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Amazonite & Crystal Lotus Flower Set

Materials

1 clasp
1 15mm cast metal ring
1 64x42mm cast metal tear drop
4 15x17mm cast metal charm flower lotus filigree
1 10mm cast metal charm flower lotus tiny
1 69x7mm brass tube curved
13 medium eye pins
15 small eye pins
3 head pins
2 ear hooks
6 4mm jump rings
2 8mm jump rings
2 10mm jump rings

25cm elastic

13 6mm Amazonite beads
44 8mm Amazonite beads
17 8x6mm crystal rondelle

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Twelve long Amazonite beaded-connectors (medium eye pin): One 8mm Amazonite bead, one 4x6mm rondelle crystal bead and one Amazonite bead.
B: Four medium Amazonite beaded-connectors: Two 6mm Amazonite beads
C: Eight single Amazonite beaded-connector beaded-connectors: One 8mm Amazonite bead

NOTE: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on an eye pin, then trimming the eye pin 1cm from the last bead and forming a loop

STEP 2 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the top of one cast metal charm flower lotus filigree. Now create a beaded-connector by taking one eye pin and thread one 6mm Amazonite bead, the jump ring attached to the charm and one 6mm Amzonite bead. Finish the eye pin with a loop making sure the beads are tight.

STEP 3 Create the centre beaded-connector by taking one medium eye and threading one 8mm Amazonite bead, the top loop of the tear drop pendant and one 8mm Amazonite bead. Finish the eye pin with a loop making sure the beads are tight.

STEP 4 Create the small beaded chain in the centre of the necklace by joining the following beaded connectors with 6mm jump rings in the following order:
Two medium Amazonite beaded-connectors (step 1B), the beaded connector with the lotus flower charm (step 2) and two medium Amazonite beaded-connectors

STEP 5 Make up the centre of the necklace by joining the following beaded connectors with 6mm jump rings in the following order:
One long Amazonite beaded-connector (step 1A), one single Amazonite beaded-connector (step 1B), one long Amazonite beaded-connector, the beaded connector with the tear drop pendant (step 3), one long Amazonite beaded-connector, one single Amazonite beaded-connector and one long Amazonite beaded-connector.

STEP 6 Create the beaded necklace straps by joining the following beaded connectors with 6mm jump rings in the following order:

*One long Amazonite beaded-connector (step 1A), one single Amazonite beaded-connector (step 1B)** Repeat from * to ** three more times but on the last repetition omit the single Amazonite beaded-connector and then attach one clasp.

Repeat this step for the second necklace strap but substitute the clasp for the 15mm ring.

STEP 7 Take one 8mm jump ring and string one necklace strap from step 6, one end of the beaded chain from step 4 and the left end of the centre of the necklace step 5. Take one more 8mm jump ring and string the last necklace strap step 7, the other end of the smaller beaded chain from step 5 and the other end of the centre necklace section.

BRACELET
STEP 1 Take one head pin and thread one 6mm Amazonite bead. Finish with a wrapped loop. Take one 10mm jump ring and thread the wrapped loop and the cast metal charm flower lotus filigree. Take one more 10mm jump ring and thread the cast metal charm flower lotus tiny.

STEP 2 Take your Elastic cord. To ensure your elastic cord will not stretch out immediately and will be durable, gently pull on the cord, stretching it out several times.

STEP 3 Thread on the elastic cord the following:
1 metal tube, one crystal rondelle, two 8mm Amazonite beads, one crystal rondelle, three 8mm Amazonite beads (SMALL WRIST THREAD TWO), one crystal rondelle, three 8mm Amazonite beads (SMALL WRIST THREAD TWO), one crystal rondelle, two 8mm Amazonite beads and one crystal rondelle.

STEP 4 Thread the two jump rings with charm from step 1 on the metal tube.

STEP 5 Finish by knotting the elastic. Use glue to secure the knot. Allow to dry before trimming. Hide the knot behind the metal tube.

EARRINGS
STEP 1 Take two head pins and two 6mm Amazonite beads. Create beaded-dangles by placing a bead on each head pin and finishing with a wrapped loop.

STEP 2 Take one 4mm jump ring and thread the top of one of one of the beaded-dangles from step 1 and the left bottom petal of one cast metal charm flower lotus filigree. Now take one more 4mm jump ring and thread the same beaded-dangle and the right bottom petal of the cast metal charm flower lotus filigree. Use the picture as a guide. Using two jump rings will make sure the beaded-dangle hangs in the centre.

STEP 3 Take your flat nose pliers and gently manipulate the bottom loop of one of the ear wires so it sits to the front not sideways. Now take one 4mm jump ring and thread the top of the cast metal charm flower lotus filigree and the bottom of the ear hook

STEP 4 Repeat step 2 & 3 for the second earring.