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Boho Summer Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
1 11mm cast metal ring
1 84x74mm cast metal connector tribal tear
4 head pins with ball
38 eye pins
17 4mm jump rings
35 6mm jump rings
1 cast metal flower charm
46cm chain

4 4mm round synthetic round mosaic turquoise beads
8 3x4mm crystal rondelle bead – fern green
8 3x4mm crystal rondelle bead – silver
12 3x4mm crystal rondelle bead – teal
4 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead – cobalt blue
4 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead – half silver/crystal
3 6x8mm crystal rondelle bead – cobalt blue
4 4mm crystal cube beads – teal
4 4mm seed beads – purple
6 4mm crystal bicone bead – sapphire
16 4mm crystal bicone bead – topaz
1 10mm round bead – fern green
1 8x10mm crystal rondelle bead – silver
14 10mm round turquoise beads
22 8mm round turquoise beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

MAKING UP THE PENDANT SECTION
1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Four top beaded-connectors: One 4mm round synthetic round turquoise bead, one 4x6mm cobalt blue rondelle crystal bead, one 3x4mm fern green rondelle crystal bead and one 3x4mm silver rondelle crystal bead
B: Four middle beaded-connectors: One 4mm sapphire bicone crystal bead, one 4mm purple seed bead, one 3x4mm silver rondelle crystal bead and one 3x4mm teal green rondelle crystal bead
C: Three topaz beaded-connectors: Four 4mm topaz bicone crystal beads
D: Two teal beaded-connectors: Four 3x4mm teal green rondelle crystal beads and one 4mm sapphire bicone crystal 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

2 Take one head pin with ball and thread one 4mm topaz bicone crystal bead, one 4x6mm silver rondelle crystal bead, one 4mm crystal teal cube bead and one 3x4mm fern green rondelle crystal bead. Trim the head pin 1cm from the last bead and form a loop. Repeat this step three more times.

3 Cut your chain into five 6cm sections, one 3.5cm section, four 2cm sections and four three links sections.

4 Create beaded-chains by using 4mm jump rings join up the chain and beaded-connectors from step 1, 2 & 3 in the following order:
A: [ One 1A top beaded-connector, one 1B middle beaded-connector & beaded-dangle from step 2] x 4
B: [One 2cm section of chain, one 1C topaz beaded-connector & one three link section of chain] x 2
C: [One three link section of chain, one 1D teal beaded-connector & 2cm section of chain] x 2
D: One1C topaz beaded-connector & 3.5cm section of chain

5 Attach the bead-chain from step four the 6cm section of chain from step 3 to the focal pendant using 6mm jump rings. You will be working left.
Link 1: One 6cm section of chain and one 4B beaded-chain
Link 2: One 4A beaded-chain
Link 3: One 6cm section of chain and one 4C beaded-chain
Link 4: One 4A beaded-chain
Link 5 (centre link): One 6cm section of chain and one 4D beaded-chain
Link 6: One 4A beaded-chain
Link 7: One 6cm section of chain, one 4C beaded-chain and one flower charm
Link 8: One 4A beaded-chain
Link 9: One 6cm section of chain and one 4B beaded-chain

MAKING UP THE NECKLACE
6 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Five double beaded-connectors: Two 10mm round turquoise beads
B: Four single beaded-connectors: One 10mm round turquoise bead
C: Eight medium double beaded-connectors: Two 8mm round turquoise beads
D: Six single beaded-connectors: One 8mm round turquoise bead
E: One mixed beaded-connectors: One 8x10mm silver rondelle bead, one 10mm green round glass beads and one 6x8mm cobalt blue rondelle 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

7 Take one eye pin and thread one 6x8mm cobalt blue rondelle bead, the top loop of the pendant and one 6x8mm cobalt blue. Trim the head pin 1cm from the last bead and secure with a loop.

8 Create the beaded chain by joining the beaded-connectors from step 6 and the top of the pendant with 6mm jump rings in the following order: [One medium double beaded-connector, one single beaded-connector] x 3, one 6C medium double beaded-connector, two 6B single beaded-connector, three 6A double beaded-connector, the focal pendant step 7, one 6A double beaded-connector, one 6E mixed beaded-connector, one 6A double beaded-connector, two 6B single beaded-connector, [one 6C medium double beaded-connector , one single beaded-connector] x 3 and one 6C medium double beaded-connector

9 Take two 6mm jump rings, one 11mm plain ring and one clasp. Use the jump rings to attach the clasp and the ring to the ends of the necklace.