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Bridal in Rose Gold - Necklace Tutorial
Created by: Summer Melaas
Use crimp tube and cable thimble (wire guard), and crimp lobster clasp to one side of 2 feet of Soft Flex wire. For step-by-step crimping instructions, see Cable Thimbles/Wire Guardians section of Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
String one 3mm bicone and one size 15 seed bead.
String five 2mm pearls, one seed bead, one 3mm bicone, and one seed bead. Repeat this step until you reach desired length.
Add large heart link to cable thimble, and crimp securely.
Use 24g wire and one 3mm bicone to create a wire-wrapped link, linking large heart link to medium heart link with the 24g wire (see Jewelry Basics 101).
Repeat to link the medium heart link to the small heart link.
See below for close-up.
Designer Tips, Continued
Attach the pear pendant to the end of the small heart link with a jump ring.
The 3 hearts at the back allow you to adjust the length of this necklace, by hooking the clasp into any heart link.
To string your pearls quicker you can place the 5 pearls in between two fingers while still on the thread. Slide them off the thread and you will be able to slide the wire right into all 5 beads. If you are having trouble try the opposite side of the pearl. Swarovski pearls have a larger hole on one side.
When crimping the second side of the necklace… for a good tight but not too tight fit… tighten while the necklace is in circumference form, not straight.
1 each #06-128-08-431 Swarovski 6128 Mini Pear Pendant, 8mm - Rose Gold