Monday, May 24, 2010

Positively Pink

This necklace started life as a linked, rosary-style chain with the large dichroic glass pendant. After looking at it for a while, I decided to jazz it up with some of my new Katiedids™ components and colorful wire coils. Enjoy!

Katiedids™ Creative Components 5-hole round donut #356B-522

Katiedids™ Creative Components 19.5mm 2-hole rectangle #356B-510

14 light rose 4mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements rounds

4 rose 6mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements bicones

8 rose 8mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements bicones

Rose 10mm Crystallized™ - Swarovski Elements bicone

16 clear 8mm crackled glass rounds

45mm pink Paula Radke dichroic glass pendant

2 silver 4mm silver spacer disks #314B-166

Fuchsia 22-gauge Artistic Wire

Rose 20-gauge Artistic Wire

Clear Supplemax #JN0.15W-F (or beading thread)

Silver medium lobster clasp #315B-005

Round nose pliers #201A-104

Chain nose pliers #201A-101

Wire cutters #202A-105

Jump Ring Maker #228-050

1. Cut twenty-two 1 ½" lengths of rose wire. Make a basic loop on one end of each, string a 8mm bead onto the wire, then make another basic loop. Repeat for 22 bead links.

2. Use the Jump Ring Maker to make a 1 ½" fuchsia coil, then cut it in half and trim if necessary to fit one inside each rectangle component.

3. Cut a 4" piece of fuchsia wire and make a wrapped loop on one end. Pass it through: 6mm bicone, rectangle component with coil inside, 6mm bicone. Make another wrapped loop. Repeat to make a matching link.

4. Cut a 6" piece of fuchsia wire and make a wrapped loop to attach it to the glass pendant. Pass the wire through the donut with silver spacer, 10mm bicone and silver spacer in the center. Exit the donut and make another wrapped loop

5. String rose rounds onto Supplemax and lay it in the channels of the donut component, passing the string behind the fuchsia wire to hold the beaded ring in place. Tie the ends in a knot.

6. To assemble one side of the necklace: attach a clear bead link to the upper wrapped loop on the pendant/donut. Attach a link from Step 3 to the other end of the same clear bead link. Attach a new clear link to the other end of the link from Step 3. Now, connect alternating crystal and clear bead links until four crystal links are used.

7. Connect three more clear bead links. Repeat the pattern for the other side of the necklace and the clasp to one end.

Design & instructions ©Katie Hacker; for personal use only.

-Katie Hacker for Beadalon, Katiedids™

www.KatieHacker.com

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! In fact, my sister-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer and just finished chemo and has radiation treatment left- this might be just the thing to make to bolster her spirits up. I absolutely adore this.

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