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Crystal Pink Butterfly Necklace

Materials

1 40x91mm rhinestone butterfly pendant
1 clasp
3 8mm twisted rings
2 cast metal flower charms
8 6mm rhinestone rondelles
4 8×1.2mm jump rings
30 6mm jump rings
14 links of chain
16 eye pins
33 head pins

26 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – pink ab
10 6x8mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads – pink ab
27 6mm South Sea shell pearl beads – pink
10 8mm South Sea shell pearl beads – pink

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-dangles:
A: Ten pearl beaded-dangles: One 8mm pearl bead
B: Ten small pearl beaded-dangles: One 6mm pearl bead
C: Ten crystal beaded-dangles: One 6x8mm crystal rondelle bead
D: Ten small crystal beaded-dangles: One 4x6mm crystal rondelle bead
Note: Beaded-dangles are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on a head pin, then either finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop or a round loop.
2 Create the following beaded-connectors using the eye pin:
A: Eight pearl beaded-connectors: One 6mm pearl bead, one rhinestone rondelle and one 6mm pearl bead
B: Eight crystal beaded-connectors: Two 4x6mm crystal rondelle 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. Then take your round-nose pliers and form a loop on the end.
3 Create one necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join beaded-connectors from step 2 in the following order: [One pearl beaded-connector, crystal beaded-connector ] x4.
Repeat this step for the second necklace strap.
NOTE: Brackets [ ] are also used to enclose a sequence of beaded-connectors that are to be repeated a specified number of times.
4 Divide your chain into two seven link sections.
5 Create the base of the necklace by taking one 8mm jump ring and attaching to one of the side loops of the butterfly pendant. Now take one more 8mm jump ring and thread the previous 8mm jump ring and the one section of 7-link chain (step 4). Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the other end of the 7-link chain and one necklace strap form step 3. Repeat this step for the other side
6 Add beaded-dangles to the link section of the beaded-strap using 6mm jump rings. Cluster all the items on one jump ring for each link. Link number 1 is the first link of the chain (threaded by the 8mm jump ring, close to the pendant). The sequence is the same for each side of the necklace (note the flower charms sits in a different position each side)
Link 1: Two 1A pearl beaded-dangles & two 1C crystal beaded-dangles

Link 3: For the right side of the necklace only one flower charm (sit in the back of the jump ring), both sides two 1A pearl beaded-dangles & two 1C crystal beaded-dangles

Link 5: One 1A pearl beaded-dangle, one 1C crystal beaded-dangle, one 1B small pearl beaded-dangle and one 1D small crystal beaded-dangle

Link 7: For the left side of the necklace only one flower charm (sit in the back of the jump ring), both sides two 1B small pearl beaded-dangles and two1D small crystal beaded-dangles

Finish by taking one 6mm jump ring and threading two 1B small pearl beaded-dangles and two1D small crystal beaded-dangles and then attaching to the 6mm jump ring that sits between the chain and the beaded-strap

7 Take three 8mm twisted rings and two 6mm jump rings. Create a chain by using the 6mm jump rings to join the twisted rings. Now take one head pin and thread one 6mm pearl bead. Start to form a loop but before closing the loop attach on one of end the twisted rings on your newly formed chain. Take one 6mm jump ring and attach the newly created chain to one side of the necklace. Now take another 6mm jump and attach the clasp to the other.