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Bohemian Filigree Flower Necklace

Materials

1 11mm cast metal ring
26cm chain
1 83x53mm cast metal filigree flower pendant
1 head pin
1 6mm daisy spacer
4 6mm rhinestone rondelle spacer beads
1 8mm jump ring
37 6mm jump ring
21 small eye pins
20 medium eye pins

12 3mm Synthetic Turquoise round beads
24 6mm Synthetic Turquoise round beads
9 8mm Synthetic Turquoise round beads
4 8mm Picture Jasper round beads
2 16x12mm oval Imperial Crystal beads
19 4x6mm Imperial Crystal Metallic Bronze
18 6x8mm Imperial Crystal Camel

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Four rhinestone turquoise beaded-connectors: One 8mm round bead, one 6mm rhinestone rondelle & one 8mm round bead

B: Four jasper beaded-connectors: One 3mm turquoise bead, one 6x8mm camel rondelle crystal, one 8mm picture jasper bead, one 6x8mm rondelle crystal & one 3mm turquoise bead

C: Two oval beaded-connectors: One 3mm turquoise bead, one 16x12mm oval crystal bead & one 3mm turquoise bead

D: Ten camel beaded-connectors: One camel rondelle crystal

E: Eight long turquoise beaded-connectors: Three 6mm round turquoise beads

F: Two long crystal beaded-connectors: Three 4x6mm metallic bronze rondelle crystal beads

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

2 Make a rosary chain with thirteen 4x6mm metallic bronze rondelle crystal beads and thirteen small eye pins. Create one beaded-connector by taking one eye pin and threading one bead, trim the eye pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop. *Take one eye pin and thread one bead, trim 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Now gently undo the loop and attach to the end of the loop of the last created beaded-connector ** Repeat from * to ** eleven more times so your rosary chain measures thirteen beads.

3 Cut the chain into two 5cm sections and two 8cm sections.

4 Create one of the outer beaded straps by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 1 with the chain from step 2 in the following order: One 5cm section of chain, one 1A rhinestone turquoise beaded-connector, one 1B jasper beaded-connector, one 1C oval beaded-connector, one 1B jasper beaded-connector, one 1A rhinestone turquoise beaded-connector & five 1D camel beaded-connectors.
Repeat this step for the second necklace strap

5 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the top loop of the focal pendant and the end of the chain from the beaded-strap from step 4. Take one more 6mm jump ring and attach the other strap in the same way. Create a beaded-dangle by taking one head pin and thread one daisy spacer and one 8mm turquoise bead. Trim the head pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Take one 8mm jump ring and attach the beaded-dangle to the bottom of the pendant.

6 Create one of the inner beaded-necklace by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 1, rosary chain from step 2 & the chain from step 2 in the following order: One 8cm section of chain, one 1F long crystal beaded-connector, one 1F long crystal beaded-connector, three 1E long turquoise beaded-connector, rosary chain from step 2, three 1E long turquoise beaded-connector, one 1F long crystal beaded-connector, one 1F long crystal beaded-connector and one 8cm section of chain

7 Finish by taking one 6mm jump ring and thread one clasp and one end of each of the necklace tiers from step 5 and 6. Take another 6mm jump ring and thread one cast metal ring and the other side of each of the necklace tiers