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Pocket Watch Tree Gemstone Necklace

Materials

Material are for one necklace, bracelet & earring set
1 clasp
1 15mm cast metal smooth ring
1 48x38mm cast metal pocket watch tree pendant
3 29x25mm cast metal tree laser cut
1 cast metal bead hanger
9 10x16mm cast metal connector round
19cm 7x5x2mm brass oval chain
2 4mm jump rings
30 6mm jump rings
2 8mm jump rings
3 eye pins medium
13 eye pins small
2 brass spacer beads
3 head pins
2 ear hooks
25cm 1mm Stretch Magic elastic cord
3 8mm cast metal daisy spacers
24 4mm round gemstone beads
12 6mm round gemstone beads
36 8mm round gemstone beads (includes extra for bigger bracelets)

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 – Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Three long beaded-connectors (use medium eye pin): One 4mm round bead, one 8mm round bead, one 8mm daisy spacer, one 8mm round bead and one 4mm round bead.
B: Four single beaded-connectors: One 8mm round bead
C: Nine medium beaded-connectors: One 4mm round bead, one 6mm round bead and one 4mm round 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

STEP 2 – Cut the chain into one 5cm section and one 14cm section

STEP 3 – Make up the first beaded necklace strap for necklace by using 6mm jump rings to join up the beaded-connectors from step 1 and the chain from step 2 in the following order: 1 x 5cm section of chain, *1 x single beaded-connector (step 1B), 1 x long beaded-connectors (step 1A)**, repeat from ** to ** two times, 1 x single beaded-connector, 1 x 14cm section of chain and one clasp

STEP 4 – Make up the second beaded necklace strap for necklace by using 6mm jump rings to join up the beaded-connectors from step 1 and round connector in the following order: *1 x medium beaded-connector, 1 x round connector**, repeat from * to ** eight times and one 15mm ring.

STEP 5 – Take two 8mm jump rings and use one jump ring per necklace strap to connect the straps to centre watch pendant.

BRACELET INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Ensure your elastic cord will not stretch out immediately and will be durable, gently pull on the cord, stretching it out several times. This will cause the cord to “give” and take out some extra stretch to be stronger.
STEP 2: Take one head pin and thread one 6mm round bead. Create a beaded dangle by finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop
STEP 3: Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the beaded dangle from step 2 and the tree pendant charm. Attach to bottom loop of the bead hanger
STEP 4: Thread on the elastic twenty 8mm round beads for a small bracelet OR twenty-two 8mm round beads for a medium bracelet OR twenty-four 8mm round bead for a large bracelet.
STEP 5: Now thread on each side of the bracelet one rondelle spacer bead and one 8mm round bead (so you are threading one spacer bead and one 8mm round bead on the right side of the bracelet and the same on the left side)
STEP 6: Finishing by threading the bead hanger (step 3) and knotting the elastic. Use glue to secure the knot. Allow to dry before trimming. Hide the knot behind the bead hanger.

EARRING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Take one head pin and thread one 6mm round bead. Create a
beaded-dangle by finishing the head pin with a wrapped loop

2. Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the beaded-dangle from step one and the tree charm.

3. Take one 4mm jump ring and thread the 6mm jump ring from step 2 and the bottom of the ear hook.

4. Repeat step 1 to 3 for the second earring.