MIdnight Wind Necklace

DESIGNED BY Denise Yezbak Moore
FEATURING BEAD GALLERY® BEADS BY HALCRAFT COLLECTION 

Learn how to make this Midnight Wind Necklace by designer Denise Yezbak Moore featuring Bead Gallery beads by Halcraft Collection. The instructions for this beautiful Bead Gallery creation include a comprehensive list of DIY jewelry making materials and supplies from our huge inventory of beads, charms, connectors, pendants, findings, stringing materials and tools. As well as a step by step DIY jewelry making a how-to guide for creating this one of a kind statement piece. Creating beautiful jewelry is easy with Halcraft Collection.

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BEADS & JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES REQUIRED

53          Bead Gallery® blue iris matte plated hematine 4mm pentagon
                faceted round (19989)
58          Bead Gallery® purple iris matte plated hematine 4mm pentagon
                faceted round (19993)
22          Bead Gallery® rainbow matte plated hematine 4mm pentagon
                faceted round (19964)
11          Bead Gallery® black glass Czech dagger top hole with aqua iris half
                coat (16378)
77          Bead Gallery® Czech blue iris rainbow luster 11/0 seed beads (16435)
114”    Wildfire, .008 in (.20 mm), black, 50yd (45 M) (162T-008)
01         Beadalon® jewel loom by Julianna C. Avelar Needles, 3.125 in
               (8 Cm), 6 Pc (701S-500)
20”       silver tone 18g wire
31”       Beadalon® chain, 2.3mm (.091 in) small cable, silver plated, 2M
               (6.56 ft) (340B-001)
01         silver tone eye pin
01         silver tone 4mm jump ring

Tools:
Wire nippers
Round nose pliers
2 – Chain nose pliers
1 ¼” diameter round object to be used to shape wire (example ring mandrel)

Level of difficulty (Advanced) You need knowledge of the Brick Stitch.

Time – 1 to 2 hours depending on skill level

Easy To Follow DIY Instructions

Earring Base
1) Cut 10” of 18g wire.
2) Using round object, shape the wire around and form a teardrop shape.
3) Form a wrapped loop (length from bottom of wrap to inside bottom wire should be 1 ½”).
4) Lightly hammer base to harden wire.

Beaded Earrings
5) Cut 114” of Wildfire cording.
6) Leaving a 5” tail, form 2 an overhand knots around pendant blank.
7) Slide knot to top of base.
8) On long cording, string 2 blue iris, slide to top so that they sit next to each other.
9) Pass cording through pendant blank coming up through the bottom 2nd bead hole. Go back down through 1st top hole bead, and back up 2nd bead to secure.
10) String blue iris, slide next to previous bead, go through pendant blank, coming up through bottom hole of bead. Pull tight.
11) Repeat step 10 – 7 times.
12) We will now be adding the fringe as we go. String blue iris, rainbow, 3 purple, rainbow, blue iris, 4 seeds, dagger, and 3 seeds.
13) Pass cording back through 1st 4th seed bead next to blue iris. Pass cording back through all strung beads from step 12.
14) String blue iris, slide to previous bead, go through pendant black, coming up through bottom hole of bead, Pull tight.
15) Repeat steps 12 -14 – 10 times replacing step 12 fringe beads in the follow order: Fringe 2 – blue iris, rainbow, 4 purple, rainbow, blue iris, 4 seeds, dagger, and 3 seeds. Fringe 3 - blue iris, rainbow, 5 purple, rainbow, blue iris, 4 seeds, dagger, and 3 seeds. Fringe 4 - blue iris, rainbow, 6 purple, rainbow, blue iris, 4 seeds, dagger, and 3 seeds. Fringe 5 - blue iris, rainbow, 7 purple, rainbow, blue iris, 4 seeds, dagger, and 3 seeds. Fringe 6 - blue iris, rainbow, 8 purple, rainbow, blue iris, 4 seeds, dagger, and 3 seeds. Repeat Fringe 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.
16) Repeat step10 – 10 times.
17) Finishing Off – Left side – Pass cording through bottom, then top holes weaving thread through the beads. Trim end. Repeat on other side of pendant.
18) Necklace Chain – Cut 31” of chain.
19) Attach 4mm jump ring to top of pendant.
20) Using eye pin, string 2 rainbow, purple, 2 rainbow and form a simple loop.
21) Pass chain through 4mm jump ring.
22) Connect link from step 20 to each end of chain.

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Denise Yezbak Moore is a self-taught artisan who loves to create anything with a bohemian flair. She specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, photography, and social media. Denise resides in Orange County, CA with her husband and two children.