Mixed Metal Necklace

May 2021 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller

beaded earrings

The Mixed Metal Necklace is part of Pretty Palettes, the monthly color palette challenge! 

Mixed Metal Necklace
 Designed by Molly Schaller 
Featuring Bead Gallery® beads 
Available exclusively at www.halcraftcollection.com 

Materials:
6 Silver Matte Coated Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Rounds 6mm
16 Gold Tone Plated 1.5x4mm Nugget Rondell Beads
17 Metal Plated Brass Multi Color Beads 3mm
26 Copper Metallic Coated Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Round 4mm Beads
3 Silver Plated and Antiqued Bali-Style 8x9mm Bead Caps
2 Silver Plated Antique Tube 3x8mm Beads
9 Copper Metallic Coated Czech Glass Fire Polished Faceted Rounds 6mm Beads
8 Black with Luster Gunmetal Glass Czech  Fire Polished Faceted Rounds 8mm
1 Gold Tone Metal Oval Bead Frame 17x20mm
4 gold ball pins
1 Silver Plated Dragonfly 13x17mm Charm
1 art bead tube 
4" 22 gauge gold German style wire
1 8mm gold jump ring
1 6mm gold jump ring
1 gold clasp
26 eye pins

Tools:
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Wire nippers

Time to create: 2 hours 

Instructions:

1. String 1 6mm copper metallic coated Czech glass fire polished round onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop. 

2. String 1 silver plated tube onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop. Repeat for two tube dangles.

3. Slide 1 8mm black faceted round, 1 bead cap, 1 gold rondelle, and 1 3mm mixed metal round onto a ball pin. Make a wrapped loop. 

4. Slide 1 4mm copper metallic coated faceted round onto an eye pin. Make a simple loop. Attach the dragonfly charm to one loop. 

5. Cut a 4" piece of German wire. Make a wrapped loop. Slide 1 mixed metal round, 1 bead cap, 1 art bead tube, 1 bead cap, and 1 mixed metal round onto the wire. Make a wrapped loop. Open the jump ring and slide onto it, the art bead tube loop, and all the dangles from steps 1-4. 

6. Onto an eye pin slide 1 mixed metal round, 1 bead frame, and 1 black faceted bead and 1 4mm copper metallic faceted round within the frame, then pass the eye pin through the second part of the frame, and string 1 mixed metal round. Make a simple loop. Attach bead frame link to the other loop of the art bead tube.

7. Onto an eye pin slide 1 4mm copper metallic coated faceted round. Make a simple loop. Repeat this step 23 more times for a total of 24 4mm copper links.

8. Onto an eye pin slide 1 gold rondelle 1 6mm copper metallic coated faceted round, and 1 gold rondelle. Make a simple loop. Repeat this step 7 more times for a total of 8 6mm copper metallic links. 

9. Onto an eye pin slide 1 mixed metal round, 1 Bali round, and 1 mixed metal round. Make a simple loop. Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 Bali links. 

10. Onto an eye pin slide one matte silver faceted round make a simple loop. Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 silver links. 

11. onto an eye pins slide 1 black faceted round. Make a simple loop. Repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 black links. 

12. To assemble necklace, connect links in a pattern (or randomly) so that there are two equal length sides of the necklace. Attach the clasp on the ends of the chains. 

  Get instructions and a materials list to make the coordinating pieces by clicking the corresponding image.

Molly Schaller is a craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She loves a variety of crafts; beading, knitting, and bookbinding are some of her favorites. 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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