Looplink Set in Glacier

PROJECT S8002
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Cool hues of purple and blue weave icily into this necklace and earring set. Hand-beaded connectors and wire wrapped Czech fire polish beads are linked with Nunn Design textured cable chain.
Instructions
This necklace measures 23.5 inches total. It can also be worn as a wrap-around bracelet that fits three times around a 7 inch wrist. To modify the length, adjust the number of units woven and beads wire wrapped respectively. By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat step 11 to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Beaded Connector Link. In this video, you will learn how to bead weave Toho Demi Round seed beads, Czech glass 2-hole Rulla beads, and Czech fire polish beads into a figure-8 link. You will also see how to assemble an earring using this technique.
  2. Using what you have learned in the video, create one beaded connector link as shown in the video (you will be using a blue and purple palette instead of bronze and gold).
  3. Using flush cutters, cut 1 inch of chain.
  4. Then cut 3 inches of 22 gauge wire and make a wrapped wire loop. String on one 8mm blue bead, and make another wrapped wire loop, wrapping the loop onto the end link of your inch of chain before closing the wrap.
  5. Open the first link of the chain as you would a jump ring. Slide it onto one side of your beaded connector link between the fourth and fifth 8/0 beads (see photo for reference). Close the link.
  6. Cut another 1 inch section of chain, and attach it to the other side of your beaded connector link in the same manner as you did in step 5. This completes one unit.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6 six times for a total of seven units.
  8. Take the free end link of chain on one side of one unit and open it the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide it onto the wrapped wire loop on the free end of your second unit. Close the link. Repeat this step 6 times to connect all 7 units. See photo for reference.
  9. To attach one side of your clasp, open the last link of chain attached to your beaded connector on one side of the necklace. Slide on the loop of half of your hook clasp. Close the link.
  10. To attach the other side of your clasp, cut a 3/4 inch length of chain. Open the first chain link and slide on the wrapped wire loop of your first 8mm bead. Close the link. Then open the last link of chain and slide on the loop of the other half of your hook clasp. Close the link. Your necklace is now complete!
  11. To make one earring, weave a beaded connector link as shown in the video. Then hang on your wire wrapped 8mm beaded dangle and attach your earring hook, also as shown in the video.
  12. Enjoy your necklace and earring set!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9805 - Nunn Design Antiqued Nunn Design Silver Plated Textured Cable Chain By The Ft
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-10412 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Full Pearlized - Navy Blue (25)
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-10317 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Full Pearlized Coat - Navy Blue (50)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRO-0005 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, 201 Gold Lustered Amethyst
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0041 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, 994 Gold Lined Rainbow Crystal
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7015 - TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Vine Hook And Eye Clasp 7mm (1 Set)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 9 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3015 - Silver Plated Fishhooks Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
Additional Information
Theme Winter
Ingredients CHA-9805, BCP-10412, BCP-10317, DRO-0005, DRH-0041, WCR-2230, FCL-7015, XCR-1285, FEA-3015,

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.
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Textured Cable Chain, 4mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: CHA-9805
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 8mm Round Full Pearlized - Navy Blue (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: BCP-10412
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Full Pearlized Coat - Navy Blue (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: BCP-10317
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 8/0 (3mm) Size, 7.4 Grams, #201 Gold Lustered Amethyst
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: DRO-0005
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm), 7.8 Grams, #994 Gold Lined Rainbow Crystal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: DRH-0041
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
TierraCast Silver Plated Pewter Vine Hook And Eye Clasp 7mm (1 Set)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FCL-7015
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
Earring Hooks, Fishhook Style 15MMx17MM, 25 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-3015
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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