African Violet Necklace

PROJECT N8059
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This wire wrapped focal is created using the BeadSmith 6-Piece Wooden Mandrel Set for Wire Forming. The flower petals are made by coiling the wire around various sized mandrels. The necklace is completed with a finished chain and vibrant Swarovski Crystal 4mm pearl accents.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 17.5 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, choose your desired finished chain length.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Wire Wrap a Flower Using the BeadSmith Wooden Mandrel Set. In this video, you will see how to form this flower design using various wire gauges and mandrel sizes.
  2. Using what you have learned in the video, cut 1 foot of 26 gauge wire and form a flower with seven petals using the 1/4" mandrel. Then cut 1.5 feet of 22 gauge wire and form a flower with seven petals using the 1/2" mandrel.
  3. Follow along with the video to connect your two flowers using a 3 inch length of 26 gauge wire.
  4. To hang your pearl dangles: Take a headpin and slide on one 4mm Swarovski Crystal pearl. Above the pearl, make a simple wire loop. Latch the loop onto one petal of your larger flower. Close the loop. Repeat this process twice more for a total of three pearl dangles hanging one petal apart (see photo for reference).
  5. To attach your chain: Begin by using flush cutters to cut the centermost link of your 16 inch finished cable chain.
  6. Next, use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring and slide on the end link on one side of the chain. Also slide on the petal of your larger flower that sits adjacent to the petal holding one of your pearl dangles. Close the jump ring. Repeat this process to attach the chain on the opposite side of your flower (see photo for reference).
  7. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-4075 - Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 1.5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2630 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-98926 - Silver Plated Fine Cable Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasp - 2x1.8mm Links 16 Inches Long
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3005 - Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3911 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0164 - BeadSmith 6-Piece Wooden Mandrel Set For Wire Forming - Includes Storage Case
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients SWP-4075, WCR-2230, WCR-2630, AXC-98926, FHP-3005, FJR-3911,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: SWP-4075
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: WCR-2230
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 26 Gauge Thick, 15 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.30 / Package | SKU: WCR-2630
Silver Plated Fine Cable Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasp - 2x1.8mm Links 16 Inches Long
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: AXC-98926
Silver Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 1.5 Inch (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: FHP-3005
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3911
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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