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Botanical Bird Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
Follow wire-wrapped loop instructions in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF) to create wire-wrapped link sections with the crystal beads. Be sure to add the various components to your beaded links before finalizing each wire wrap! (Alternately, make simple loops, and /or use jump rings to connect the sections.)
Use 24-gauge wire to link one Aurum (gold) crystal to bottom right of songbird and to 5" of chain.
Use one gold crystal to link the other end of chain to bottom left corner of the songbird (see image at bottom of this page).
Add a bead cap, 4mm Paradise Shine crystal, another cap, and 1 gold crystal to wire. Use to link a tassel or drop charm to the middle of the 5" piece of chain. (See image at bottom of page.)
Link 1/2" of chain with gold crystal to top right of songbird. Link the other end to the branch with another gold crystal.
Repeat for left side of top of songbird
From the top of the branch, use a gold crystal, and link to about 2" of chain.
Repeat for other side
Link one side of the chain with a gold bicone, bead cap, Paradise Shine bicone, bead cap, and 1 more gold bicone, to approx. 2 feet of chain (or whatever remaining length you want for your necklace).
Repeat for other side to connect the 2 feet of chain.