

4. Still holding all three wires as one, string 1 pyramid, 1 gold E bead, 1 pyramid, 1 gold E bead, and the bead cap.

5. Holding only the shortest wire (22”), string 12 4mm black dyed dolomite rounds, the first hole of the 3-hole rosewood bead, 10.25” of the bead mix, the first hole of the other 3-hole rosewood bead, and 12 4mm black dyed dolomite rounds. Place a bead bug on the strand to hold beads in place.

6. Holding the 24” wire, string 9 6mm black dyed dolomite rounds, the middle hole of the 3-hole rosewood bead, 11” of the bead mix, the middle hole of the other 3-hole rosewood bead, and 9 6mm black dyed dolomite rounds. Place in the bead bug to hold beads in place.

7. Holding the 26” wire, string 13 4mm black dyed dolomite rounds, the outside hole of the 3-hole rosewood bead, 12.5” of the bead mix, the outside hole of the other 3-hole rosewood bead, and 13 4mm black dyed dolomite rounds. Place in the bead bug to hold beads in place.

8. Remove the bead bug and hold all three strands of wire together. String 1 bead cap, 1 gold E bead, 1 pyramid, 1 gold E bead, 1 pyramid, and a crimp tube.

9. Pass all three wires through a jump ring and back through the crimp tube. Flatten crimp tube and trim any excess wire.

10. Onto the ball pin, slide a wings bead. Make a wrapped loop and trim excess wire.

11. Open one jump ring and attach a lobster clasp. Open the other jump ring and attach the wings drop. 

Molly Schaller is a crafts industry consultant, jewelry designer, and communications specialist. She loves how crafts weave one's heart, hands, and mind into one beautiful experience and is always on the lookout for a new crafting hobby.