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Wander Necklace

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

Learn how to make this Wander Necklace by designer Dense 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

11       Bead Gallery® honey amber opal translucent Czech glass fire polished faceted round 
            4mm (15363)
15      Bead Gallery® green aqua Czech glass fire polished faceted round 3mm (15471)
17      Bead Gallery® olive green Czech glass fire polished faceted round 3mm (15596)
25      Bead Gallery® aqua Czech glass fire polished faceted round 3mm (15462)
17      Bead Gallery® sapphire transparent Czech glass fire polished faceted round 4mm  
            (15371)
27      Bead Gallery® purple Czech glass fire polished faceted round 3mm (15559)
34      Bead Gallery® Siam Czech glass fire polished faceted round 3mm (15584)
10”    antique brass tone 24g wire
102” antique brass tone 26g wire
09”    antique brass tone 18g wire
01      antique brass tone 6mm jump rings
04      antique brass tone spring clasp
18”    antique brass tone small link chain
01      antique brass tone head pin

Tools:
Wire nippers
Round nose pliers
2 – Chain nose pliers
¼” round mandrel
Chasing hammer
Small steel bench block

Level of difficulty (Advanced)

Tip: After wrapping wire, push wire loops together with thumb before adding the next bead.

Depending on the width of your necklace base, you may need to add or subtract beads to fit the shape.

Time – 1 to 2 hours depending on skill level

Easy To Follow DIY Instructions

Forming Necklace Base
1. Cut 9” of 18g wire.
2. Using fingers, straighten wire.
3. Place mandrel on center of wire, and bend wire to form a loop with wire stretched out in a “V”.
4. Trim wire on each side 2” from loop.
5. Place base on bench block and gently hammer. Flip wire over and gently hammer. Repeat until the wire has hardened.
6. Using more force, hammer end of wire until wire is flat (only on end of wire.)
7. Repeat step 4 on other side of wire.
8. Cut 3” of 26g wire and wrap around base of loop to secure shape.
Wire Wrapping Beads
9. Cut 5” of 26g wire.
10. Coil/wrap end of wire around the top necklace base 3 times.
11. String 1 honey amber 4mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
12. Cut 5” of 26g wire.
13. Coil/wrap end of wire around the base 3 times.
14. String 3 green aqua 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
15. Cut 5” of 26g wire.
16. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
17. String 4 olive green 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
18. Cut 5” of 26g wire.
19. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
20. String 6 aqua Czech 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
21. Cut 5” of 26g wire.
22. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
23. String 5 sapphire 4mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
24. Cut 6” of 26g wire.
25. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
26. String 9 purple 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
27. Cut 6” of 26g wire.
28. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
29. String 9 Siam 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
30. Cut 7” of 26g wire.
31. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
32. String 8 honey amber 4mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
33. Cut 7” of 26g wire.
34. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
35. String 12 green aqua 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
36. Cut 8” of 26g wire.
37. Coil/wrap end of wire around the base 3 times.
38. String 13 olive green 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
39. Cut 8” of 26g wire.
40. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
41. String 15 aqua 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
42. Cut 8” of 26g wire.
43. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
44. String 12 sapphire 4mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
45. Cut 8” of 26g wire.
46. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
47. String 18 purple 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
48. Cut 8” of 26g wire.
49. Coil/wrap end of wire around base 3 times.
50. String 18 Siam 3mm, form 3 coils/wraps and trim wire.
51. Cut 8” of 26g wire.
52. Coil/wrap end of wire around top of loop 3 times.
53. String Siam 3mm, and form 3 coils/wraps.
54. Repeat step 53 – 3 times and trim wire.
Connection of Necklace
55. Cut 1/4” of chain. Set aside.
56. Cut 2” of 24g wire.
57. Form a partial loop, connect ¼” chain, and complete wrapped loop.
58. String honey amber 4mm, form a partial loop, connect to center of pendant, and complete wrapped loop.
59. Left side – Cut ½” of chain. Set aside.
60. Cut 2” of 24g wire.
61. Form a partial loop, connect ½” chain, and complete wrapped loop.
62. String aqua 3mm, form a partial loop, connect to ¼” chain from step 57 and complete wrapped loop.
63. Cut 8” of chain. Set aside.
64. Cut 2” of 24g wire.
65. Form a partial loop, connect to ½” chain from step 61, and complete wrapped loop.
66. String Siam 3mm, form a partial loop, connect to 8” chain and complete wrapped loop.
67. Repeat steps 55-66 on right side of necklace.
68. Open end of right chain and attach lobster clasp.
69. Attach 6mm jump ring to left end of chain.
70. Using head pin, string Siam 3mm, aqua 3mm, honey amber 4mm, and form a wrapped loop.
71. Open 6mm jump ring and attach dangle.

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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.