UFO Lampwork Glass Pendant Tutorial
Bead: Dennis Thompson
Necklace by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue
- TierraCast bead bars work great for beads made on a 3/32" (2.38mm) mandrel.
- Dennis' beads have a 4mm hole, so need a spacer bead at the bottom to keep the lampwork bead on the bead bar.
- This bead is 5/8" tall (about 16mm), and is perfect on the 1.25" bead bar with 6 spacers.
- Add an 8mm, 10mm and 11mm spacer, then the lampwork bead, and another 11mm, 10mm and 8mm bead.
- Vary spacer sizes and colors as desired! (Click the "Related Products" tab of any item below for alternates.)
- Add a jump ring to the top. For durability, add the heaviest jump ring that fits through the hole. For best way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
- Add pendant to chain, and enjoy!
- 1 ten [use 1] #56-033-1 TierraCast White Plated Bead Bar, Cast, 1 1/4"
- 1 ten [use 2] #49-947-52-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Beads, Cast, Spacer Bali-Style 8mm
- 1 ten [use 2] #49-947-53-AG TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Beads, Cast, Spacer Bali-Style 10mm
- 1 ten [use 2] #49-947-54-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Beads, Cast, Spacer Bali-Style 11mm
- 1 each #40-800-24-30-0 Semi-Finished Stainless Steel Ball Chain, 2.4mm (ball chain is also available by the spool)
- 1 oz [use 1 piece] #37-100-1 White Plated Jump Ring, Round, Assorted Sizes
- #69-081 Jewelry Pliers, 5", Ergonomic, Bent Chain-Nose
- #69-082 Jewelry Pliers, 5", Ergonomic, Round Nose