Tahitian Twist Necklace

February 2019 Pretty Palette Design by Molly Schaller

Designed by Molly Schaller , featuring Bead Gallery® beads 

available exclusively at www.halcraftcollection.com
Materials:
5 Bead Gallery® 13x20mm red small tassels (14674)
4 Bead Gallery® 5x7mm rosewood spacers (13386)
26 Bead Gallery® 4mm amazonite rounds (10106)
20 Bead Gallery® 6mm amazonite rounds (10106)
14 Bead Gallery® 8mm amazonite rounds (10106)
42 Bead Gallery® 11/0 Czech light red opaque seed beads (16393)
9 Bead Gallery® 10x14mm turquoise dyed howlite flat ovals (10990)
5 Bead Gallery® 6mm orange dyed imperial jasper rounds (13295)
11 Bead Gallery® 6mm green matte fire crackle agate rounds (13324)
5 Bead Gallery® 5x10mm red dyed bamboo coral flared tubes (10741)
2 Bead Gallery® 6x24mm 2-hole rosewood spacers (13395)
1 Bead Gallery® 9x24mm 2-hole rosewood spacer (13398)
10 Bead Gallery® 6mm orange opal fire-polished faceted round (15545)
6” Beadalon 22 gauge gold tone German style wire (180A-022)
28” Beadalon 49-strand beading wire (JW11T-1)
5 gold tone 2” eye pins
2 Beadalon #1 crimp beads
1 gold tone lobster clasp
1 7mm gold tone jump ring

Tools:
Wire nippers
2 - Chain nose pliers
Round nose plier
Bead Buddy

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Time: 2 hours

Instructions:
1. Onto an eye pin slide 1 orange faceted round, 1 matte green crackle round, and 1 orange jasper round. Make a simple loop. Repeat to create two short links. 

2. Onto an eye pin slide 1 red bamboo flared tube, 1 orange faceted round, 1 matte green crackle round, and 1 orange jasper round. Make a simple loop. Repeat to create two medium links.

3. Onto an eye pin slide 1 orange faceted round, 1 red bamboo flared tube, 1 orange faceted round, 1 matte green crackle round, and 1 orange jasper round. Make a simple loop to create one long link.

4. At the orange jasper round end of each of these links attach a red tassel.

5. Cut a 6” piece of German style wire.

6. String the loop of a short link, 2 seed beads, the loop of a medium link, 2 seed beads, the loop of the long link, 2 seed beads, the loop of a medium link, 2 seed beads, and the loop of a short link.

7. Move these to the center of the wire and place a Bead Buddy to the left of them to hold them in place.

8. Using pliers, put a 90-degree bend in the wire to the right of the beads. Thread that wire through a 6x24mm 2-hole wood spacer.

9. Onto that same wire, string 1 seed bead, 1 9x24mm 2-hole spacer, 1 seed bead, 1 6x24mm 2-hole spacer and 1 seed bead.

10. Remove the Bead Buddy and make a 90-degree bend to the left of the beads.

11. Pass this bead through the second hole in the already strung 2-hole spacer.

12. Passing through already strung spacers, string 1 seed bead, 1 9x24mm 2-hole spacer, 1 seed bead, 1 6x24mm 2-hole spacer and 1 seed bead.

13. Make a wrapped loop with each of the wires extending from the top of the pendant.

14. Cut a 28” piece of 49-strand beading wire.

15. String a crimp bead and the loop of the clasp.

16. Flatten the clasp and string 1 seed bead, 4 4mm amazonite rounds, 1 seed bead, 5 4mm amazonite rounds, 1 seed bead, 5 4mm amazonite rounds, 1 seed bead, 2 6mm amazonite rounds, 1 green matte crackle round, 3 6mm amazonite rounds, 1 seed bead, 1 turquoise dyed howlite oval, 1 seed bead, 2 6mm amazonite rounds, 1 green matte crackle round, 3 6mm amazonite rounds, 1 seed bead, 2 8mm amazonite rounds, 1 rosewood round, 2 8mm amazonite rounds, 1 seed bead, 1 turquoise dyed howlite oval, 1 seed bead, 3 8mm amazonite rounds, 1 seed bead, 1 turquoise dyed howlite oval, 1 seed bead, 1 green matte crackle round, 1 rosewood round, 1 seed bead, 1 turquoise dyed howlite oval, 1 seed bead, 1 orange fire-polished faceted round, 1 red bamboo coral flared tube, 1 orange fire-polished faceted round, 1 seed bead, the loop of the pendant, and 1 turquoise dyed howlite oval.

17. Repeat stringing these beads in the opposite order to complete the necklace.

18. String a crimp tube and a jump ring. Pass the wire back through the jump ring and flatten the crimp. Trim excess wire & enjoy!

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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