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Red Jasper Tree Necklace

Materials

1 clasp
1 15mm cast metal ring
10cm 7x5x2mm brass oval chain
1 42x37m cast metal pendant tree of life medium
1 16x14mm cast metal charm bee petite
1 17x24mm cast metal charm bird swallow diving

2 small head pins
1 50mm head pin
18 small eye pins
6 medium eye pins
22 6mm jump rings
10 8mm jump rings

8 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle beads
1 15x10mm Imperial Crystal beads tear drop silver
6 6mm Red Jasper round beads
4 8mm Red Jasper round beads
6 10mm Red Jasper round beads
18 8x5mm White Howlite rondelle beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Create the following beaded-connectors:
A: Four 6mm Jasper beaded-connectors: One 6mm Jasper bead
B: Two single Howlite beaded-connectors: One 8x5mm Howlite rondelle bead
C: Four double Howlite beaded-connectors: Two 8x5mm Howlite rondelle beads
D: Four 8mm Jasper beaded-connectors: One 8mm Jasper bead
E: Four long Howlite beaded-connectors: One 8x5mm Howlite rondelle bead, one silver crystal rondelle & one 8x5mm Howlite rondelle bead
F: Four 10mm Jasper beaded-connectors: One 10mm Jasper bead
G: Two long jasper beaded-connectors (medium eye pin): One silver crystal rondelle, one 10mm Jasper bead & one silver crystal rondelle.

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 Create the following beaded-dangles:
A: Two single Jasper beaded-dangles: One 6mm jasper bead
B: One tear drop bead-dangle: One silver tear drop crystal (finish head pin with a wrapped loop)

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

STEP 3 Divide the chain into two 5cm sections

STEP 4 Create a beaded chain by using 8mm jump ring to join the beaded connectors in the following order: One 6mm Jasper beaded-connector (step 1A), one single Howlite beaded-connector (step 1B), one 6mm Jasper beaded-connector and one double Howlite beaded-connector (step 1C)

STEP 5 Now take one 6mm jump ring and thread the last double Howlite beaded-connector from the beaded-chain (step 4) and one 8mm Jasper beaded-connector (step 1D). Finish the necklace strap by using 6mm jump rings to join the beaded connectors in the following order: One long Howlite beaded-connector (step 1E), one 10mm Jasper beaded-connector (step 1F) one long jasper beaded-connector (step 1G), one 10mm Jasper beaded-connector, one long Howlite beaded-connector,
one 8mm Jasper beaded-connector, one double Howlite beaded-connector (step 1C) and the 5cm section of chain.

STEP 6 Repeat step 4 & 5 to create the second necklace strap. Now take one 10mm jump ring and to the end of one necklace. Take one 6mm jump ring and attach the clasp to the end of the second necklace strap

STEP 7 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the top of the tear drop dangle (step 2b) and the bottom left of the tree pendant. Now take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the bottom right of the tree pendant (use picture as guide).

STEP 8 Take one 8mm jump ring and thread the top of the tree pendant, the swallow charm, one single Jasper beaded-dangle (step 2A) and the rim of the 15mm ring. Using 8mm jump ring attach the two beaded straps from step 6 to the top of the 15mm ring.

STEP 9 Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the bee charm, one single Jasper beaded-dangle (step 2A) and attach to the necklace strap using the picture as a guide.