Tropic Bloom Necklace

PROJECT N8049
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
This exotic azure necklace conjures blue waters and fresh island air. Raven's Journey Czech glass beads are connected using simple wire loops on 22 gauge hematite craft wire. The necklace is finished with a lobster clasp and chain extender for adjustable length.
Instructions
This necklace uses a chain extender for adjustable length from 15.5 inches to 17.5 inches. Note: for a longer necklace, you will need to purchase more beads.
  1. Begin by using flush cutters to cut 1.5 inches of 22 gauge craft wire. On one end of the wire, make a simple wire loop.
  2. Slide on three rondelle beads, then make another simple wire loop.
  3. Repeat step 1, then slide on one dark blue 8mm hibiscus bead. Make another simple wire loop, opening it the same way you would open a jump ring, and latch onto one end loop of your link from the previous step. Close the loop.
  4. Repeat the above step, this time sliding on one light blue 11mm hibiscus bead and latching onto the other loop of your 8mm hibiscus bead.
  5. Continue the process described in the previous steps to attach one more 8mm hibiscus bead to your 11mm hibiscus bead.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 five more times to continue the pattern shown in the photo.
  7. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create one last link of 3 rondelle beads. Latch this link onto your final 8mm hibiscus beaded link, for a total of 15 inches of beaded chain.
  8. To attach your clasp: Open a simple wire loop on one end of your necklace and slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the loop. Repeat this process to attach the end link of your chain extender to the opposite side of your necklace. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-2902 - Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 11mm, Mint Green Silk with Bronze Finish, 1 Strand, by Raven's Journey
    Project uses 6 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-2924 - Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 9mm, Royal Blue Silk with Bronze Finish, 1 Strand, by Raven's Journey
    Project uses 12 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-2945 - Czech Glass Beads, Faceted Rondelle 3mm, Dark Cobalt, White, & Light Blue w/ Picasso Finish, 1 Str, by Raven's Journey
    Project uses 21 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2241 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Gunmetal/Hematite
    Project uses 37.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-4731 - Gun Metal Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-91005 - Gun Metal Plated 5mm Chain Necklace Extender W/ Drop 2 Inch (5)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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 Summer
Ingredients BCP-2902, BCP-2924, BCP-2945, WCR-2241, FCL-4731, AXC-91005,

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.
Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 11mm, Mint Green Silk, Bronze Finish, 1 Str, by Raven's Journey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$8.39 / Package | SKU: BCP-2902
Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 9mm, Royal Blue Silk, Bronze Finish, 1 Strand, by Raven's Journey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: BCP-2924
Czech Glass Beads, Faceted Rondelle 3mm, Cobalt, White, Lt Blue, Picasso, 1 Str, by Raven's Journey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: BCP-2945
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Gunmetal/Hematite
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: WCR-2241
Gun Metal Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-4731
Gun Metal Plated 5mm Chain Necklace Extender W/ Drop 2 Inch (5)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: AXC-91005
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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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