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Colourful Hoop Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
1 10mm plain cast metal ring
68x63x10mm cast metal statement hoop pendant
32 6x2mm cast metal rondelle spacer beads
6 8mm cast metal daisy spacer beads
10 6mm cast metal daisy spacer beads
34 eye pins
36 6mm jump rings

2 8x4mm rondelle cream howlite beads
20 8mm round creame howlite beads
12 10mm round cream howlite beads
1 strand 8x1mm polymer clay heishi discs beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Six large beaded-connectors: One 10mm round howlite bead, one 8mm daisy spacer & one 10mm howlite bead
B: Ten medium beaded-connectors: One 8mm round howlite bead, one 6mm daisy spacer & one 8mm howlite bead
C: Eight long colourful beaded-connectors: One cast metal rondelle spacer, sixteen fimo disk beads & one cast metal rondelle spacer (measure each beaded-connector with each other to make sure they are the same size).
D: Eight short colourful beaded-connectors: One cast metal rondelle spacer, nine fimo disk beads & one cast metal rondelle spacer (measure each beaded-connector with each other to make sure they are the same size).

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 eye pin and thread one howlite rondelle bead, the top loop of the hoop focal pendant and one howlite rondelle bead. Trim the head pin 1cm from the last bead and finish with a loop.

3 Create the outer necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 1 & 2 in the following order: [one 1C long colourful beaded-connector, one 1A large beaded-connector] x 3, one 1C long colourful beaded-connector, the focal pendant from step 2, [one 1C long colourful beaded-connector, one 1A large beaded-connector] x 3 and one 1C long colourful beaded-connector

Note brackets [ ] are also used to enclose a sequence of beaded-connectors that are to be repeated a specified number of times.

4 Take two 6mm jump rings and attach one to each end of the necklace strap from step 3.

5 Create the outer necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: [one 1b medium beaded-connector, one 1D short colourful beaded-connector] x 9 & one 1b medium beaded-connector.

6 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread one clasp and one end of each of the necklace tiers from step 4 and 5. Take another 6mm jump ring and thread one cast metal ring and the other side of each of the necklace tiers