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Trendy, simple bar necklace tutorial

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Hey beading friends! Yesterday on Facebook Live, I made a super fun and fast Bar Necklace with Swarovski Crystals and Beadalon Wire and Chain. Everywhere I look, I'm seeing people wearing multiple layered necklaces, and one of them is usually a Bar Necklace. I love how easily this necklace works up. I've made them to match almost everything I wear!

We posted a step by step YouTube Video that has all of the part numbers and instructions. This is one of my favorite projects and it uses some of my favorite Beadalon Findings!  All you need to add is a few beads from your stash and you're ready to get started.


Materials:
Diamond Cut Ball Chain 340B-060
Ball Chain End 338B-201
Chain Maille Jump RingA314-20S-10-02
Lobster Clasp 315B-032
Open Circle Tag 322B-014

Tools:
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Cutters

Instructions:
To get started, Cut 2x 8" lengths of Diamond Cut Ball Chain.
Attach a Ball Chain End to all four ends with Chain Nose Pliers.
Attach a Chain Maille Jump Ringon all fou…

Rustic, Western, Vintage, Patina, and Organic - NEW Antique Copper Color Artistic Wire!

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The Team at Beadalon is so excited to be able to present our newest color of Artistic Wire.....Antique Copper Color! Wyatt White explains and demonstrates all of the information in this week's Facebook Live Video. The wire comes in 12, 14 and 16 gauge and even has Artistic Wire Crimp Tubes in the corresponding sizes to finish off the ends. Those Crimp Tubes are a game changer when it comes to finishing off large gauges of Artistic Wire. You can make a neat and tidy cold connection to finish off your designs by using the Mighty Crimping Pliers (for 12 and 14 Gauge, Regular Crimping Pliers for 16 Gauge) and the Nylon Jaw Bending Pliers. Wyatt is such a wealth of information and tips and tricks for working with Wire. Make sure you watch the video to see how he puts it all together!
Wyatt shared some innovative and deceptively easy to make designs he made with the new Wires. The 3D Bracelet Jig is a great tool to use, as is the Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo (look for an upcoming Fa…