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Lotus Sodalite & Lava Bead Necklace & Bracelet Set

Materials

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

NECKLACE
1 Create the following beaded-connectors using eye pins:
A: Eighteen small gold beaded-connectors: One 6mm gold lava bead
B: Four medium gold beaded-connectors: One 8mm gold lava bead
C: Fourteen sodalite Beaded-connectors: One 8mm Sodalite bead
Note: Beaded-connectors are created by threading the bead or sequence of beads on an eye pin and finishing the eye pin with a loop.

2 Take seventeen head pins and seventeen 4mm Sodalite beads. Place one bead on each head pin, trim and form a loop.

3 Make up the inner beaded necklace taking one 6mm jump rings and threading from step 1A one small gold beaded-connector, one beaded-dangle from step 2 and one more small gold beaded-connector. *Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the last small gold beaded-connector, one new beaded-dangle from step 2 and one more small gold beaded-connector** Make sure the beaded-dangle is handing on the same side as the previous beaded-dangle.
Repeat from * to** five more times so your chain measure eight small gold beaded-connectors.

4 Make up the outer bottom necklace straps by taking one 6mm jump rings and threading from step 1A one small gold beaded-connector, one beaded-dangle from step 3 and one more small gold beaded-connector. *Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the last small gold beaded-connector, one new beaded-dangle from step 3 and one more small gold beaded-connector** Make sure the beaded-dangle is handing on the same side as the previous beaded-dangle. Repeat from * to** three more times so your chain measure five small gold beaded-connectors.
Repeat this step so you have in total two necklace straps.

5 Make up the top necklace straps by using 6mm jump ring to join the beaded-connectors from step 1 in the following order: Three 1C sodalite Beaded-connectors, two 1B medium gold beaded-connectors and four 1C sodalite Beaded-connectors.
Repeat this step so you have in total two necklace strap

6 Take the medium head pin and thread one lotus bead. Start to make a wrapped loop but before closing the loop thread through one closed 8mm cast metal ring.

Now take the two outer bottom necklace straps from step 4 and two 6mm jump rings. Using one jump ring per necklace strap attach the straps to the top of the same ring the lotus bead.

Take two more 6mm jump rings and two closed 8mm cast metal ring. Use the jump rings to attach one closed ring to each side of the necklace.

7 Now take the inner necklace from step 3 and using a 6mm jump ring for each side attach one side to each of the outer 8mm cast metal rings. Make sure the necklace sits on the inside with the dangles facing down. Use the picture as a step 7 as a guide.

8 Take the two top two necklace straps from step 5 and using 6mm jump rings attach one to each of the top of 8mm metal rings.

Now take two 8mm cast metal rings and join them together using a 6mm jump ring to create a chain. Take one head pin and thread one 4mm Sodalite bead. Trim and create a loop. Now take a 6mm jump ring and attach to the end of the chain. Now take another 6mm jump ring and attach the other side of the chain to one end of the necklace. Finish by taking one 6mm jump ring and attaching the clasp to the other side.

BRACELET
1 Take sixteen eye pins and sixteen 6mm gold lava bead. Place one bead on each eye pin, trim and form a loop.

2 Take eighteen head pins and eighteen 4mm Sodalite beads. Place one bead on each head pin, trim and form a loop.

3 Make up one of the bracelet straps by taking one 6mm jump rings and threading a beaded-connector from step 1, one beaded-dangle from step 2 and one more small gold beaded-connector. *Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the last small gold beaded-connector, one new beaded-dangle from step 2 and one more small gold beaded-connector** Make sure the beaded-dangle is handing on the same side as the previous beaded-dangle. Repeat from * to** five more times so your chain measure eight small gold beaded-connectors. Repeat this step so you have two bracelet straps

4 Create the centre connector by taking the 10cm of 22ga wire and at the end of the wire and measure a 2.2cm tail and then bend it at a 90 degree-angle, start to make a wrapped loop making your loop slightly larger than normal and before starting the wrap thread one 8mm gold ring. Thread on the open end of the wire one 8mm gold lava bead, one lotus flower bead and one 8mm gold lava bead. Finish the wire with a wrapped loop. Take one 6mm jump ring and attach the large clasp.

5 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the 8mm ring from the centre connector from step 4, one beaded-dangle from step 2 and one bracelet strap from step 3.
Repeat this step with the second bracelet strap attaching to the same 8mm ring.

6 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the other side of one of the bracelet strap, one beaded-dangle from step 2 and attach to a new 8mm ring. Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the other bracelet strap and one beaded-dangle from step 2 and attach to the same 8mm ring. Now take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the previous 8mm ring and one new 8mm ring. Take one head pin and thread one 4mm Sodalite bead. Trim and create a loop and using a 6mm jump ring attach to the last 8mm ring.