Autumn Reverie Necklace

monthly Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

The Autumn Reverie Necklace is a part of Molly's monthly color palette challenge! Click here for more information about how you can play along with the October Pretty Palette created with Bead Gallery® beads from the Halcraft Collection

Materials:
1 patina coated zinc alloy leaf charm (12938)
2 40x30mm fire agate stone dyed amber ovals (12452)
2 2x4mm turquoise dyed reconstituted stone rondelles (12365)
19 7x8.5mm line carved bone rondelles (17192)
9 8x18mm green opaque Czech glass ovals (14458)
1 7x24mm multi carved bone tubes (17193)
39 3mm multi-plated brass rounds (12520)
1 15mm turquoise dyed reconstituted chip (12395)
2 9x11mm black with white glass ovals
7 12mm dyed red agate rounds (10723)
28 7mm red dyed bamboo coral rounds (10734)
20 8mm opaque amber Czech glass faceted rounds (13496)
20 turquoise dyed reconstituted marquis (13113)
5 18mm enameled brass flower lentils (12952)
10 crimp beads (305X-129)
54" 7-strand stainless steel bead stringing wire, .018 in bronze (JW03Z-0)
1 bronze lobster clasp
6 6mm bronze jump rings
12" 22-gauge antique brass German style wire (180R-022)

Tools:
Wire nippers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Hammer 
Anvil

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Time: 1-2 hours 

Instructions:

1. Cut a 6-inch piece of German wire. Make a large wrapped loop, and hammer the loop so that it is flat.

2. String 1 lined large fire agate oval onto the wire and make a wrapped loop. 

3. Repeat steps one and two to create two fire agate links.

4. Cut a 12" piece of beading wire. Onto it string a crimp tube. Pass it through the loop of one link and back through the crimp. Flatten the crimp.

5. String 1 brass 3mm round and 1 opaque green Czech glass oval. Repeat 6 more times. String a 3mm brass round, 1 turquoise rondelle, 1 bone tube, 1 turquoise rondelle, 1 3mm brass rondelle, 1 opaque green Czech glass oval, 1 3mm brass round, 1 opaque green Czech glass oval, 1 3mm brass round, and one crimp bead. Pass the wire through the large loop of the other fire agate link. Flatten the crimp and trim excess wire. 

6. Cut a 14" piece of beading wire. String 1 crimp. Pass the beading wire through the loop of one link and back through the crimp. Flatten the crimp. String 1 3mm brass round. String 1 8mm opaque amber Czech glass faceted round and 1 line carved bone rondelle. Repeat 18 more times. String 1 8mm opaque amber Czech glass faceted round, 1 3mm brass round, and 1 crimp tube. Pass the beading wire through the larger loop of the second fire agate link and back through the crimp tube. Flatten the tube and trim excess wire. 

7. Cut a 16" piece of beading wire. String 1 crimp. Pass the beading wire through the large loop of one fire agate link and back through the crimp. Flatten the crimp and string 1 3mm brass round.

8. Attach a jump ring to each of the 5 enameled brass flower lentils.

9. String 1 7mm dyed bamboo coral round, and 1 turquoise dyed reconstituted marquis. Repeat 7 times.

10. String 1 7mm dyed bamboo coral round, 2 3mm brass rounds, the jump ring of a flower lentil, 2 3mm brass rounds, 1 7mm coral round, and 1 marquis bead. Repeat four more times.

11. String 1 7mm dyed bamboo coral round, and 1 turquoise dyed reconstituted marquis. Repeat 6 more times. String 1 7mm coral round, 1 3mm brass round, and 1 crimp tube. Pass the beading wire through the larger loop of the second fire agate link and back through the crimp tube. Flatten the tube and trim excess wire.

12. Cut a 6" piece of beading wire. String 1 crimp. Pass the beading wire through the small loop of one fire agate link and back through the crimp. Flatten the crimp and string 1 3mm brass round, 4 12mm dyed red agate rounds, 1 black and white glass oval, 1 coral round, 1 3mm brass round, and a crimp tube. Pass the beading wire through the lobster clasp loop and back through the crimp. Flatten the crimp and trim excess wire.

13. Cut a 6" piece of beading wire. String 1 crimp. Pass the beading wire through the small loop of the other fire agate link and back through the crimp. Flatten the crimp and string 1 3mm brass round, 1 12mm dyed red agate round, 1 turquoise chip, 2 12mm dyed red agate rounds, 1 black and white glass oval, 1 coral round, 1 3mm brass round, and a crimp tube. Pass the beading wire through the jump ring and back through the crimp. Flatten the crimp and trim excess wire.

14. Open the jump ring of a leaf charm and add it to the jump ring in step 13. Enjoy!

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Molly Schaller is a beaded jewelry designer and craft industry consultant who loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!

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