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Bohemian Blues DIY Necklace

DIY JEWELRY making 


Designed by Denise Yezbak Moore
featuring Bead Gallery® beads
available exclusively at www.Halcraftcollection.com

Materials:   
12    Bead Gallery® African sodalite faceted round 4mm
2       Bead Gallery® antique silver-plated rectangle 4 hole connector
2       Bead Gallery® antique silver-plated large loop
4       Bead Gallery® silver-plated swirl metal bead
51    Bead Gallery® silver-plated 3mm metal spacers
6       Bead Gallery® silver-plated large round bead
7       Bead Gallery® African sodalite nuggets 10x7mm
21    Bead Gallery® sodalite 6mm rounds
63    Bead Gallery® sodalite chips
16    Bead Gallery® sodalite tear drop nuggets
5      Bead Gallery® silver-plated long skinny tube
9      Bead Gallery® African sodalite round 12mm
7      Bead Gallery® antique silver-plated round 7mm
8      Bead Gallery® antique silver-plated loop bead 6x2mm
44   Bead Gallery® sodalite large spikes (teeth)
39   Bead Gallery® African sodalite round 4mm
7      Bead Gallery® African sodalite tube 8x8mm
12   Bead Gallery® silver-plated small dot rondelle
3      Bead Gallery® silver-plated pipe with flowers 7x10mm
5      Bead Gallery® sodalite 10mm rounds
5      Bead Gallery® antique silver-plated rondelle
4      Bead Gallery® death’s head 9mm silver-plated
5      Bead Gallery® lapis round 10mm
8      Bead Gallery® silver-plated rondelle 3x8mm
3      Bead Gallery® antique silver-plated fluted pipe 5x14mm
1      Bead Gallery® silver-plated large lentil
1      Bead Gallery® silver-plated 16mm flower
1      silver tone 2” head pins
12   silver tone 4mm jump rings
88" Beadalon® 49 strand 0.46mm beading wire
8      Beadalon® silver-plated size 2 crimp bead

Tools:
Chain-nose pliers (2)
Wire nippers
Round-nose pliers
Crimping pliers

Level of difficulty (Intermediate to Advanced)

Time – 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on skill level
                               
Instructions:
1.    Clasp Connector – Using 2” head pin, string 1st hole of 4 hole connector, sodalite 4mm and form a simple loop.
2.    Using 2” eye pin, string sodalite 4mm, 2nd hole of 4 hole connector, sodalite 4mm and form a simple loop.
3.    Using 2” eye pin, string sodalite 4mm, 3nd hole of 4 hole connector, sodalite 4mm and form a simple loop.
4.    Using 2” head pin, string 1st hole of 4 hole connector, sodalite 4mm and form a simple loop.
5.    Repeat steps 1-4 for 2nd clasp connector.
6.    Left Side Clasp Connector - Using 4mm jump rings, connect large loop to top 2 loops of connector.
7.    Right Side Clasp Connector – Attach 4mm jump rings to top 2 loops of connector.
8.    Using 6mm jump rings, attach lobster clasp to 4mm jump rings from step 7.
9.    Necklace – Strand 1 – Cut 19” of beading wire,
10.    String crimp bead, form loop, pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
11.    String 9 sodalite 6mm rounds, 5 silver-plated twists, (3mm, sodalite nugget) repeat 15 times, 3mm, large round, 3mm, large round, 3mm, 7 nuggets, 5 sodalite chips and crimp bead.
12.    Form a loop; pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
13.    Using 4mm jump rings, attach necklace to 4th loop on the connector clasp.
14.    Strand 2 – Cut 21” of beading wire.
15.     String crimp bead, form loop, pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
16.    String 3mm spacer, 2 tubes, chip, tube, chip, tube, chip, 3 antique metal 7mm rounds, 12 chips, 4 sodalite 12mm, (loop bead, sodalite tube) repeat 6 times, loop bead, 5 sodalite spikes, 5 silver-plated twists, 4 sodalite 6mm, 12 sodalite 4mm round, 7 silver-plated spacers 3mm and crimp bead.
17.    Form a loop; pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
18.    Using 4mm jump rings, attach necklace to 3th loop on the connector clasp.
19.    Strand 3 – Cut 23” of beading wire.
20.    String crimp bead, form loop, pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
21.    String 12 small dot rondelles, 3mm spacer, flower tube, 3mm spacer, flower tube, 3mm spacer, flower tube, 3mm spacer, (10mm sodalite, small rondelle) repeat 4 times, (4mm sodalite round, death bead) repeat 3 times, 4mm sodalite, (large round, 3mm spacer) repeat 2 times, large round, (lapis 10mm, rondelle) repeat 3 times, lapis 10mm, 3mm spacer, skinny tube, 3mm spacer, (3x8mm rondelle, sodalite 12mm) repeat 4 times, fluted pipe, 2 chips, fluted pipe, 2 chips, fluted pipe, 7 spacer 3mm and crimp bead.
22.    Form a loop; pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
23.    Using 4mm jump rings, attach necklace to 2nd loop on the connector clasp.
24.    Strand 4 – Cut 25” of beading wire.
25.    String crimp bead, form loop, pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
26.    String 3 sodalite 6mm, 7 sodalite 4mm, 14 chips, 7 sodalite 4mm, 3 rondelles, 37 sodalite spikes, 3mm spacer, large lentil, 3mm spacer, 16 chips, (3mm spacer, round 7mm) repeat 3 times, 3mm spacer, 6 sodalite 6mm, 7 sodalite 4mm and crimp bead.
27.    Form a loop; pass wire back through crimp bead and crimp.
28.    Using 4mm jump rings, attach necklace to 1st loop on the connector clasp.
29.    Using 2” head pin, string chip, 16mm flower, 4mm sodalite round and form a simple loop.
30.    Attach loop from step 29 to round link on the clasp.







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