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Howlite Floral Statement Necklace

Materials

1 53mm Frangipani enamel pendant
40cm chain
1 clasp
26 6mm jump rings
44 head pins
39 eye pins
42 3x4mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
2 8x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
60 10mm Howlite beads

Purple Necklace
8 16mm Lucite-Style flat flower beads
12 13mm Lucite-Style daisy flower beads

Red Necklace
8 20mm Lucite-Style 5-petal flower beads
4 17mm Lucite-Style star flower beads
8 13mm Lucite-Style daisy flower beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

1. Divide the chain into two 20cm lengths.

2. *Take one head pin and thread one 3x4mm crystal rondelle and one 10mm Howlite bead. Form a beaded dangle by trimming 1cm from the bead and making a loop. Take one eye pin and thread one 10mm Howlite bead, trim 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Before closing the loop thread the previous created beaded dangle.** Take one last eye pin and thread one 10mm Howlite bead, trim 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Before closing the loop thread the previous top loop of the previous created beaded connector. See the picture below (step 2) on how your beaded dangle should look like. Repeat this step fifteen more times to create in total sixteen three beaded connector.

3. Repeat step 2 from * to **. See the picture below (step 3) on how your beaded dangle should look like. Repeat this step five more times to create in total six two beaded connector.

4. Take twenty assorted lucite flower beads, tweny head pins and twenty 3x4mm crystal rondelles. Place on each head pin one crystal rondell and one lucite flower bead. Create a beaded-dangles by trimming each head pin 1cm from the last bead and forming a loop.

5. Take one eye pin and thread one 6x8mm crystal rondelle, through the top loop of the pendant and one 6x8mm rondelle. Bend the eye pin at a 90 degree angle, trim 1cm from that angle and form a loop. Using 6mm jump rings attach the two sections of chain (step 1) on each side.

6. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the jump ring attaching the chain and the pendant connector and attach one three beaded connector (step 2). Repeat this step for the other side.

7. Attach the beaded connectors and beaded-dangles (step 2, 3 & 4) to the chain by using 6mm jump rings. Start on the first link next to the jump ring attaching the chain to the pendant and keep adding beaded-dangles every second link. Cluster all the items on one jump ring for each link. Same sequence for both sides of the necklace.

RED NECKLACE
LINK 1, 3, 5 & 7: One three beaded connector (step 2) and one flat flower
beaded-dangle (step 4)

LINK 9 & 11: One three beaded connector (step 2) and one star flower beaded-dangle (step 4)

LINK13: One three beaded connector (step 2) and one daisy flower beaded-dangle (step 4)

Link 15, 17 & 19: One two beaded connector (step 3) and one daisy flower beaded-dangle (step 4)

PURPLE NECKLACE
LINK 1, 3, 5 & 7: One three beaded connector (step 2) and one flat flower
beaded-dangle (step 4)

LINK 9, 11 & 13: One three beaded connector (step 2) and one daisy flower beaded-dangle (step 4)

Link 15, 17 & 19: One two beaded connector (step 3) and one daisy flower beaded-dangle (step 4)

8. Using 6mm jump rings attach the clasp to the ends of the necklace