This design uses the popular mixed metals look along with eye-catching faceted labradorite beads to create a unique, delicate and modern necklace.
Mixed metals is a style that has really taken off over the past year, and we are big fans. You can create some really unique looks such as this necklace.
Start by deciding the length you want your necklace.
Cut your flex-rite wire to length using side cutters.
Take one end of the wire, thread it through a 2x2mm crimp then through the loop on the lobster clasp and back through the crimp.
Using magical crimping pliers, gently crimp and you will create a little round bead which secures as a normal crimp would.
Thread on four labradorite beads, a curved silver tube bead and four more labradorite beads (you could always use five on each side as you have ten in a pack!)
Take the other end of the wire and as above, thread it through a 2x2mm crimp, a jump ring then back through the crimp and using magical crimping pliers gently crimp to form a bead.
Your necklace is now complete!
Side cutters - for cutting metal wire, headpins etc. with minimum effort
Or pack of pliers & side cutters which is an economical way of buying all the pliers you will need for every project!
Make the design your own by using your favourite jewellery supplies.
'The Basics of Bead Stringing' by Debbie Kanan
'Beading Design' by Kim Glover
'The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques' by Sara Withers
Kernowcraft's jewellery making kits are aimed to inspire you - therefore the step by step instructions are available online only with a shopping list, where you can easily customise the design to suit you. We recommend printing or bookmarking this page ready to follow.
The suggested products used in this project are suggestions to inspire you. Products used were compatible at the time of making but do be aware that gemstones are natural and hand cut stocks can vary, so do use your own common sense as to the compatibility of each item when making.
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