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Gemstone & Crystal Pressed Flower Necklace

Materials

1 dried flower pendant
1 clasp
80cm chain
27 6mm jump rings
4 10mm jump rings
12 head pins
6 3mm spacer beads
50 eye pins

26 6mm round Rose Quartz beads
18 6mm round Rhodonite beads
24 4x6mm Imperial Rondelle Beads – Golden Shadow
10 6x8mm Imperial Rondelle Beads – Pink AB

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Ten rose quartz beaded-connectors: Two 6mm rose quartz round beads
B: Six rhodonite beaded-connectors: Two rhodonite 6mm round beads
C: Ten pink beaded-connectors: One 6x8mm pink ab 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

2 Create a rosary chain by taking twelve 4x6mm golden shadow rondelle beads and twelve eye pins. Create a 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 gently undo the loop and attach to the end of the loop of the last created beaded-connector. Now thread one bead on the eye pin and trim the eye pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop.** Repeat from * to ** ten more times so your rosary chain measures twelve beads. Repeat this step to create a second section of rosary chain.

3 Create the following beaded-dangles:
A: Three rose quartz beaded-dangles: One 6mm rose quartz round beads
B: Three ball rose quartz beaded-dangles: One 3mm spacer bead and one 6mm rose quartz round beads
C: Three rhodonite beaded-dangles: One 6mm rhodonite round beads
D: Three ball rhodonite beaded-dangles: One 3mm spacer bead and one 6mm rhodonite round beads

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

4 Create the right beaded-strap by joining the following beaded connectors with 6mm jump rings One 1A rose quartz beaded-connector, one 1B rhodonite beaded-connector and one 1A rose quartz beaded-connector.

Now take one 10mm jump ring and thread the end of the last beaded-connector, one 3A rose quartz beaded-dangle, one 3B ball rose quartz beaded-dangle, one 3C rhodonite beaded-dangle & 3D ball rhodonite beaded-dangle and one end of the twelve bead rosary chain from step 2.

Take one more 10mm jump ring and thread the open end of the rosary bead chain, one 3A rose quartz beaded-dangle, one 3B ball rose quartz beaded-dangle, one 3C rhodonite beaded-dangle & 3D ball rhodonite beaded-dangle and one 1C pink beaded-connector.

Now using 6mm jump rings add the following beaded-connectors to the chain: four 1C pink beaded-connector, [one 1A rose quartz beaded-connector, one 1B rhodonite beaded-connector] x 2 and one rose quartz beaded-connector.

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

5 Create the left beaded-strap by threading on one end of the twelve bead rosary chain from step 2 a 10mm jump ring and one 3A rose quartz beaded-dangle, one 3B ball rose quartz beaded-dangle, one 3C rhodonite beaded-dangle & 3D ball rhodonite beaded-dangle and one 1A rose quartz beaded-connector.

Now using 6mm jump rings add the following beaded-connectors to the chain: [one 1B rhodonite beaded-connector, one 1A rose quartz beaded-connector] x 2, five 1C pink beaded-connector, one 1A rose quartz beaded-connector, one 1B rhodonite beaded-connector and one 1A rose quartz beaded-connector.

6 Take the chain and divide it into two 40cm sections. Take the pendant and thread one 6mm jump ring on the top loop, one 40cm section of chain and right beaded-strap from step 4. Measure the chain and if needed cut to the same length of the beaded-chain and thread a new 6mm jump ring to the open ends of the length of chain and beaded-chain. Now take a 10mm jump ring and thread the previous 6mm jump ring.

Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the top of the pendant, the other section of chain and the left beaded-straps from step 5. Measure the chain and if needed cut to the same length of the beaded-chain and thread a new 6mm jump ring to the open ends of the length of chain and beaded-chain. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the last 6mm jump ring and the clasp.